Two transfer to emeritus
professors in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(MAE) have transferred to emeritus status, effective July
Robert Jahn '51 *55 and Barrie Royce.
MAE Professor Robert
Jahn transferred to emeritus status, effective June
Jahn joined the Princeton faculty in 1962 after teaching at
Lehigh University and the California Institute of Technology.
He earned his bachelor's degree in 1951 and his Ph.D. in 1955.
From 1971 to 1986, he served as dean of the School of Engineering
and Applied Science (SEAS).
focuses on the experimental and analytical study of high-power
plasma discharges for space propulsion applications, anomalous
human/machine interactions, and consciousness-correlated physical
Jahn is the author of Physics of Electric Propulsion and coauthor
of Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical
World. In 1979 he established the Princeton Engineering Anomalies
Research (PEAR) program to pursue rigorous scientific study
of the interaction of human consciousness with sensitive physical
devices, systems, and processes common to contemporary engineering
of the American Physical Society and the American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor Jahn has received
the Curtis McGraw Research Award of the American Society of
Engineering Education. He has served as a member of the NASA
Space Systems and Technology Advisory Committee, vice president
of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and a board member
of Hercules Inc. and the International Consciousness Research
Barrie Royce transferred to emeritus status, effective
June 30, 2003.
Royce came to Princeton in 1960 as a research associate and
lecturer and has been a member of the faculty since 1961.
courses on topics including materials science, thermodynamics,
and mechanics. He codeveloped a class on "The Engineer
and the Bicycle" that explored the human body as a power
plant, and he led a freshman seminar titled "Power from
the People" that examined human-powered transportation.
courses, together with "The Structure and Properties
of Engineering Materials," were fully available to students
as online, multimedia documents.
Royce taught at several universities in Brazil and Mexico,
and also at a United Nations Summer School in the Abdus Salam
International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
interests have focused on the relationship between atomic
defects in materials and their macroscopic performance. He
has published more than 100 articles in professional journals
and scholarly books and served on the editorial board of Progress
in Photothermal and Photoacoustic Science and Technology.
He is a member of the American Physical Society and a past
president of the Princeton chapter of Sigma Xi.
Royce has served as the director of graduate studies for his
department and as an adviser to science and mathematics candidates
for Marshall Fellowships. From 1986 to 1994, he was master
of Mathey College. He holds bachelor's and doctoral degrees
from the University of London, King's College.
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