About | Free Trial

Last Update


This profile was last updated on . .

Is this you? Claim your profile.

Background Information

Employment History

Manager of the Fire Research Section

William J. Hughes Technical Center

Aeronautical Engineer


Naval Air Propulsion Center



Web References

BAM: Obituaries, The Classes, September/October 2004

www.brownmagazine.org [cached]

Thor I. Eklund ,75 PhD, of Haddonfield, N.J.; May 2, after a long struggle with esophageal cancer.He was an aeronautical engineer who held two patents related to the ventilation of smoke from aircraft fires.In 1997 he retired as manager of the fire research section at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, a facility of the Federal Aviation Administration.He then established a consulting firm and was a frequent lecturer.He earlier worked at the Naval Air Propulsion Center.He specialized in aircraft fire safety, fire-resistant materials, and fuel flammability.In addition, he wrote numerous technical reports and articles.He received awards for his writing and work, including his research to prevent fuel tank explosions and his efforts to develop FAA regulations to improve aircraft fire safety.During several years while his cancer was in remission, he was a stay-at-home father.

Similar Profiles

Other People with this Name

Other people with the name Eklund

Charlie Eklund
Adventist Frontier

Carina Eklund
Ahlsell AB

Fredrik Eklund
Davron Staffing Inc

Karl Eklund
Anchorage School District

Michaeleen Eklund
Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District

Browse ZoomInfo's Business Contact Directory by City

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory