In Memoriam: Former Fluid Power Educator & 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame Inductee Passes Away

In Memoriam

Dr. John “Jack” Slater, a former fluid power educator and 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame inductee, recently passed away. He was 95 years old. Dr. Slater had a long career in fluid power, starting with working his way up through a PhD degree in engineering at UW-Madison. From there, his career included industry and instructor positions until 1972 when he transitioned to academia by joining the MSOE faculty. There he was a professor, mentor and member of the Mechanical Engineering Department leadership, developing and teaching fluid power courses and earning the MSOE Professor Emeritus distinction. He earned numerous awards during this time as well, including the Karl O. Werwath Distinguished Research Award in 1983 and Fluid Power Hall of Fame recognition in 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be held in March 2022. Read more about his life and legacy here.

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