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Wolfgang Franz Merzkirch

Wolfgang Franz Merzkirch, German mechanical engineering educator. Recipient Leonardo da Vinci award, 1998, Asanuma award, 2000, Ludwig Prandtl Member Lector, 2003.

Background

  • Merzkirch, Wolfgang Franz was born on August 1, 1935 in Wittenberg, Germany. Son of Franz J. and Margarete (Roth) Merzkirch.

  • Education

    • Diploma in physics, University Freiburg, 1960. Doctor rerum naturalium, University Freiburg, 1963.

    Career

    • Research assistant National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Center, Moffett Field, California, 1964-1965. Research scientist Ernst-Mach-Institute, Freiburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1966-1970. Professor mechanical engineering University Bochum (Federal Republic Germany), 1970-1984, head department, 1977-1978, vice president, 1979-1983.

      Professor mechanical engineering University Essen (Federal Republic Germany), since 1984, head department, 1986-1992. Visiting professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, l983, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, l984, University Rome, l986.

    Works

    • Author: Flow Visualization, l974, second edition, l987. Editor: Fluid Mechanics of Flow Metering 2004. Editor Experiments in Fluids, l983-2003.

    Connections

    • Married Brita E. Koopmann, December l0, l964. Children: Susanne E., Christoph W.
    • father: Franz J. Merzkirch
    • mother: Margarete (Roth) Merzkirch
    • spouse: Brita E. Koopmann
    • children: Susanne E. Merzkirch
    • Christoph W. Merzkirch
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    Born August 1, 1935
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    • 1960
      University Freiburg
    • 1963
      University Freiburg
    • 1964 - 1965
      Research assistant, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Center
      California, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      research scientist, Ernst-Mach-Institute
      Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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