Ascher H. Shapiro Academic

Ascher H. Shapiro (born: May 20, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York — died: November 26, 2004 at Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts) was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He grew up in New York City. He earned his S.B. in 1938 and an Sc.D. in 1946 in the field of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was appointed assistant professor at MIT in 1943 where he taught fluid mechanics. He was Ford Professor from 1962 to 1975 and an Institute Professor from 1975 until he became Emeritus Institute Professor in 1986. He was Chair of the Institute's Faculty in 1964-1965 and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1965 to 1974. A prolific author of texts in his field, his two-volume treatise, The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow, published in 1953 and 1954, is considered a classic. His 1961 book Shape and Flow: The Fluid Dynamics of Drag explained boundary layer phenomena and drag in simple, non-mathematical terms. In the 1960s, he began to conduct research in fluid flow in the body. In 1961, he founded the National Council for Fluid Mechanics Films (NCFMF), in cooperation with the Educational Development Center.

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Date of birth
May 20th, 1916
Place of birth
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
United States of America
Date of death
November 26th, 2004 at age of 88
Place of death
Jamaica Plain
Places lived
Jamaica Plain , Massachusetts


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

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2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
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2010. 6,267
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2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
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2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
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