Nina Welding | September 11, 2020
Albin A. Szewczyk, professor emeritus of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, passed away peacefully at Hospice House in South Bend on Aug. 17.
He will be remembered by family, friends and colleagues for his love of traveling, golf, Notre Dame and family, as well as his devotion to teaching.
Szewczyk was born in Chicago in 1935. He was a starting athlete for football, basketball and hockey throughout high school years. He earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from Notre Dame in 1956 and his master’s degree in 1958. In 1961, he earned his doctorate from the University of Maryland.
He returned to Notre Dame as an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in 1965 and was named a full professor in 1967. In addition to his teaching and research commitments, he served as department chair from 1978 to 1988. He also served as visiting professor at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London and visiting professor and scientist at the Kernforschungszentrum in Karlsruhe, Germany. He retired from teaching in 2002, having directed more than 40 graduate students, including 15 doctorate and 25 master’s degree recipients.
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