Joseph C. Ford Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
After receiving his doctoral degree, Torrance held a joint appointment with the Fire Research Section of the National Bureau of Standards, and the Factory Mutual Engineering Corporation, in Norwood, Massachusetts. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1968. At the university he is associated with the graduate Fields of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering and the Program of Computer Graphics. During 1974-75, he held a fellowship in the Advanced Study Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Physical Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 1994 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award.