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Mechanical engineer

Francis Joseph Wilgen, American mechanical engineer. Achievements include elucidation of the role of drying conditions in affecting the drying and structural properties of cereal foods; determination of the effects of flexible appendages on the whirl stability of rotating shafts. With United States Army, 1970-1972. Member Instrument Society of America.

Background

Wilgen, Francis Joseph was born on June 26, 1945 in Melrose, Minnesota, United States. Son of Ben and Marie Sabella (Billmeyer) Wilgen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Minnesota, 1967;Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Minnesota, 1968;Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering mechanics, University of Wisconsin, 1977.

Career

Engineering coordinator, American Peace Corporation, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1968-1970;principal engineer, General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, since 1977.

Achievements

  • Achievements include elucidation of the role of drying conditions in affecting the drying and structural properties of cereal foods. Determination of the effects of flexible appendages on the whirl stability of rotating shafts.

Membership

With United States Army, 1970-1972. Member Instrument Society of America.

Connections

father:
Ben Wilgen

mother:
Marie Sabella (Billmeyer) Wilgen