H. Norman Abramsom

Photo of Norman AbramsonDr. H. Norman Abramson retired as the Executive Vice President of Southwest Research Institute in 1991, at the completion of 35 years of service in increasingly responsible positions. During this time, he developed a nationally recognized major research and development program in solid and fluid mechanics.  His personal contributions to problems of dynamic behavior of liquid propellants in rockets and spacecraft earned him an international reputation. He is internationally known in the field of ship structural analysis and dynamics, particularly in hydroelasticity.  Besides serving as the manager or principal investigator of more than a score of significant research projects, he has been extensively sought after as a technical consultant and advisor by a large number of governmental agencies and industrial concerns. Dr. Abramson has previously served on the Aerospace Advisory Board.