Kirk Christian Valanis, PhD

Kirk Valanis

Kirk ValanisOccupation: Theoretical Mechanics Research Professor
Born: Lefkara, Larnaca, Cyprus, March 6, 1930

Education:
PhD, Purdue University (1963)
MSc, Imperial College London (1957)
BS, with Honors, Imperial College London(1955)

Career:
Research Professor, University of Portland, Portland, OR (1998-Present)
Owner, Endochronics Co., Vancouver, WA (1996-Present)
President, Endochronics Co., Vancouver, WA (1986-1996)
Professor, University of Cincinnati (1983-1986)
Dean of Engineering, University of Cincinnati (1978-1983)
Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1968-1978)
Head, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1968-1978)
Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (1964-1968)

Career Related:
Consultant, S-Cubed, Maxwell Technologies, Inc., La Jolla, CA (1976-1992); Affiliate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pasadena, CA (1966-1992); Affiliate, BOD, University of Crete (1978-1986)

Creative Works:
Author, “Irreversible Thermodynamics” (1977); Author, “Constitutive Equations” (1976); Editor, “Constitutive Equations” (1976); Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals

Awards:
Research Grantee, Waterways Experiment Station (1992); Research Grantee, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (1984); Research Grantee, National Science Foundation (1978); Research Grantee, Air Force Research Laboratory (1969); Honoree, The Hellenic Society of Rheology

Memberships:
Fellow, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of Engineering Science Inc.; Mathematical Association of America; American Academy of Mechanics; The Hellenic Society of Rheology

Religion:
Greek Orthodox

Family:
Son of Christakis Valanis; Panayota Valanis
Married Barbara G. Geesey (9/11/1978); Lilian E. Salisbury (9/10/1955, Divorced)
Children: Christina; Paul; Catherine; Karen (Stepdaughter)
Married Elizabeth; Matthew; Nicholas; Alexander; Nicholas; Ben

Hobbies:
Bridge; Chess; Tennis; Hiking; Stamp collecting/philately; Research

Email:
valanis@teleport.com

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2002-2003, 6th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the World – 2004, 21st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the World – 2002, 19th Edition (pub. 2001)

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