Stephen Malkin

(1941–2013)

Professor Malkin was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. His NAE citation:

“For pioneering research in and the implementation of grinding-system simulation and optimization.”

STEPHEN MALKIN, an internationally renowned guiding force in manufacturing science and a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, passed away on Aug. 19, 2013 at the age of 72.

Steve, as he was generally called, was born in Malden, MA, on June 20, 1941. In high school, Steve was an ambitious student who pushed himself to excel, so it is no surprise that he was admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in 1963.

Steve got a taste of research during his undergraduate studies and decided to attend graduate school at MIT and to specialize in manufacturing engineering. He earned his M.Sc. in 1965, and in...

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