Goldstein Memorial Lecture
Goldstein came to the University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1950 to study for a master’s degree, eventually earning a Ph.D. and then joining the faculty in 1961. In all, Goldstein was a part of the department—whether as a graduate student, faculty member, or researcher—for nearly 70 years. He was an active member of the department, serving as professor, researcher, and department head. He advised 74 doctoral and 82 master’s students, and was still advising students at the time of his death. His work in heat transfer took him all over the world and led to more than 300 publications. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1985 “for his outstanding contributions in heat transfer measurement techniques and in film cooling, leading to improved efficiency of gas turbines.” In addition to his work, Goldstein was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, an avid traveler, and a solar eclipse chaser, among other varied interests.