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Mechanical engineering educator

Dirse Wilkis Sallet, American mechanical engineering educator. Registered professional engineer, Maryland. Recipient numerous research contracts Department Transportation, numerous research contracts Department Defense; recipient Alexander von Humboldt Prize, 1985.


Sallet, Dirse Wilkis was born on August 10, 1936 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Richard and Margarete Louise (Stolzenbach) Sallet.


Business Systems Modernization-Energy, George Washington University, 1961. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Kansas, 1963. Doctor of Engineering, University Stuttgart, Germany, 1966.


Research associate, Institute Aero and Gas Dynamics, U. Stuttgart, 1963-1966; research mechanic engineer, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1966-1967; assistant professor mechanic engineering, U. Maryland., College Park, 1967-1970; associate professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1970-1976; professor, U. Maryland., College Park, 1976-1990. Visiting scientist Max Planck Institute Fluid Mechanic Research, Götingen, Federal Republic Germany, also Aerodynamische Versuchsanstalt Göttingen, 1973-1974. Visiting research scientist Center Nuclear Research Karlsruhe (Germany) Institute Nuclear Reactor Components, 1980-1981.

Consultant in field; visiting professor Technology U. Munich, 1987, 89. Chairman Maryland. Board Boiler Rules.


  • Registered professional engineer, Maryland.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Physical Society, Washington Academy of Sciences, Philosophical Society Washington (president 1984-1985), Gauss Gesellschaft Göttingen, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma.


Married Martha Jane Obert, June 9, 1963 (divorced). Children: Stefan and Michael (twins), Bonnie, Johnny.

Richard Sallet

Margarete Louise (Stolzenbach) Sallet

Martha Jane Obert

Johnny Sallet

Bonnie Sallet

Stefan and Michael Sallet (twins)