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Jack R. Vinson, PhD, PE

Vinson, JackOccupation: Mechanical Engineer; Educator
Born: Kansas City, Missouri, November 10, 1929

Education:
PhD, University of Pennsylvania (1961)
BS in Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University (1952)

Career:
Professor Emeritus, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (2005-Present)
Partner, Structural Mechanics Associates, Penn Valley, PA (1965-Present)
Associate Professor to H. Fletcher Brown Professor, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1964-2005)
Vice President, Dyna/Structures, Inc., Drexel Hill, PA (1961-1965)
Functional Engineer, GE, Philadelphia, PA (1956-1961)
Engineer Student, Black & Veatch Consulting Engineers, Kansas City, MO (1947-1952)

Career Related:
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Fellow, American Society for Composites

Military:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force (1954-1956)

Creative Works:
Author, “Plate and Panel Structures of Isotropic, Composite, and Piezoelectric Materials, Including Sandwich Construction” (2005); Author, “Composite Materials and Their Use in Structures,” Second Edition (2002); Author, “The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials” (1999); Author, “The Behavior of Shells Composed of Isotropic and Composite Materials” (1993); Author, “The Behavior of Thin Walled Structures” (1989); Author, “The Behavior of Structures Composed of Composite Materials” (1985); Author, “Composite Materials and Their Use in Structures” (1975); Author, “Structural Mechanics: The Behavior of Plates and Shells” (1974); Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials

Awards:
Recipient, Research Award, American Society for Composites (2007); Recipient, Techmonic Award, American Society for Composites (1998); Recipient, Centennial Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1981); Recipient, Award in Structural Mechanics, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1977)

Memberships:
Executive Committee, Region 3 Vice President, International Conference on Composite Materials (1999-2001); President, American Society for Composites (1998-1999); Vice President, American Society for Composites (1996-1997); Chairman, Aerospace Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1980-1981)

Religion:
Episcopalian

Family:
Son of Harry Roger Vinson and Myrtle (Kiple) Vinson
Married: Mildred Vinson; Gertrude “Trudy” Hovey (6/11/1955, Deceased 9/1977)
Children: Jack R. Jr.; Stephen Scott; Jeffrey Alan; Christopher Lee
Three Stepchildren
14 Grandchildren
8 Great-grandchildren

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2004-2005, 6th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2016-2017, 12th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2011-2012, 11th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2006-2007, 9th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the East – 2016, 43rd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the East – 2015, 42nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the East – 2014, 41st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the East – 2013, 40th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the East – 2012, 39th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the East – 2011, 38th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the East – 2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the East – 1991-1992, 23rd Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in the World – 2000, 17th Edition (pub. 1999)

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