Engineer, Inventor, Olympic Medalist
A creative inventor with a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from the California Institute of Technology, Dr. Gourdine holds over 70 foreign and U.S. patents in electrogosdynamics, vortadynamics, and thermovoltaic cells. As a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic Team, he won a silver medal in the broad jump competition at Helsinki. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and member of the Science and Engineering Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Engineering and the Black Inventors Hall of Fame.
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