Princeton engineering professor George Luchak, whose work helped astronauts land on the moon, dies at 47

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
by Susan DeSantis for the Office of Engineering Communications

George Luchak, a professor of civil engineering emeritus who taught at Princeton for two decades, died June 6 at his Princeton home. He was 97. Luchak specialized in analyzing technical innovations, including the module that landed men on the moon in 1969.

Luchak, who joined the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 1966, was the first to teach operations research, which uses mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations such as risk analysis, climate study and traffic management.

 

Read more about George Luchak's life and accomplishments here.