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George H. Junkhan papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 11/10/52

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content

This collection (1982-1993) consists of correspondence, documents submitted for the Faculty Citation, and a vita for George H. Junkhan. The correspondence deals mostly with administrative aspects of his career including faculty improvement leaves and promotions and includes related documentation.

Dates

  • 1982-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

George H. Junkhan received a B.S. (1955) in mechanical engineering, an M.S. (1959) in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. (1964) in theoretical and applied mechanics and mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Junkhan was hired as an Assistant Professor (1959-1966) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State where he worked until his retirement. He was promoted to Associate Professor (1966-1978) and Professor (1978-1994) and upon his retirement was named Professor Emeritus (1994). Junkhan twice was granted faculty improvement leaves to serve as a Visiting Professor (1971-1972, 1989-1990) at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels, Belgium.



Junkhan devoted most of his research efforts to the study of heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He authored or coauthored dozens of articles regarding the topics and also taught several undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on advanced heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He consulted for Deere and Co., Caterpillar Tractor Co., Bock Corporation, and Check-all Valve Corp.



Junkhan received several awards such as being named Professor of the Year (1980) by the Mechanical Engineering senior students and the ISU Alumni Association Award for distinguished service (1987).



As of 2011 Junkhan and his wife, Margaret, reside in Ames, Iowa.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

Abstract

George H. Junkhan was a Professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University from 1959 until 1994. He received his B.S. (1955) in mechanical engineering, an M.S. (1959) in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. (1964) in theoretical and applied mechanics and mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. Junkhan also served as a Visiting Professor (1971-1972, 1989-1990) at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels, Belgium. This collection contains correspondence, documents submitted for the Faculty Citation, and a copy of his vita. The correspondence deals mostly with administrative aspects of his career including faculty improvement leaves and promotions and includes related documentation.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Items in related collections

RS 11/10. Iowa State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering records, 1891-2014

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
RS 11/10/52. George H. Junkhan papers, 1982-1993
Date
January 22, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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