|At the last session in 1998 of the Presidency of the Yugoslav Society
of Mechanics Professor Richard B. Hetnarski, James E. Gleason Professor
was elected an honorary member of the Yugoslav Society of Mechanics.
Richard Bozyslaw Hetnarski was born in Sopnica, Poland, on May 31, 1928. He received an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Gdansk in 1952; an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Warsaw in 1960; a Doctor's degree in Technical Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1964. He served as a Reserch Scientist at the Institute of Aircraft Research in Warsaw from 1955 to 1959, and as Reserch Scientist at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Reserch of the Polish Academy of Sciences from 1959 to 1969.