Piomelli Named American Physical Society Fellow

Professor Ugo Piomelli has been named a Fellow in the American Physical Society (APS). Nominated by the APS's Division of Fluid Dynamics, the Executive Board acted favorably on this nomination at their September 2002 meeting.

The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society.

In a letter to Dr. Piomelli, Associate Executive Officer Alan Chodos wrote:

"As you may know, election to Fellowship in the American Physical Society is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the membership. Election to APS Fellowship is recognition by your peers of your outstanding contributions to physics.

"The citation, which will appear on your Fellowship Certificate, will read as follows:

'For important and insightful contributions to the development of large eddy simulation techniques and to the understanding of wall-bounded turbulent flows.'"

Dr. Piomelli also serves the Department of Mechanical Engineering as Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair.

The Department offers Dr. Piomelli their heartiest congratulations.

Published September 15, 2002