Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor
and Department Head
Department of Mechanical Engineering
223 Latrobe Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD, 21218-2681
Phone: 410-516-5970

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Professional Activities and Recognitions

Professional Experience

2017    Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. From 7/1/2017.

2017    Adjunct Professor, University of Notre Dame

2015    Adjunct Professor, North Carolina State University 

2011 – 2017   Chair, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN (Interim, 3/23/2011-12/31/2011).

2010 – 2017    Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN

2016    Visiting Professor, University of Paris VI, France, 6/13-7/9

2000 – 2010    Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

1999    Visiting Scientist, University of Paris VI, France, 4/19-5/8

1998    Visiting Professor, Institut Universitaire des Systèmes Thermiques Industriels (IUSTI), University of Aix-Marseille, France, 4/15-5/15

1994    Visiting Research Associate, Caltech, 1/1-5/31 (Sabbatical)

1993 – 1997    Associate Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1991 – 1996    Visiting Research Position, Institute for Computational Mechanics in Propulsion, NASA Lewis Research Center, every summer.

1985 – 2000    Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Assistant Professor, 1985-1991; Associate Professor, 1991-1997;                                             Professor, 1997-2000)

1984 – 1985    Associate Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. 

Selected Honors and Awards

2019    Thermal Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineering (ASTFE). For prolific scholarship focused on numerical analysis of multiphase              flow and career-long active engagement with engineering education.

2014    Outstanding Paper Award. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan.

2013    Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For the advancement of numerical methods to track the motion of fluid interfaces and                         innovative approaches to undergraduate engineering education.

2012    Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). For remarkable contributions to the art, science and practice of computation in fluids                     engineering; and for outstanding leadership in mechanical engineering education.

2005    Computational Mechanics Award from the Computational Mechanics Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).

2005    Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

2000    Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (Division of Fluid Dynamics). For pioneering the use of direct numerical simulations for the study of finite Reynolds number                     multiphase flows, including the development of computational methods and studies of bubbly flows.

1983    Predoctoral Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Selected Journal Editorships

2020 – now   Advisory Editorial Board, Physics of Fluids

2011 – now   Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Multiphase Flow

2002 – 2015    Editor-in-chief, Journal of Computational Physics

2002 – 2009    Associate Editor, International Journal of Multiphase Flow

1992 – 2002    Associate Editor, Journal of Computational Physics 


Computations of multiphase flows. Direct numerical simulations of complex multiphase flows, including heat transfer, boiling, cavitation, solidification, surfactants, and reactions. Applications to turbulent bubbly flows, atomization, additive manufacturing, and other problems. Numerical methods for tracking sharp fluid interfaces. Averaged and reduced order models of multiphase flows. Multiscale approaches to capture small-scales in multiphase flows.


Click here for a Bibtex File with my journal papers, book chapters, Ph.D. Dissertations that I have supervised, and some of my conference papers. The list of conference papers is very incomplete.

Educational Activities

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Curriculum Vitae

Tryggvason’s full CV is available here