M.S. (University of Maine, 1964)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Years of Service on the ME Faculty:
1956 – 1994 with 38 years of service
Upon graduation from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1952, Professor Chapman accepted a position as a Project Engineer with the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. That was followed by an appointment as Assistant to the Supervisor for Production Planning, U. S. Army, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Denver, Colorado. In 1956 he accepted an appointment to the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maine, a position he held for 38 years. In 1963 he completed the requirements for a Master of Science Degree and then spent a year doing post graduate work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ben’s contributions to the Department, College and University were significant during his 38 year tenure. His dedication to the department’s laboratory programs was significant and he played a leading role in making recommendations for the purchase and use of modern sophisticated instrumentation and data acquisition systems. His concern for the students was demonstrated in many ways, and his many years of service as faculty advisor to the student branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers was particularly noteworthy.
Ben and his wife Dottie live at Sebago Lake where they are enjoying their retirement.