Biography of William Goudie
William John Goudie (1868-1945) was James Watt Professor of Theory and Practice of Heat Engines (which subsequently became Mechanical Engineering) from 1921 until 1938. In 1936 he founded the Goudie Prize in Music and in 1938 the Goudie Prize in Applied Thermodynamics. He was awarded an LLD in 1939.
Born in Kilmarnock, Goudie trained as a mechanical engineer with the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Co before matriculating to study at the University in 1891. He graduated BSc in 1895, worked for a marine engineer's consultancy and went to London in 1907 as Assistant Professor and then Reader at University College. Goudie was a leading authority on steam engines and his publications included the text books Steam Turbines, and Ripper's Steam Engine Theory and Practice. He was also the author of the manuscript Reminiscences of Glasgow University Orchestral Society from session 1922-23 to session 1942-43.
Born 6 November 1868, Girvan, Scotland.
Died 4 October 1945.
University Link: Benefactor, Graduate, Honorary Graduate, Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1895; LLD, 1939;
Occupation categories: mechanical engineers
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 16th Jun 2011