Professor Frank Wicks


Professor Frank Wicks


Professional Bio

Professor Wicks holds a B.Marine.E degree from SUNY Maritime College, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Union College and a PhD in Nuclear Engineering from Rennselaer. Prior to Union College he served as a shipboard engineering officer, a General Electric engineer in a variety of departments and as a member of the Nuclear Engineering Department at Rensselaer. He has received national recognition as the inventor of an Electricity Producing Condensing Furnace and as an author and frequent contributor to Mechanical Engineering, the monthly membership publication of ASME. As the advisor to the Union College student chapter of ASME he has coordinated programs with the Hudson-Mohawk Section and has twice been named Outstanding Faculty Advisor.


Frank E. Wicks, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
(518) 388-6267

College Positions: Director of Professional Engineering Refresher Program (Union Graduate College)

Teaches: thermodynamics, energy conversion, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, heat transfer, and nuclear engineering.

Research: Energy conversion directed towards more fuel efficient transportation, electric power, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Author/Writer: Frequent contributor to Mechanical Engineering, Monthly Membership Publication for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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