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A. Cemal Eringen papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 20, Placement: 17
Identifier: MSF 122

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of an article written by A. Cemal Eringen.


  • 1954


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Ahmed Cemal Eringen was born on February 15, 1921, in Kayseri, Turkey. Erigen received his degree from Technical University of Istanbul in 1943. After his formal studies, he was employed by Turkish Aircraft Company until 1944. From 1944-1945 Ereingen was a trainee for the Glenn L. Martin Company. In 1945 he then became a group leader at the Turkish Air League Company.

Erigen continued his education at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in New York City, where his major was applied mechanics. He received his doctorate in 1948. He then went on to the Illinois Institute of Technology where he became an assistant professor, and then an associate professor in 1953. In 1955 he became a professor a full professor at Purdue University.

In 1966 he was appointed a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Princeton. Later he was professor of continuum mechanics. He later served as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton, where he retired in 1991.

Erigen was the founder of the Society of Engineering Studies. In 1973 he received the Distinguished Service Award. In 1976 the A.C. Erigen medal of the Society of Engineering Science was named in his honor. He had served as its president from 1963–1973. The award is given in recognition of sustained outstanding achievements in Engineering Science. In 1981 he was the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

Ahmed C. Erigen died on December 7, 2009.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The papers have been housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
A. Cemal Eringen papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-12-08.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-05-15: Collection description updated to new standards by Mary A. Sego.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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