STEPHEN PROKOFIEVITCH TIMOSHENKO was a professor of engineering at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute from 1908–1912 and a professor at the Polytechnic Institute at St. Petersburg from 1912–1917. For political reasons he left Russia in 1917 and went to America. Subsequently he became professor of engineering mechanics at Stanford University and built up a reputation both for original work and as a teacher which has made him well known in the USA and in other English‐speaking countries where his textbooks are used.
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