John Wehausen was a pioneer
and international leader in free-surface
hydrodynamics. An online version of his classic work "Surface Waves,"
co-authored with the late Professor Edmund Laitone of ME, is
posted at the College
web site. UC Berkeley's official obituary on John Wehausen can be seen at
Berkeley News Center.
On December 12, 2005, U.S. Senator Diane
Feinstein entered a statement honoring Professor Wehausen
into the Congressional
As a tribute to John Wehausen, friends and
colleagues have started a fund-raising effort to establish a
John Wehausen Memorial Scholarship at Berkeley for graduate students
interested in Wehausen's areas: marine fluid mechanics, surface waves,
ship hydrodynamics. Donations to this
fund are tax-deductible and
can be made by check
credit-card gift by designating Wehausen Fund - #M8250
(or #W5887). Contributions in check form should be
made payable to John Wehausen Memorial Fund (#W5887) and sent to:
John Wehausen Memorial Fund
c/o College of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
201 McLaughlin Hall, MC 1722
Berkeley, CA 94720-1722, USA
This scholarship will be awarded to ME graduate students when the
start-up target is reached.
Courtesy of the Technical University of
Hamburg - Harburg, the Wehausen Scholarship
holders will receive complimentary subscriptions
to the Journal of Ship Technology Research (Schiffstechnik).
tribute to John Wehausen by the Academic
Senate of The University of California.