Alec David Young
Alec David Young (15 August 1913 – 27 January 2005) was a British aero-engineer. He was Professor and Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1954–78, then Emeritus, and Vice-Principal, Queen Mary College, 1966-78.
Young was educated at Caius College, Cambridge (Wrangler, Mathematical Tripos, 1935; MA).
He was awarded an OBE in 1964, and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1973. He was awarded the Ludwig-Prandtl-Ring from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics) for "outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace engineering" in 1976.
He is buried in the Jewish Section of Cambridge City Cemetery.
- Clarke, J. F.; Riley, N. (2007). "Alec David Young. 15 August 1913 -- 27 January 2005: Elected FRS 1973". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 53: 401. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2007.0004.
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