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Dartmouth Mourns Sudden Loss of Longtime Engineering Professor

Jul 23, 2021

The Dartmouth community is mourning the sudden loss of Professor B. Stuart Trembly Th'83, longtime engineering faculty member, who died Sunday after suffering a recent stroke.

For nearly four decades, Professor Trembly was a dedicated member of Dartmouth's engineering faculty. He joined Thayer as an assistant professor in 1982 after earning his PhD at Dartmouth and BS at Yale. A deeply committed teacher and scholar, Stu provided a high level of rigor in his courses and was always available to field questions and engage with his students.

His research focused on therapeutic heating and properties of the tissue as well as the development of various biomedical techniques to treat disease. He developed a microwave thermokeratoplasty technique to correct nearsightedness and was working to thermally treat lung cancer using minimally-invasive ablation techniques.

(Photo by Chris Milliman)

"He was an exemplary teacher and scholar, who provided a high level of rigor in his courses and was always available for his students, fielding questions and engaging in discussions about their work. Stu will certainly be missed by his students and colleagues."

Engineering Dean Alexis Abramson

A holder of numerous patents, Stu was also the founder and co-founder of several successful biomedical technology start-ups. In 2019, Stu was honored with the Dartmouth Technology Innovation and Commercialization Award at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum. In 2020, he was elected as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors, which recognizes scientists who have demonstrated remarkable innovation-producing technologies that have delivered or have the potential to create significant impact on society.

A celebration of Stuart's life will be held in Hanover, NH at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Stu's memory to:

Dartmouth College
Gift Recording Office
6066 Development Office
Hanover, NH 03755

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

See full obituary published by Valley News on Jul. 22, 2021.

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