Gilbert L. Wedekind, John F. Dodge Professor of Engineering Emeritus, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His extensive research in the fluid and thermal sciences has been supported by the National Science Foundation and various well-known industrial corporations. He has had over forty research papers published, holds two U.S. patents, and has spoken at many conferences. Professor Wedekind has taught thermodynamics courses for over thirty-five years and been the recipient of a number of teaching and distinguished faculty awards.

He and his wife, June, have two grown children: René and Ty. Gil is an ordained pastor and licensed pilot, and enjoys wilderness backpacking, canoeing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
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