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Enrico Volterra, professor of aerospace engineering, died on June 29, 1973. He was 68.
Professor Volterra was born on June 11, 1905, in Rome, Italy. He received his first degree from Rome University in 1928. He earned a PhD from King's College, Cambridge University, in 1941.
Dr. Volterra conducted research for both the British Admiralty and the U.S. Office of Naval Research during World War II. He taught at Rome University, Cambridge University, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1957.
Professor Volterra specialized in the theory of vibrations, strength of materials, the mathematical theory of elasticity, and experimental stress analysis. He held a National Science Foundation grant to study vibrations of curved bars. He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship, which took him to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to lecture. Professor Volterra published nearly 100 papers.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.