Here’s to You, Dr. Bert

Dr. Bert
Dr. Bert and many other former and current faculty members and friends joined in the festivities of Dr. Bert’s induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
Seated – (L-R) Billy Crynes, CoE professor emeritus and Maurice Rasmussen and AME professor emeritus
Standing – (L-R) John Fagan, ECE professor and former recipient; Ken Barnes, AME alumnus and Board of Advisor member; Tom Love, AME professor emeritus and former AME director; Davis Egle, AME professor emeritus and former AME director; Charles W. Bert III, AME professor emeritus and recipient; John Francis, professor emeritus and Board of Advisor member; Faramarz Gordaninejad – a former student of Dr. Bert who is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Congratulations to AME emeritus faculty Charles Bert who was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society.

Bert taught at AME for 41 years and directed its School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering for a combined 11 years.  He retired from OU in 2004.

Charles B. Bert is known internationally for his contributions to the field of mechanics with a special emphasis in the analysis, design and manufacture of composite materials.  He is the recipient of the highest recognition for research at the University of Oklahoma –  the George Lynn Cross Research Professorship.

His contributions to the profession have been recognized by his being elected to the grade of Fellow of seven major professional organizations:  American Academy of Mechanics, American Society for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Experimental Mechanics, the American Society of Composites and the Society of Engineering Science.

Bert has published one monograph, 13 book chapters and 205 full-length, refereed articles in archival journals.  He has graduated 26  doctoral students and 40 students with masters degrees.  He has developed several new courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, and served with distinction as the director of the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

If you have any well wishes for Dr. Bert, please post them as a comment and we will pass them along to him.


Dr. Bert. Picture taken in 2001.

3 thoughts on “Here’s to You, Dr. Bert

  1. Hi, Professor Bert.
    This is Sungkuk Jang from Korea.
    It has been so long to hear from you.
    Congratulations to you. If you have e-mail address, please let me know. Now I am a professor in Halla University in Korea. It has been so nice to see your recent picture above. Best Regards.

  2. Dr. Bert was very instrumental in helping me start my career as a technical professional. Through his help, guidance, and tough work assignments, I grew more self assured and technically competent, and eventually found myself supporting the Mission Operations Directorate at NASA. Thank you, Charlie, I always loved being one of your “angels”.

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