|Born||Herbert John Gough
26 April 1890
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
Born in Bermondsey, London, Gough attended the Regent Street Polytechnic, and won a scholarship to University College London. In 1909, he became an apprentice at Vickers, Sons in 1913. He graduated from the University of London, with a BSc, a DSc and PhD in engineering. From 1914 to 1938, he worked at the National Physical Laboratory. From 1914 to May 1919, he served with the Royal Engineers. He was mentioned twice in dispatches, and was awarded the MBE in 1919.
His main area of expertise was the study of material fatigue. In 1938, he was director of scientific research at the Ministry of Supply. He was appointed Commander of the Bath in 1942. He was responsible for the Telecommunications Research Establishment at Malvern, Porton Down, and the rocket station at Aberystwyth Port, Cardiganshire.
- The fatigue of metals: with numerous diagrams and tables, Scott, Greenwood & Son, 1924
- Dorey, S. F. (1966). "Herbert John Gough 1890-1965". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 12: 181–126. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1966.0008.
- "H.J. Gough", Google Scholar
|Professional and academic associations|
E. William Gregson
|President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Stanley Fabes Dorey
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