Richard Goldstein received his BME degree from Cornell University,
and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, and a PhD
degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
He served as 1st lieutenant in the US Army, worked as an engineer
for Union Carbide Corporation and Lockheed Corporation, and was
an Assistant Professor in the Engineering division at Brown University.
Following a year as a NATO fellow at the University of Paris he
returned to the University of Minnesota, where he is now Regents
and James J. Ryan Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Goldstein is active in research on buoyancy-driven flows,
separated flows, jet impingement, and cooling of gas turbine components.
He developed optical and other experimental techniques including
laser interferometry and laser-Doppler velocimetry for study of
fluid mechanics and convection heat/mass transfer. His work on electrochemical
and other mass transfer systems have provided precision measurements
in a number of forced and natural convection flows. At the University
of Minnesota, as ME Department Head from 1977-1997, he directed
the development of an outstanding teaching, research, and service
oriented mechanical engineering program with excellent faculty,
students, and staff.
Dr. Goldstein is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi,
the Minnesota Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society
(Fellow), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Honorary
Member), the American Association for the Advancement of Science
(Fellow), the American Society for Engineering Education (Fellow)
and other technical societies. He is on the editorial advisory boards
of a number of engineering journals. He served as President of ASME
International in 1996-1997. He served as Chair of the ASME Heat
Transfer Division. He was elected to two terms as Vice President
of ASME and Chair of the Basic Engineering Group Operating Board.
He served four years as Senior Vice President of ASME, Chair of
the Council of Engineering, and served as a Governor of ASME.
Dr. Goldstein was elected to the National Academy of Engineering
in 1985. He was President of the Assembly for international Heat
Transfer Conferences and is currently the President of the international
Center for Heat and Mass Transfer. He received honorary doctorates
from the Technion, Israel institute of Technology (1994), the Instituto
Superior Tecnico of Lisbon Portugal (1996), and the A.V. Luikov
Heat and Mass Transfer institute, Belarus. He was elected a Foreign
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1999.