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consultant , researcher , Engineering educator

Gerald Paul Wirtz, American engineering educator, consultant, researcher. Achievements include patents in field. Named Fulbright Hays Lecturer, University Aveiro, Portugal, 1980, Fulbright Lecturer, University Coimbra, Portugal, 1985; fellowship, Organization of American States, 1977. Member of Keramos, American Ceramic Society, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Background

Wirtz, Gerald Paul was born on December 22, 1937 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Theodore Anton and Grace (Vincent) Wirtz.

Education

Bachelor of Science, St. Norbert College, 1959. Biomedical Engineering, Marquette U., 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science, Northwestern University, 1966.

Materials research scientist Airco Inc., Niagara Falls, New York, 1966-1968. Assistant professor ceramic engineering University of Illinois-Urbana, 1968-1973, assistant dean engineering, 1973-1974, associate professor ceramic engineering, 1973, associate head. ceramic engineering, 1986. Consultant Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Military Institute Engineering, Rio deJaneiro.

Organization of American States fellow, 1977. Fulbright Hays lecturer U. Aveiro (Portugal), 1980. Fulbright lecturer U. Coimbra (Portugal), 1985.

Career

Materials research scientist Airco Inc., Niagara Falls, New York, 1966—1968. Assistant professor ceramic engineering University Illinois-Urbana, 1968—1973, assistant dean engineering, 1973—1974, associate professor ceramic engring, since 1973, associate head. ceramic engring, since 1986. Consultant Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Military Institute Engineering, Rio de Janeiro.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Keramos, American Ceramic Society, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Darlene Yvonne Haupt, June 3, 1961. Children: Cynthia, Melissa, Lauralee.

father:
Theodore Anton Wirtz

mother:
Grace (Vincent) Wirtz

spouse:
Darlene Yvonne Haupt

child:
Melissa Wirtz

child:
Cynthia Wirtz

child:
Lauralee Wirtz