Ralph Sanders Budwig, American Engineering educator, researcher. Achievements include research on methods for dynamic measurement of velocity, temperature, and concentration in fluid flows, on the characteristics of vortex shedding behind a cylinder in unsteady flows, on modeling of respiratory and cardiovascular flows. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1988, American Heart Association, 1990.
Budwig, Ralph Sanders was born on August 3, 1955 in El Paso, Texas, United States. Son of Ira A. and Marge (Sanders) Budwig.
Bachelor of Science with honors, University Colorado, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1985.
Research and teaching assistant Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1978-1985. Research Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1989. Assistant professor University Idaho, Moscow, 1985-1990, associate professor, 1991—1996, professor, since 1997, department chair, 1999—2005.
Director Center Ecohydrreulics Stream Laboratory, since 2007. Reviewer National Science Foundation.
Contributor articles to Physics Fluids A, Review of Science Instruments, International Journal Heat & Mass Transfer, Journal Fluid Mechanics. & Biomechanics.
Leader AWANA Children's Club, Moscow. Volunteer Salvation Army. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (reviewer), American Society Engineering Education, American Physical Society, Faculty Council U. Idaho.
Married Deborah Kay Moore, August 15, 1980. Children: Noelle, Bartholomew, Solana.