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Surendra N. Tiwari Dies

Surendra N. Tiwari, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Old Dominion University, died Tuesday, June 10 at his home.

A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, June 12, at the Weymouth Funeral Home, located at 12746 Nettles Drive in Newport News.

Tiwari, who retired in May as eminent scholar of mechanical engineering, joined the Old Dominion faculty in 1971. During his career, he received both the Research Award and Tonelson Award, and supervised the research studies of 33 master's and 41 Ph.D. students.

He directed efforts to create the Institute for Computational and Applied Mechanics and established the Institute for Scientific and Educational Technology. Additionally, Tiwari represented ODU to the National University Space Research Association and was a co-director of the NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program.

A Fellow of the American Society of Mechnical Engineers and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tiwari received more than $14 million for his research and scholarly activities. He contributed works to more than 400 technical publications, including 16 book chapters, 55 journal articles and 49 proceedings, and was awarded the AlAA Thermophysics national award.

This article was posted on: June 11, 2008

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