A Thermal and Fluids Engineering Award has been established to recognize substantial contributions to thermal and fluids engineering. This is the part of the honors bestowed by the society on its members for their contributions.
Sivaramakrishnan (Bala) Balachandar
Affiliation: William F. Powers Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
Affiliation: William F. Ward Distinguished Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering The Johns Hopkins University
Extensive publication on rotating flows with applications to gas turbine technology and air-sea interactions.
Experimental fluid mechanics. Cavitation phenomena and multiphase flows: Interaction between bubbles and flow structure, mixing mechanisms and droplet formation in water-fuel stratified shear flows. Transport of microscopic particles and droplets in turbulent flows. Development of optical flow diagnostics techniques, including Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry (HPIV). Applications to turbomachine flows and oceanography. Studies of flow-induced vibrations and noise.
Long-standing service the mechanical engineering profession through the ASME Fluids Engineering Division and various Society-level appointments.
Affiliation: Board of Governors Professor and Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
Extensive publications of a fundamental and applied nature in convective heat transfer. Author of highly referenced books on free convection, engineering optimization, materials processing, computational heat transfer and manufacturing. Career-long service to the engineering education and the mechanical engineering profession, including the founding presidency of the ASTFE. Leadership in engineering education via various appointments at Rutgers University.
Affiliation: Department Head and Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
For prolific scholarship focused on numerical analysis of multiphase flow and career-long active engagementwith engineering education