Interviewed for The Comprehensive Version by Greg Morkovin
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Illinois Institute of Technology
Elected to the National Academy of Engineers in
1987, Mark is a fellow of the American Physical Society, of the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), receiving its first Fluid and Plasmadynamic Award in
1977, and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a recipient of its
1987 Fluids Engineering Award, the most prestigious award conferred by ASME upon an
individual for outstanding contributions over a period of years to the fluids engineering
profession through research, practice, and/or teaching.
Mark had a substantial part in the development of
the Bell X-1, the first airplane to break the sound barrier, and of the
first space shuttle.
His son Gregory Morkovin is a founder of WHUM and its current Executive Director.
Mark's online bio