1963 Award Recipients

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Diane Randall
608/265-4048
drandall@engr.wisc.edu

PIERCE G. ELLIS
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

ANTHONY J. NERAD
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

B. RICHARD TEARE, JR.
Distinguished Service Award Recipient

PIERCE G. ELLIS

PIERCE G. ELLIS (Large image)

PIERCE G. ELLIS

Vice President, Division Operations, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, Oshkosh.

Born, Chicago, Illinois, September 18, 1909.

B.S., 1931, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S., 1933 (Chemical Engineering), The University of Wisconsin.

Instructor in Chemical Engineering, The University of Wisconsin, 1931-1936.

With Public Service Corporation since 1936, in divisions of Property Records at Green Bay, Rates and Research at Oshkosh, and Budgets at Milwaukee. Assistant to the President at Milwaukee, 1946-1961. In present position since 1961.

Past President of Engineers Society of Milwaukee and of Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers. Director (1958-1961) and Vice President (1963), National Society of Professional Engineers. Chairman of NSPE Board of Ethical Review, 1960-1962.

Awarded citation as "Engineer of the Year" by WSPE in 1957.

Active in numerous civic, fraternal, and church groups as well as professional societies.

ANTHONY J. NERAD

ANTHONY J. NERAD (Large image)

ANTHONY J. NERAD

Manager, Mechanical Investigations Section, Chemistry Research Department, General Electric Research Laboratory, Schenectady, N. Y.

Born, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 20, 1900.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Wisconsin, 1923.

With General Electric Company since 1923, as Student Engineer, then as Research Associate. In present position since 1948.

His fields of research have been servomechanisms, heat transfer, liquid metals, fluid mechanics, rheology, and combustion.

His best known contributions include fundamental work on the design of jet engines, resolution of the mercury boiler problem, direction of super-pressure and high-temperature research resulting in production of man-made diamonds, and investigation of boron hydride compounds as aircraft and rocket fuels.

He has been civilian consultant to the Office of Scientific Research and Development, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the Research and Development Board of the Department of Defense, and the Arnold Engineering Development Center.

He holds numerous patents in the fields of new power systems and high-energy fuels.

B. RICHARD TEARE, JR.

B. RICHARD TEARE, JR. (Large image)

B. RICHARD TEARE, JR.

Dean, College of Engineering and Science, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Born, Menomonie, Wisconsin, January 12, 1907.

B.S., 1927, The University of Wisconsin.

M.S., 1928 (Electrical Engineering), The University of Wisconsin.

Doctor of Engineering, Yale University, 1937.

With General Electric Company, 1929-1933.

Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 1933-1939.

With Carnegie Institute since 1939, first organizing graduate study in Electrical Engineering. Appointed Buhl Professor and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, 1944; Dean of Graduate Studies, 1950; to his present position, 1953.

His research has dealt with hysteresis motors, copper-covered steel conductors at high frequencies, electrical studies of living tissues, and skin effect in bimetallic conductors. He holds several patents and one of his research papers won a national prize of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

In engineering education he has gained a national reputation for his pioneering work in the development and coordination of engineering courses, winning (1947) the George Westinghouse Award in recognition of his contributions to the teaching of students of engineering.

He was President of the American Society for Engineering Education, 1959-1960, and of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1962.




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