Title: Theoretical Mechanics Researcher, Educator
Company: Endochronics Co.
Location: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Kirk Christian Valanis, Theoretical Mechanics Researcher, Educator at Endochronics Co., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research.
Dr. Valanis celebrates more than 50 years as an educator, researcher and scientist. He continues contributing to the field as a research professor at the University of Portland, where he has held a position for nearly two decades. In addition, he is the owner of Endochronics Co., a company based in Vancouver, WA. He started working at the company in 1986 as the president, and came to own the company a decade later. Dr. Valanis has also taught as a professor and held various leadership roles at Iowa State University and the University of Cincinnati. He consulted for S-Cubed of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. for more than a decade, and has been an affiliate with NASA and the University of Crete.
Dr. Valanis’ love of science and technology started at an early age. In 1955, he graduated from the Imperial College London with a Bachelor of Science, with honors. He continued at the institution to receive an MSc in 1957. Following this degree, he relocated to the United States and attended Purdue University. In 1963, he earned a PhD from the university. On top of his research, Dr. Valanis has written and edited several publications, including authoring “Irreversible Thermodynamics” and “Constitutive Equations.” He has appeared in numerous articles and professional journals.
For his work, Dr. Valanis has received recognition. He has been selected as a research grantee for a number of organizations, including the Waterways Experiment Station, the US Army Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Additionally, he is an honoree with the Hellenic Society of Rheology. He maintains affiliation with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Engineering Science Inc., the Mathematical Association of America, the American Academy of Mechanics and the Hellenic Society of Rheology. Dr. Valanis is recognized with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.