Awards & Winners

Hans W. Liepmann

Date of Birth 03-July-1914
Place of Birth Berlin
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Hans Liepmann
Profession Engineer
Hans Wolfgang Liepmann was an American engineer and emeritus Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. He is known for his numerous contributions in fluid mechanics covering a wide range of problem areas, such as flow instability and turbulence, gas kinetics, viscous compressible fluids and liquid helium flows.

Awards by Hans W. Liepmann

Check all the awards nominated and won by Hans W. Liepmann.


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For his outstanding research contributions to the field of fluid mechanics and for his devotion for over 40 years to the education of the world's leaders in aeronautical engineering.)


National Medal of Science for Engineering
(For his invaluable contributions to the physical sciences and engineering and their impact on the national defense and for his important theoretical and experimental advances in the areas of laminar flow, instability and transition, turbulence, shock-wave boundary layer interaction, transonic flow, aerodynamic noise, magnetofluid dynamics, and the mechanics of liquid helium.)