It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Professor Emeritus of Ocean Engineering Ernst G. Frankel MME '60, SM '60. A long-time member of the Faculty Newsletter Editorial Board, Frankel was an MIT faculty member for 36 years, retiring in 1995. He passed away on November 18 at the age of 95.
Serving on the Newsletter Editorial Board from the early days of the publication, Ernst was the first to voice the importance of the FNL to address not only campus issues, but also national and international issues that impacted on or were impacted by the scientific and engineering community.
Always a tireless worker, in addition to his numerous written contributions to the Newsletter, Ernst was the author of 21 books and wrote over 700 academic papers.
His bright spirit and engaging personality will be missed at FNL Editorial Board meetings as well as frequent telephone communications.
For a more complete biography of Prof. Frankel please see: http://news.mit.edu/2018/ernst-frankel-professor-emeritus-ocean-engineering-shipping-expert-dies-95-1126.