Bruyne, Norman Adrian de, 1904-1997 (aeronautical engineer)
Norman Adrian de Bruyne (1904-1997), inventor, and engineering entrepreneur, was born in Punta Arenas, Chile. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1923 to study natural sciences, and proceeded to Ph.D. research, studying field emission, and working at the Cavendish Laboratory. In 1931 he established the Cambridge Aeroplane Construction Company, which became Aero Research Ltd in 1934. De Bruyne's work with the company led to advances in the design and construction of aircraft. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1967.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence and papers re: terms of agreement, bispherical monocentric projector etc., 1950-1951
Techne engaged Linfoot as consultant on optics from 1 July 1950
Norman Adrian de Bruyne: 'My Seventy-Five Years'
Photocopy of a typescript of Norman de Bruyne's unpublished autobiography, 'My seventy-five years'.
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