Martin Summerfield

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Martin Summerfield
Born(1916-10-20)October 20, 1916
DiedJuly 18, 1996(1996-07-18) (aged 79)
Alma materBrooklyn College
California Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsAerospace
Combustion
InstitutionsJet Propulsion Laboratory
Princeton University
Doctoral advisorJohn D. Strong
Doctoral studentsHerman Krier

Martin Summerfield (20 October 1916 – 18 July 1996) was an American physicist and rocket scientist, a co-founder of Aerojet, head of Princeton University propulsion and combustion laboratory.[1][2] [3]

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Martin Summerfield (second from left) with Theodore von Kármán (center)

Summerfield received B.S. degree in Physics from Brooklyn College. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at California Institute of Technology in 1937 and 1941, respectively.[2] He was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1979.[4]

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