Hans Baumann (inventor)

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Hans D. Baumann
Born Germany
Occupation Inventor, engineer, author

Hans D. Baumann is a German-American inventor and engineer. He has registered over 200 patents and produced 105 publications. He is known internationally as a valve specialist and is an expert on aerodynamic noise of gases.[citation needed]


Baumann came to the United States from Germany in 1953, as an exchange student.[1] He holds degrees from [Case institute of Technology (now part of Case Western Reserve University)] and Northeastern University, and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia Pacific University.[2]

Baumann has worked as Chief Engineer at W. & T. Co., a valve supplier in Germany; Manager of Research & Development at Worthington S/A in France; Director of Engineering at Cashco, Inc., in the U.S.; Vice President of Masoneilan International, Inc.; and Senior Vice President of Technology for Fisher Controls. In 1977, he founded H. D. Baumann Assoc., Ltd., manufacturing control valves; the company was subsequently acquired by Fisher Instruments, and is now part of Emerson Process Management.[2]

In the field of engineering, Baumann has published manuals on valves and was a contributor to the Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Control Valves Handbook, Noise and Vibration Control Engineering Handbook, and Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control. He has also self-published several books on business management and German history. His book Hitler's Fate suggests that Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide, but rather survived World War II.

Baumann is a licensed Professional Engineer in four states and a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.[2] He is an advisor to the dean of the University of New Hampshire Business School, and presently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.




  1. ^ "Rethink e-mail, meetings, computers". SeacoastOnline.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Automation Founders Circle: Dr. Hans Baumann". ISA. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Automation Leaders | Five of Automation’s Biggest Hits". Control Global. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 

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