Terry A. Willemin, P.E.
Mr. Willemin holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on compressible flow measurement from Virginia Tech. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an undergraduate student he flew several magnetic particle distribution experiments in a mixed ballistic/microgravity environment in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program (part of their Microgravity University). Also, as an undergraduate student he was granted a Ronald E. McNair (former astronaut who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion) scholarship which led to his attending graduate school. Mr. Willemin was granted a US Airforce based fellowship at Virginia Tech to study scramjet inlet starting of Busemann type inlets for hypersonic vehicles. After working as an engineer for over 12 years, split between slip ring design and some wind tunnel research, he decided to take the fundamentals of Engineering exam and subsequently the Professional Engineering exam. He has 16-plus years of experience in engineering research and design and currently works as a staff engineer and manager of designer/drafters. On the side, has also taught several GD&T (geometric dimensioning and tolerancing) courses over the past six years. He currently spends an inordinate amount of time in general ballistics research. His spare time is either spent with his wife and the two youngest of his five children who still live at home or in rebuilding demilitarized firearms.