Prof. em. J. Edward Anderson


Edward Anderson was born in China in the 1920s. His family returned to the United States in the 1930s. He obtained a BS from Iowa State University and a masters from the University of Minnesota – both in the field of mechanical engineering. He also earned a Ph.D. in Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1971, he became a full professor atUniversity of Minnesota and has been a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Boston University.

Anderson is also a member of the Advanced Transit Association board of Directors since its founding in 1976. Anderson was elected in 2001 as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.