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Herbert Saravanamuttoo | June 20, 1933 - October 3, 2021

November 04, 2021 11:25 | April Duffy (Administrator)

CASI FELLOW HERB SARAVANAMUTTOO HAS PASSED AWAY

CASI members were greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of Herb Saravanamuttoo, Carleton University Professor Emeritus and long-time member of CASI.

Herb joined CASI in 1956, just two years after the Institute was founded.  He was admitted to the rank of Fellow in 1976 and served as President for the 1979-80 term.  Throughout his 65 years of membership in CASI, Herb participated actively in every facet of the life of the Institute.  He was an active participant in the Propulsion Section, presented papers at many AERO conferences and served on a variety of committees.  Herb’s vast experience in propulsion was appropriately recognized in 2005 when he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious CASI McCurdy Award that recognizes “outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research. engineering excellence.” 

Perhaps the most abiding memory many of us have of Herb is his being a speaker at CASI Branch meetings – most recently in March of this year when he gave a talk to the Ottawa Branch entitled “Civil Propulsion - The Last 70 Years”.  Shortly after this he was nominated for induction as a member of the Order of Canada. 

Personal recollections are invited to be left in the comments section below.

Professor H.I.H. Saravanamuttoo Scholarship in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Future Funder

Herbert Ian Howard Saravanamuttoo Obituary - The Globe and Mail



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