Prof. Charles Steele on "The novel mechanical structure for function of the inner ear"
ABOUT Charles Steele
Charles joined the Stanford Faculty in 1966, in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Motivated by a paper by von Bekesy in Mathematical Problems in Biology, he took an interest in the fluid-elastic response of the cochlea - the aero/astro of an inner space. He has some 120 archival publications and 58 Ph.D. students. About one-third of those worked on middle and inner ear mechanics. From NIH, Claude Pepper Award, 1988; From Germany, Humboldt Senior Fellowship Award, 1994; Honorary Ph.D. Zaporozhye State University, Ukraine, 1997; From ASME, Warner T. Koiter Medal, 1999. He was elected to the American Academy of Engineering in 1995. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 1985 - 2005 (Elsevier). Founder, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2005 (a nonprofit operation). Professor Emeritus 2003, but continuing research on auditory mechanics with colleague Sunil Puria and Ph.D. students, in collaboration with Tony Ricci, John Oghalai, and Gerry Popelka in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.