Bill Milliken

William F. Milliken Jr.: A Daredevil’s Closest Shaves

Posted on 08/6/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyThere are two things you should know about engineer, pilot and race car driver William F. Milliken Jr. One is that he literally invented the field of vehicle dynamics, authoring the definitive textbook on using advanced mathematics to model and improve how cars handle on the road. The other is that he was a veritable master of disaster, the sort of death-defying daredevil most of us have seen only in movies. Milliken, who passed away at age 101 on July 28 …