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Ph. D., GPA 3.94, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, 1978

DIIT-Masters level, First in MHD Group, Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1970

B. Tech., First Class Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1969

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE I. Philosophy, Being, Computers

Research, Experiment and Writing, 1985-, Arcata, California. I have organized a small business, held a variety of positions including work at an inpatient psychiatric unit. My purpose has been to have experience and to follow my research interests.

Research Interests: Philosophy, Evolution, Design - relationship between World, Mind and Evolution; use in design, knowledge, engineering, and education.. I plan to start a research institute and have made a study: Leadership in Research Organizations. Recent topics: psychiatry; Being, Mind, Consciousness, the Absolute; computers as thought tools and as form of being - concepts and experiments; social and group action. Scientific explanation of mind and consciousness Experiments and exploration in being, relationship and transformation.

Computation - visual tools, program development, document development, numerical analysis.. Visual Basic programming and development of user interfaces - general, database and text applications; and Visual Basic for Applications: programming and use of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Fortran 95, Visual Fortran (90/95) and Visual C++ with exposure to MFC, and mixed language programming. HTML, JavaScript and VBScript tools, page and site design and site maintenance. Projects include: 1. Automation of complex document development and maintenance, 2. Automated translation among bookmark directories, file directories and document outlines, 3. Automated translation from file directories to a set of hyperlinks, 4. Automation of document to web-page translation with table of contents and footnotes as internal links, 5. Design and implementation of concepts and organization tools for a popular CD based encyclopedia and for Internet research, 6. Design, construction and maintenance of a complex, evolving website, 7. Ongoing development of conceptual research tools - (a) representation of concepts as hierarchies, storage in automated databases, automated translation among alternative hierarchies, and production of new concepts, (b) use of file/directory manipulation in research organization, and (c) visual research tools, and 8. Implementation of numerical algorithms.

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE II. Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Associate Professor, 1983-85, Environmental Engineering/Energy Systems, California State University, Arcata

Assistant Professor, 1978-82, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin

Visiting Assistant Professor, 1975-77, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Teaching Assistant, 1971-74, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware

Research Fellowship, 1970-71, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware

Research, Consulting and Teaching Experience.. Waves and Stability of Fluids - Theory, mathematics and computation. Wave forces. Applied Mathematics and Computation - Development and use of perturbation and regularization methods. Standard numerical analysis, finite elements and programming for engineering. Mechanics and Design - Kinematics, dynamics and vibrations of machines and mechanical systems. Strength/failure. Energy - Thermodynamics, heat transfer, resource analysis and combustion kinetics. Propulsion. Conventional, nuclear and renewable energy and power. Air pollution issues and control. Communication - Design and writing of papers and reports. Graphics and technical drawing.


Nature. Travel and meeting native peoples; wilderness backpacking; relation with nature.

Health. Practical and information aspects.

Reading. I enjoy reading in technical and popular science, various kinds of narrative and fiction.


Dr. Ronald C. Chaney, Professor of Engineering, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521. (707) 826-4992. Email:

Dr. Michael D. Greenberg, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711. (302) 831-8159. Email:

Dr. Swadesh M. Mahajan, Research Scientist, Center for Fusion Studies, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712. (512) 471-4376. Email: