|Who is it?||Engineer|
|Birth Day||May 10, 1859|
|Birth Place||Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovak|
|Age||160 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||25 December 1942(1942-12-25) (aged 83)\nZürich, Switzerland|
|Resting place||Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia|
|Residence||Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland|
|Education||Budapest University of Technology and Economics|
|Known for||technical thermodynamics gas turbine-powered electric generator|
|Awards||Honorary degree of Leibniz University Hannover Grashof medal of Verein Deutscher Ingenieure Honorary degree of German Technical University in Brno Honorary degree of Charles University of Prague James Watt International Medal|
In 1915–1916 Stodola collaborated with Ferdinand Sauerbruch a German surgeon to develop an advanced mechanically driven prosthetic arm. This collaboration marked one of the first documented examples of a surgeon and Engineer merging efforts. Sauerbruch said, "Henceforth, surgeon, Physiologist, and technician (prosthetist/engineer) will have to work together."
Stodola's book Steam and Gas Turbines was cited by Soviet rocket scientist Fridrikh Tsander in the 1920s. Published in English in 1927 and reprinted many times up to 1945, it was a basic reference for Engineers working on the first generation of jet propulsion engines in the United States. Stodola worked closely with industries on the development of the first practical gas turbines, in particular Brown, Boveri & Cie, who built the first gas turbine-powered electric generator in 1939.