Executive Assistant to the Dean: Joyce Rose
Engineering Building, Room 5100
PHONE: (703) 993-1500
FAX: (703) 993-1734
|2012 - Present|| Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.|
|2004 - 2012|| L. S. Randolph Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.|
|2006 - 2012|| Affiliate Professor, Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.|
|2000 - 2004|| Professor and Thermal/Fluid Systems AreaC oordinator, Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering No. 5, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.|
|1994 - 2000|| Associate Professor (with tenure), Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering No. 5, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.|
|1989 - 1994|| Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.|
|1987 - 1989|| Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Fluid Mechanics, Turbulence, and Computation, Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.|
Supervisor: Professor Lawrence Sirovich. Research activities included the analysis and numerical simulation of turbulent flows using spectral methods and the Karhunen-Loèveprocedure (proper or thogonal decomposition), transition to turbulence and its control, and the characterization of chaos within thedynamical systems studied. Also, the development of numerical flow visualization software.
|1982 - 1987|| Graduate Research Assistant and/or Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.|
|1986|| Instructor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.|
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1987.
- Dissertation: Mixed Convection Heat Transfer in Rotating Systems.
Dissertation Advisor: Professor Bakhtier Farouk.
Experimental and computational investigation of the interaction between centrifugal and buoyancy forces and their mutual effects on flow stability and heat transfer in cylindrical geometries, with special emphasis on the effects of buoyancy on the development of Taylor vortices.
- M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1984.
- Numerical Predictions of Propane Oxidation in a Turbulent Combustion Chamber.
ResearchAdvisor: Professor Bakhtier Farouk.
Numerical study using a global four-step reaction mechanism to model the chemical kinetics, together with ak-e turbulence model for the turbulent flow and heat transfer.
- B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering,Lehigh University,Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1982.
Professional Activities and Honors
- Professional Registrations
- Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas, License No. 71272, 1/10/92 - present
- Honors and Awards
- Young Investigator Award (NYI), National Science Foundation, 1992.
- Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation, 1991.
- 3M Company Nontenured Faculty Grant Award,1991-1993.
- Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering No. 5, 1994-2004.
- Halliburton Foundation,Inc. Faculty Excellence Award, 1996.
- Faculty Marshal, College of Engineering Graduation Ceremony, August 1996.
- College of Engineering Departmental Teaching Award, 1998.
- College of Engineering Dean's Fellow, 1999. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
- Pi Tau Sigma, National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity.
- Listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering,
- Strathmore's Who's Who, United Who's Who Registry, and Cambridge Who's Who. Consultant for American Technologies Corporation, 2002-2004.
- Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2006.
- Elected Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010.
- Accreditation Activities and Experience
- ABET Program Evaluator (PEV)in Mechanical Engineering, 2007-present;
participant on four visiting committees including one international visiting committee.
- Led Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech through successful ABET Program Evaluation in 2008, resulting in NGR/ fully accredited status for 2009-2013 (awarded by ABET in July 2009).
- ABET Preparation Workshop, 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, March 2011.
- ABET Preparation Workshop, 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference, Galveston, Texas, April 2008.
- ABET Program Evaluator Training Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee, May2007.
- ABET Preparation Workshop, 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Education Conference, Dorado, Puerto Rico, March 2007.
- Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator, Commission on Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates, 2005-present; participant (chairperson three times)on twelve visiting committees in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
- Editorial Activities
- Editorial Board, Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology (TMET), 2011-present.
- Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Integrated Energy Systems, 2008-present.
- Associate Technical Editor, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 2001-2004.
- Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2001-2005.
- System and Method for Turbulent Flow Drag Reduction, U.S.Letters Patent Serial No. 11/747,627 (filed 5/11/07 with A. Duggleby).
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Coprocessor-Enhanced System and Method, U.S.Letters Patent Serial No. 11/377,687 (filed 3/17/06 with A. Dugglebyand E. Sewall)
Current Research and Professional Interests
Research interests include computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; high performance computing; transport phenomena in unsteady and chaotic flows with applications in manufacturing, materials processing, biomedical and nuclear systems; turbulence and turbulence control; radiation heat transfer; buoyancy induced flows; andchaos and dynamical systems theory. Also, academic assessment methods and processes, planning and benchmarking, and instructional effectiveness.
Have published more than 100 technical articles and reports, and given more than 80 technical presentations at conferences and workshops, including 6 invited keynote lectures. Have 2 U.S. Patents filed or in application. Supervised 12 Ph.D. dissertations and 25 M.S. theses. Externally sponsored funding (excluding high-performance computing grants)in excess of $20M for current and completed projects and program development in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Funded research areas include multimode heat transfer in turbulent flows with applications in biomedical engineering, combustion, manufacturing, nuclear systems, and materials processing; direct numerical simulations of turbulence; non-proliferation of weapons-grade plutonium and special nuclear materials; homeland security and counter-terrorism; and radiation/turbulence interactions in flows with participating media. Estimated commercial value of supercomputer grants in excess of $10M.
Consultant to numerous organizations, notably the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the National Science Foundation.