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Gretar Tryggvason to join WSE as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

June 20, 2017
Gretar Tryggvason

Gretar Tryggvason

Gretar Tryggvason will be appointed as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective July 1, as recently approved by the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. Tryggvason also will be installed as the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering in a ceremony on August 31.

Tryggvason comes to the Whiting School from the University of Notre Dame, where he is the Viola D. Hank Professor and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is widely recognized for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics, including for the development of methods for computations of multiphase flows, as well as for pioneering direct numerical simulations of such flows.

He has served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics (2002-2015), is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received a number of recognitions, including the 2012 ASME Fluids Engineering Award.

Tryggvason succeeds Louis Whitcomb, who has been at the helm of mechanical engineering since 2013, and who has served as a faculty member in that department since 1995.

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