John V. Wehausen Memorial Graduate Scholarship -
Fund Drive

October 27, 2010

John Wehausen
John V. Wehausen
G. Paul Bishop photo


John Wehausen was a pioneer and international leader in free-surface hydrodynamics.  An online version of his classic work "Surface Waves," co-authored with the late Professor Edmund Laitone of ME, is posted at the College web site.  UC Berkeley's official obituary on John Wehausen can be seen at the UC Berkeley News Center.

On December 12, 2005, U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein entered a statement honoring Professor Wehausen into the Congressional Record.

As a tribute to John Wehausen, friends and colleagues have started a fund-raising effort to establish a John Wehausen Memorial Scholarship at Berkeley for graduate students interested in Wehausen's areas: marine fluid mechanics, surface waves, ship hydrodynamics.  Donations to this fund are tax-deductible and can be made by check or secured credit-card gift by designating Wehausen Fund - #M8250 (or #W5887). Contributions in check form should be made payable to John Wehausen Memorial Fund (#W5887) and sent to:

John Wehausen Memorial Fund
c/o College of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
201 McLaughlin Hall, MC 1722
Berkeley, CA 94720-1722, USA

This scholarship will be awarded to ME graduate students when the start-up target is reached.  Courtesy of the Technical University of Hamburg - Harburg, the Wehausen Scholarship holders will receive complimentary subscriptions to the Journal of Ship Technology Research (Schiffstechnik).

Official tribute to John Wehausen by the Academic Senate of The University of California.