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Dr. Richard V. Shanklin III

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Born: Brooklyn, New York

PhD, University of Tennessee (1971)
MS, University of Tennessee (1965)
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University (1959)
Graduate Prep School, Virginia Episcopal School (1955)

Consultant in Field, Mechanical Engineer (1986-1989, 1995-2018)
Director, Planning and Facility Transition, BDM Federal, Inc., McLean, VA (1989-1995)
Project Officer, U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp., Washington, DC (1982-1986)
Assistant Operations Manager, Process Development, Energy Systems Group, TRW, Inc., McLean, VA (1980-1982)
Manager, Combustion Programs, Energy Systems Group, TRW, Inc., Redondo Beach, CA (1979-1980)
Director, MHD Division of Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC (1978-1979)
Senior Staff Engineer, Energy Systems Group, TRW Inc., Morgantown, WV (1977-1978)
Assistant Director, MHD Division Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC (1975-1977)
Senior Scientist, Systems Research Laboratories, Dayton, OH (1973-1975)
Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Tullahoma, TN (1972-1973)
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Nashville State Technical Institute (1971-1972)
Chief Engineer, J.B. Dicks & Associates , Inc., Tullahoma, TN (1967-1970)
Design Engineer, Aro Inc., Arnold Air Force Station, Tennessee (1962-1964)
Associate Engineer, Boeing Co., Seattle, WA (1960-1962)
Engineering Assistant, Phillips Petroleum Co., Texas (1959-1960)

Creative Works:
Author, Papers and Reports in Field

Recipient, Special Achievement Awards, Energy Research and Development Administration (1976-1977); Recipient, Westinghouse Silver Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1976)

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Member, Cosmos Club of Washington; Member, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society; Member, Black Tie Society


Son of Richard Vair Shanklin II and Sue Hall (Morfit) Shanklin
Married: Margaret Krogstad Shanklin (7/3/1981)
Children: Carolyn Dennett Shanklin Payne; Anne Landon Shanklin Weaver
Grandchildren: Scott Payne; Michael Payne; Sarah Payne; Ryan Swindall; Emily Weaver

Reading; International travel; Birding (Tucson)

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)

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