Dr. Stanley Berger, Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed to the Montford G. Cook Endowed Chair in Engineering.
The Cook Chair was endowed by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Montford G. Cook in 2003. Mr. Cook was born in Denver, CO in 1925 and received his Master’s degree from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 1952. Mr. Cook worked for Alameda County as a health inspector for five years, owned his own retail business for many years, and worked as a registered environmental health specialist for Solano County until his retirement in 1990. The Montford G. Cook Chair in the College of Engineering supports a distinguished faculty member whose teaching and research focus on bioengineering or bioengineering-related fields.
Dr. Stanley Berger received his Ph.D. from Brown University in Applied Mathematics and was awarded their Distinguished Graduate School Alumnus Award in 1997, as well as the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 1964. He is a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The American Physical Society (APS), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), The American Academy of Mechanics, The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and was elected to the Inaugural Class of Fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
Dr. Berger is one of the fathers of the Bioengineering program at UC Berkeley, and was instrumental in the department’s formation. Before the formation of the department, he served as lead advisor for the undergraduate bioengineering program, and was the first Vice Chair for Undergraduate Affairs for the Bioengineering Department. Dr. Berger was also one of the founders and the first Chair of the Bioengineering Joint Graduate Group. His research focuses on biological fluid dynamics.
With his history of service and achievement in the field, Dr. Berger will bring distinction to the Montford G. Cook Endowed Chair. Congratulations!