Andrew A. Frank
Who is Andrew A. Frank?
Dr. Andrew Alfonso Frank is an emeritus American professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at University of California, Davis. He is recognized as the father of modern plug-in hybrids, and coined the now-common term Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. He has a B.S.M.E degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a M.S.M.E, from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S.E.E from the University of Southern California, and holds a Ph.D. in E.E from the University of Southern California. Prof Frank worked at North American Aviation then North American/Rockwell Aviation from 1955 to 1968 on programs such as the X15 Research Aircraft, Helicopter stability and control systems, the Apollo Project to the moon, and the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile programs. He received patents and provided many innovations and solutions that allowed the programs to be more successful and effective. His patents continue to be in use today.
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