Charles M. Vest

Charles Marstiller Vest
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15th President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In office
1990–2004
Preceded byPaul Gray
Succeeded bySusan Hockfield
Personal details
Born(1941-09-09)September 9, 1941
Morgantown, West Virginia
DiedDecember 12, 2013(2013-12-12) (aged 72)
Arlington, Virginia
ChildrenKemper Vest Gay, John Vest[1]
Alma materWest Virginia University
University of Michigan
Scientific career
FieldsEngineering
Institutions
ThesisStability of natural convection in a vertical slot (1967)

Charles "Chuck" Marstiller Vest (September 9, 1941 – December 12, 2013) was an American educator and engineer. He served as President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from October 1990 until December 2004. He succeeded Paul Gray[2] and was succeeded by Susan Hockfield.[3] He served as president of the National Academy of Engineering from 2007 to 2013.[4]

  1. ^ A Celebration of Charles M. Vest's Life. Washington, D.C.: The National Academy of Engineering Council and the Vest Family. February 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Presidents of the Institute", Office of the MIT President.
  3. ^ "MIT President Emeritus Charles M. Vest", Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  4. ^ "Dr. Charles M. Vest". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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