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.
ASTFE is accepting nominations for the ASTFE Thermal and Fluids Engineering Award. The award is bestowed to a single individual for significant and sustained contributions to the field of Thermal and Fluids Engineering. Nominations for the Award may be made at any time during the calendar year. The nomination package must include a complete nomination letter describing why the individual is worthy of the honor, and a complete CV. Other supporting letters are optional. For a nomination to be considered by the Honors and Awards Council, the documentation package must be received by the Society before September 30 of the year prior to the year when the Award is to be made. The nomination letter and all supporting documents should be combined into a single pdf file and sent to honors-and-awards. Letters should be addressed to the ASTFE Honors and Awards Council, American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers, 50 North Street, Danbury, CT 06810, USA
Affiliation: Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Florida Progress Corporation Eminent Scholar, University of Florida
For outstanding contributions to the field of Thermal and Fluids Engineering.
Sivaramakrishnan (Bala) Balachandar
Affiliation: William F. Powers Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida
For significant and sustained contributions to the theory and practice of multiphase flows and especially in the area of computational methods in particulate flows and heat transfer.
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