Joseph E. Fleckenstein graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in electrical engineering. Subsequent to graduation he completed over 44 courses in a variety of subjects. Following college he spent two years as a commissioned officer in the US Army and commanded a platoon of 35 men overseas. He has been a registered professional engineer for many years. Today he is an electrical engineering consultant.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Penn State University, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Fleckenstein has been employed as an engineer with both manufacturing firms and engineering firms. For last 30 years he has been actively involved with the design and modifications of electrical power generating plants. His specialization is electrical systems and controls. Over the years he has published a number of technical papers and online courses (through PDHOnline) for registered professional engineers. He is a member of IEEE, a life member of ISA and a certified IAEI electrical inspector.
Personal Interests
Joseph is an active member of a photography club where he frequently participates in competitions. Languages are a hobby, and he speaks both French and German moderately well. He has traveled extensively to Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. He is an enthusiastic reader of novels and short stories, and occasionally writes short stories. Additional particulars pertinent to his writing interests are available at his website: He is often seen hiking in the nearby Blue Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania.