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Electrical engineering educator

Walter Leroy Weeks, American electrical engineering educator. Inventor radiation leak detector, 1975, partial discharge locator, 1982, power cable fault locator, 1989. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Background

Weeks, Walter Leroy was born on March 30, 1923 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Walter William and Emma (Conley) Weeks.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1947; Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois, 1958.

Career

Instructor, Michigan State College, 1947-1951; assistant professor, New Mexico State College, 1951-1954; professor, New Mexico State College, 1959-1960; associate professor, University of Illinois, 1954-1959; assistant director research and development, Collins Radio Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dallas, 1960-1963; professor electrical engineering, Purdue University, 1963-1989; professor emeritus, Purdue University, since 1989; chairman, Purdue Electric Power Center, 1985-1988. Consultant Terronics Development Corporation, Elwood, Indiana, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Inventor radiation leak detector, 1975, partial discharge locator, 1982, power cable fault locator, 1989.

Membership

With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Connections

Children: Patricia, Walter William, Daniel, Sheryl, Joseph, Kathryn.

father:
Walter William Weeks

mother:
Emma (Conley) Weeks

children:
Patricia Weeks

Walter William Weeks

Daniel Weeks

Sheryl Weeks

Joseph Weeks

Kathryn Weeks