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Andrea Prosperetti Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 13, 2012

imgresAndrea Prosperetti, a Johns Hopkins professor of Mechanical Engineering who is an internationally respected expert in the mechanics of fluids, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the organization announced Feb. 9.

Election to the academy is considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology.

Prosperetti, who is the Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering, was recognized for “contributions to the fundamentals and applications of multiphase flows.”

Multiphase flows include the bottom transport of sediment in rivers, the boiling of a liquid in a power generation plant, the complex gas-liquid mixture in an oil pipeline and other situations in which solids, liquids and gases flow together. His work focuses mainly on bubble dynamics, fluid-particle flows, computational fluid dynamics and acoustics.

Regarding his election to the academy, Prosperetti said the credit should be shared. “I think this represents recognition for the conditions that enabled me to do good work at Johns Hopkins,” he said. More >

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