Stephen Juhasz died on 19 June 2013 at the age of 99.
Stephen Juhasz died on 19 June 2013 at the age of 99. The following brief description of Juhasz's career was provided by Norm Abramson.
Juhasz received his Dip. Ing. From Budapest Technical University in 1936; Teknologie Licensiate (doctorate) from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 1951; and an Honorary Doctorate of engineering from Budapest Technical University in 1989.
He immigrated to the United States from Hungary via Sweden and Canada in 1952 and joined the research staff of MIT working in the fields of thermodynamics and heat transfer, as he had in Sweden and Canada.
In 1954 Juhasz moved to the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, MO as the Editor of “ Applied Mechanics Reviews “ and one year later moved with the editorial office to the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX and became the Executive Editor of AMR in 1960, and remaind in that position until his retirement in 1984. His tenure was widely recognized as a noteworthy contribution to the worldwide research activity in Mechanics.
From 1984 until his recent death, Juhasz remaind active in professional affairs. especially working with local chapters of technical societies. He also became an authority in the field of descriptive geometry and created a wonderful laboratory for demonstrating virtual and interactive geometric principles as an Adjunct faculty in the Dept. of Mathematics of the University of Texas at San Antonio, presenting many lectures to a wide variety of audiences.
Juhasz received many professional honors for his work, including the ASME Frank von Flue Medal.