Organizationally speaking, I am a member of
SETAPP, the School of Engineering
Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, which is part of
the College of Engineering
at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) .
Physically, I am located at the Mont Alto Campus of Penn State University. If you need directions, please click here.
For the engineering students at Mont Alto I put together a short summary of all the different majors the College of Engineering and the Harrisburg Captial College offer.(click here)
Over the years I have taught quite a few courses in different areas, all of which have a web presence :
|E Mch 211 : Statics|
|E Mch 212 : Dynamics|
|E Mch 213 : Strength of Materials|
|ME 300 : Engineering Thermodynamics|
|EDSGN 100 : Engineering Design & Graphics|
|FYS for Engineering Students (PSU 08, Toy FUN-damentals)|
|CMPSC 101 : Introduction to Algorithmic Processes|
|CMPSC 201 : Computer Programming for Engineers Using C++|
|IST 240 : Introduction to Programming Languages|
|IST 250 : New Media and the Web|
|Math 220 : Matrices (under construction)|
|Math 230 : Calculus III|
|Diplom Engineur||1967||Technical University in Munich, Germany|
|Ph.D.||1989||Cornell University, NY|
|Dependence of the pure quadrupole resonance frequency on temperature for KBRO2 (Postscript, 2003)|
|Prime Numbers and Prime Gaps|
|Participant in the Goldbach Conjecture Verification Project|
|Mathematical Simulation of Stirling Engines (includes web-base computer programs)|
In engineering, undergraduate research is conducted by freshmen and sophmore students and is tailored to the abilities of the individual student. At times a group of students conducts research or tackles design projects, mostly under the auspices of the local engineering club
Students may feel free to bring their own proposals to me and I will try to accomodate to the best of my abilities.
My personal life
Sure I have one. For quite a few years we had three different nationalities in my family. My wife Jane (who is a full-fledged registered nurse) and youngest son Matthew were Americans, my two oldest sons Jan and Eric were citizen of India and I was a citizen of Germany. We have solidified the situation though and are now all Americans living in tiny Chambersburg, PA, respectively going to College. The youngest, Matthew, is now in his last semester studying the Fine Arts and is in the process of applying for graduate school. Jan just finished his undergraduate studies and is now in graduate school in Aerospace Engineering while Eric is working for a company designing web pages for commercial companies.
There is not much time for hobbies. But I used to run/jog for more than 40 years now ( marathon in 1993, 1996, 2000 ) but my knees are slowly giving out so I switched over to bicycling and hiking the Appalachian Trail. I also have a nice vegetable/fruit garden and enjoy fixing/building everything around our house and cars and trying to live green as much as possible.