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,
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
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.