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mechanical engineering educator

Wolfgang Franz Merzkirch, German mechanical engineering educator. Recipient Leonardo da Vinci award, 1998, Asanuma award, 2000, Ludwig Prandtl Member Lector, 2003.


Merzkirch, Wolfgang Franz was born on August 1, 1935 in Wittenberg, Germany. Son of Franz J. and Margarete (Roth) Merzkirch.


Diploma in physics, University Freiburg, 1960. Doctor rerum naturalium, University Freiburg, 1963.


Research assistant National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Center, Moffett Field, California, 1964-1965. Research scientist Ernst-Mach-Institute, Freiburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1966-1970. Professor mechanical engineering University Bochum (Federal Republic Germany), 1970-1984, head department, 1977-1978, vice president, 1979-1983.

Professor mechanical engineering University Essen (Federal Republic Germany), since 1984, head department, 1986-1992. Visiting professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, l983, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, l984, University Rome, l986.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Flow Visualization, l974, second edition, l987. Editor: Fluid Mechanics of Flow Metering 2004. Editor Experiments in Fluids, l983-2003.


Married Brita E. Koopmann, December l0, l964. Children: Susanne E., Christoph W.

Franz J. Merzkirch

Margarete (Roth) Merzkirch

Brita E. Koopmann

Susanne E. Merzkirch

Christoph W. Merzkirch