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John Fisher Kennedy ? Student and Statesman of Hydraulic Engineering
Author : Robert Ettema and Tatsuaki Nakato
John Fisher (Jack) Kennedy (1933-91) had a remarkably accomplished career in hydraulic engineering, including serving as President of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (1980-83). Though alluvial river behavior was the hydraulics topic closest to his heart, and about which he wrote the most, Kennedy made valuable contributions to other hydraulics topics: notably, river thermal and ice processes, and the design and operation of thermal- and hydro-power plants and various hydraulic structures. Additionally, he had an entrepreneurial spirit and was an engaging communicator, often eloquently speaking and writing about progress in hydraulic engineering, hydraulics education, history of hydraulics, and leadership of hydraulics (and other) research organizations. These qualities resulted in an impressive career marked by many accomplishments including election to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of Engineering when he was only thirty nine.
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Date Published : 18/07/2016
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