posted on March 7, 2014
Long-time MSI Principal Investigator Joachim Heberlein, emeritus professor of mechanical engineering, passed away on February 17, 2014. Professor Heberlein had been an MSI Principal Investigator for over two decades. His research group at MSI studied factors contributing to dielectric breakdown in low-voltage circuit breakers post current-zero. The group was developing a model that would deal with a number of factors contributing to dielectric breakdown; the model is designed to fit seamlessly into a larger CFD model demonstrating 3D circuit breaker geometries.
More information can be found on the College of Science and Engineering website. The staff at MSI extend their deepest condolences to Professor Heberlein’s family, friends, and colleagues.