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Jack Hebrank

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Jack Hebrank has worked on projects at the intersection of biology, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering for almost forty years.  In addition to being a biomechanics researcher, he was Director of Technical Development at Pfizer/Embrex developing machines that now vaccinate nearly all broiler chickens raised in the US.  He also developed machines that candle 40,000 eggs per hour by detecting heartbeats and which is used in making human flu vaccine.  He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, both from Duke.  His dissertation explained the role of the  pinna in the human ability to vertically localize sounds.  He was a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State University for eighteen years.  He is a licensed Professional Engineer and is inventor or co-inventor for over fifty issued US patents.  Currently he works with Pneuma Respiratory, a small startup developing a better asthma inhaler. 

Jack is the grandson of a dowser.  His involvement with the Rhine began as a test subjext for Helmut Schmidt’s 4-button experiments.  Later he built a high speed random number generator for Ed Kelly and worked with Ed and John Hartwell to develop an optical system for sweat composition analysis.  Since then he has bent a few spoons and learned a little astrology and Reiki.  He has been attending Rhine PEG and research meetings for several few years and more recently joined one of the Bengsten healing groups. Jack and his wife have a small healing practice in Durham.  They are also Guest Faculty Members of Michael Harner’s Foundation of Shamanic Studies and teach FSS shamanism workshops throughout NC.   He and Marcia have seven kids and three grandkids.