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educator , mechanical engineer

Gerald Peter Francis, American mechanical engineer, educator. Achievements include research in comparison of diastolic ventricular mechanics, measurements of velocity wave forms, sequential velocity development, study of skewed turbulent bundary layers. Recipient Silver medal United States Department Commerce, 1979; named Engineer of Year, State of Vermont, 1989.

Background

Francis, Gerald Peter was born on February 15, 1936 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Perry Lucas and F. Geraldine (Arntz) Francis.

Education

BME, University Dayton, 1958. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Cornell University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1965.

Career

Department chairman mechanic engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1970-1976;head engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York, 1977-1980;dean Engineering and Mathematics College, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1980-1981;professor mechanic engineering, U. Vermont, Burlington, since 1980;dean division engineering, mathematics, and business asminstrn., U. Vermont, Burlington, 1981-1985;interim vice president academic affairs, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1985-1987;vice provost, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1987-1989;interim provost, U. Vermont, Burlington, 1989-1991, 96-98.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in comparison of diastolic ventricular mechanics, measurements of velocity wave forms, sequential velocity development, study of skewed turbulent bundary layers.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-contributor articles to Journal Biomechanics Engineering, Fluids Engineering, Fluid Dynamics Measurments, Basic Engineering.

Membership

Member Vermont Industrial Energy Conservation, Montpelier, 1982, Mount Mansfield Colocation Association, Burlington, 1987. Chair board directors Fleming Museum, Vermont Lane Series. Fellow Institute Marine Engineers.

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life), National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society Engineering Education (Excellence in Engineering award 1970).

Connections

Married Anne V. Stewart, August 29, 1964. Children: Timothy, Michael, Peter.

father:
Perry Lucas Francis

mother:
F. Geraldine (Arntz) Francis

spouse:
Anne V. Stewart

child:
Timothy Francis

child:
Michael Francis

child:
Peter Francis