BIOGRAPHICAL RESUME OF A.K. OPPENHEIM

1915 Born, in Warsaw, Poland

1945 Dipl. Ing. Warsaw Inst.of Tech. (in exile) London

1945 DIC (Diploma of Imperial College) London

1945 Ph.D. (Eng.) University of London

1976 D.Sc. (Eng.) University of London

1945-48 Lecturer, City and Guilds College of Imperial College, University of London

1948-50 Assistant Professor, Stanford University

1950-54 Assistant Professor, U.C., Berkeley

1954-58 Associate Professor, U.C., Berkeley

1958-86 Professor of Mech. Eng., U.C., Berkeley

1960-61 Profeseur Associè, The Sorbonne, Paris

1961-62 Miller Research Professor, U.C., Berkeley

1973 Profeseur Associè, University of Poitiers

1980 Profeseur Associè, University of Poitiers

1986 Professor Emeritus, U.C., Berkeley

1949 Water Arbitration Prize of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) for "The Calculation of Compressible Fluid Flow" published in 1948

1958 Fellow, ARS (currently Amer.Inst.of Aero.& Astronautics.)

1963 Member, International Academy of Astronautics

1966 Fellow, Amer. Society of Mech. Engineers

1966 Pendray Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

"for outstanding contributions to the literature of the flight sciences"

1978 Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

1981 Numa Manson Medal of the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems "for outstanding contributions to gasdynamics of explosions and reactive systems"

1981 Doctor honoris causa, University of Poitiers

1987 Dionizy Smolenski Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences "for outstanding contributions towards advances in the knowledge of combustion and especially to dynamics of explosions and reactive systems"

1988 Berkeley Citation of the University of California, "the highest honor the campus bestows"

1989 Oppenheim Prize inaugurated by the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems to be awarded bi-annually to "an active scientist/engineer who has achieved distinction through analysis of significant problems or the interpretation of scientific data."

1989 Doctor honoris causa, Technical University of Warsaw

1989 Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

1991 Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers

1995 FIC (Fellow of Imperial College, London)

1997 Foreign Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)