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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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

Research assistant, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Center, Moffett Field, California, l964-65; research scientist, Ernst-Mach-Institute, Freiburg, Federal Republic Germany, l966-70; professor mechanic engineering, U. Bochum (Federal Republic Germany), l970-84; head Department, University Bochum (Federal Republic Germany), l977-78; vice president, U. Bochum (Federal Republic Germany), l979-83; professor mechanic engineering, U. Essen (Federal Republic Germany), l984-; head Department, University Essen (Federal Republic Germany), l986-. Visiting professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, l983, Indian Institute Technology, Madras, l984, U. Rome, l986.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Member Optical Society American.

Connections

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

father:
Franz J. Merzkirch

mother:
Margarete (Roth) Merzkirch

spouse:
Brita E. Koopmann

children:
Christoph W. Merzkirch

Susanne E. Merzkirch