Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972

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Dates:
Birth 1878-12-22
Death 1972-05-29

Biographical notes:

Stephen Prokofievitch Timoshenko, a world-renowned authority on theoretical and applied mechanics, was educated at the Munich Polytechnic Institute and at the University of Gottingen. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev (1907-11) and the Polytechnic Institute of St. Petersburg (1912-17), before fleeing Russia for Yugoslavia. He taught at the University of Zagreb from 1920 to 1922, and then moved to the United States. He was a research engineer at Westinghouse and taught at the University of Michigan before joining the Stanford faculty in 1936. Although he officially retired in 1944 he continued to teach and write. His best known works include STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, THEORY OF ELASTICITY, and ENGINEERING MECHANICS.

From the description of Stephen Timoshenko papers, 1907-1996 (inclusive), 1921-1970 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872739

Educator and engineer.

From the description of Papers of Stephen Timoshenko, 1928-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80698367

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Stephen Prokofievitch Timoshenko, a world-renowned authority on theoretical and applied mechanics, was educated at the Munich Polytechnic Institute and at the University of Gottingen. He taught at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev (1907-11) and the Polytechnic Institute of St. Petersburg (1912-17), before fleeing Russia for Yugoslavia. He taught at the University of Zagreb from 1920 to 1922, and then moved to the United States. He was a research engineer at Westinghouse and taught at the University of Michigan before joining the Stanford faculty in 1936. Although he officially retired in 1944 he continued to teach and write. His best known works include STRENGTH OF MATERIALS, THEORY OF ELASTICITY, and ENGINEERING MECHANICS.

From the guide to the Stephen Timoshenko papers, 1907-1996, 1921-1970, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Science--History--20th century
  • Universities and colleges
  • Mechanics, Applied
  • Structural analysis (Engineering)

Occupations:

  • Engineers
  • Educators

Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)