Professor William Henry Wittrick

William Henry Wittrick, ScD, FAA, FRS

William Henry Wittrick

Elected in 1958

Short citation at year of election

Dr. Wittrick took the Mechanical Sciences Tripos at Cambridge in 1942, was awarded First Class Honours and the Archibald Denny Prize; has held positions of Demonstrator in Engineering at Cambridge, Senior Lecturer and, more recently, Reader in Aeronautical Engineering at Sydney University; over the last ten years has made notable contributions to the theory of elasticity. In 1949 he received the Ph.D. degree and in 1953 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and a Research Fellowship at California Institute of Technology to work in his special field of theory of elasticity. That work together with his earlier contributions are highly regarded in America. 

© 2019 Australian Academy of Science