Emeritus Professor Durbin dies
Posted June 4, 2003; 03:28 p.m.
Enoch Durbin, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton for nearly 40 years and whose eclectic mix of research subjects included alternative fuels and tennis rackets, died May 27 at his home in Princeton. He was 80.
Durbin came to the University in 1953 as a member of the research staff and rose to the rank of senior research aeronautical engineer and lecturer before joining the faculty as a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in 1965. He transferred to emeritus status in 1993.
The main focus of Durbin's most recent research was alternative fuels, fuel economy and pollution control in the internal combustion engine. He published many articles on the environmental, economic and political benefits of using natural gas as fuel.
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