Memorial service set for faculty member

March 14, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Vicki L. Kroll

Students, faculty and staff are invited to remember Dr. K. Cyril Masiulaniec during a memorial service Friday, March 16, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Nitschke Hall Room 1027.


The UT associate professor of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering died March 4 at age 59.

Masiulaniec, who lived in Waterville, joined the engineering faculty in 1982 and later received the college’s award for teaching excellence.

His research concentrated on the thermal sciences — heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Masiulaniec spent four summers as a Faculty Fellow at NASA-Lewis Research Center investigating icing. In addition, he completed work on aircraft icing, deicing, impact studies of shed ice, and catalytic converter design for Chrysler Corp.

“Dr. Masiulaniec was a faculty member who truly exemplified a caring instructor,” said Dr. Nagi Naganathan, dean of the UT College of Engineering. “I saw him spare no effort in working with our students even while he was dealing with serious health challenges. We will miss him very much.”

Born in Blackburn, England, Masiulaniec’s family moved to Toledo when he was a young boy.

He was a UT alumnus, receiving bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering in 1975, 1977 and 1987, respectively.

Masiulaniec’s professional memberships included the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Sigma Xi, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Masiulaniec, instructor in the UT College of Nursing, their four children and seven grandchildren; and his mother and three sisters.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Department Progress Fund through the UT Foundation.

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