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Mechanical Engineering’s Prosperetti Awarded 2014 EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Prize

May 20, 2014

Andrea Prosperetti, Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the 2014 EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Prize the Council of the European Mechanics Society.

Andrea Prosperetti

Andrea Prosperetti

Prosperetti was recognized for his “profound, seminal contributions to fluid dynamics and acoustics in general, and to bubble dynamics and rain noise in particular, including the development of novel numerical techniques, and for his world leadership in these fields and his brilliance in their applications to engineering.” The European Mechanics Society is an international, non-governmental, non-profit scientific organization that awards prizes annually to recognize remarkable achievements in the field of fluid dynamics. Prosperetti’s work focuses mainly on bubble dynamics, fluid-particle flows, computational fluid dynamics and acoustics.

Prosperetti will deliver the EUROMECH Fluid Mechanics Prize lecture and receive his award at the 10th European Fluid Mechanics Conference in September in Copenhagen.

Louis L. Whitcomb, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Louis R. Sardella Faculty Scholar, said, “Andrea Prosperetti is a worldwide leader in research in acoustics and multiphase fluid dynamics who brings great distinction to JHU. It is a privilege and an honor to  have him as a colleague.”

Prosperetti is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.



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