Title
Prof.
First name(s)
Henry Frederick William
Surname
Burstall
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Demonstrator in Mechanical Engineering, 1891-1895
  • Evening Class Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, 1891-1893
  • Evening Class Lecturer of Mechanical Laboratory, 1894-[1896]

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Privately Educated Ref: *2
  • University College, London Ref: *2
  • St. John’s College, Cambridge Ref: *1
Qualifications
  • BA (16th Wrangler) (1889)
  • MA (1893) Ref: *1
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Apprenticed to Messrs. J. Stewart and Sons, of Blackwall (1882-1885) Ref: *2
  • Chair of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at Mason's College, Birmingham (1896-) Ref: *2
  • Professor of Engineering at Mason College, Birmingham Ref:*1
  • Vice-Principal of the University of Birmingham (1925-1930) Ref: *2
  • Emeritus Professor and Life Governor, University of Birmingham Ref: *2
Professional activities
  • Civil Engineer
  • Gas Engine Research Committee of the Institution
  • War-time Researcher for Admiralty and Air Board Ref: *2
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Publications
  • "Indicating Gas Engines," (1909)
  • "The Energy-Diagram for Gas," (1911)
  • "A New Form of Optical Indicator," (1923) (T. Bernard Hall prize in 1924)

Personal details

Date of birth
Sept. 3, 1865
Place of birth
Old Machar, Aberdeenshire
Date of death
15 July 1934
Place of death
Alvechurch
Obituary

The Engineer, 20 July 1934

Family details

Son of Henry Abraham (1822-1890), retired builder, of Camden Town, London Ref: *1 and Annie Hephzibah King (1833-1910). Ref: *2 Married to Lilian Maud Burstall in 1897. Ref: *2

References

1. Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900

2.Grace's Guide to British Industrial History, "Frederick William Burstall". http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Frederick_William_Burstall [Accessed 25 May 2017]

 

Photograph: (Henry) Frederic William Burstall, by kind permission of Emma Burstall.

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