Dr. Robert Sawyer -
2015 Honoree


Dr. Robert Sawyer, class of 1953, graduated from Stanford with his BA and MS degrees and then attended Princeton University where he earned his MA and PhD in aerospace science. An Air Force veteran, he returned to California to start a thirty year tenure as professor of mechanical engineering at Berkeley, while doing research in air quality, emissions control, energy conversion and rocket and jet propulsion. He has written over 350 technical publications as well as two books. He was awarded the Berkeley Citation and Soichiro Honda Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, served as President of the International Combustion Institute from 1992-1996, and chaired the California Air Resources Board on appointment by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2005.




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