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Biographical entry Samuel, Andrew Emery (1934 - 2007)

14 September 1934
Ujpest, Hungary
3 December 2007
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Educator and Engineer


Engineering professor Andrew Samuel researched and educated at the University of Melbourne from 1969 to 2007. In the 1980s he established a highly productive program of research into kinematic design and robotics, which he led until his retirement in the early 2000s. He also authored textbooks in engineering design including Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design (2006).



Life event - Emigrated from Hungary to Melbourne, Australia with his father
Education - Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (honours), University of Melbourne
Education - Masters Degree in fluid mechanics, University of Melbourne
1969 - 1974
Career position - Lecturer in Engineering at University of Melbourne
Education - PhD titled The Development of Turbulent Boundary Layers in Adverse Pressure Gradients, University of Melbourne
1974 - 1989
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Engineering at University of Melbourne
1989 - 2002
Career position - Reader in Engineering, University of Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Engineering, University of Melbourne
2002 - c. 2007
Career position - Professor of Engineering, University of Melbourne

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Newspaper Articles

  • Burvill, C. and Lewis, B., 'Educator with a passion for engineering design', The Age, 4 January 2008. Details

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