|Born||February 5, 1923
New York City
|Died||August 17, 1997
San Diego, California
Richard Skalak (February 5, 1923 – August 17, 1997) was a pioneer in biomedical engineering. He is known for his groundbreaking work in the mechanics of blood flow, bone growth, white blood cell response to infections, and biological implications and responses to implants. He won numerous significant scientific honors over his career, including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1988. He is the namesake of the ASME Richard Skalak Award.
Awards and honors
- Chair Applied Mechanics Division, 1979
- Theodore von Karman Medal, 1987
- National Academy of Engineering, 1988
- Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award, 1997
- Poiseuille Medal of the International Society of Biorheology
- Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics
- Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
- Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Skalak, T.C. (1999) A Dedication in Memoriam of Dr. Richard Skalak, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 1, 1-18.
- Richard Skalak, Bioengineer 74, The Record of Columbia University 23(2), 1997.
- Hilchey, T. (1997) Richard Skalak, 74, Pioneer In Bioengineering, Is Dead, The New York Times.
- Chien, S. (2001) Richard Skalak, Memorial Tributes of the National Academy of Engineering 9, 254-259.
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