Alum Dr. Xiang Yang receives 2017 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics
Former mechanical engineering PhD student Dr. Xiang Yang has received the 2017 Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics from the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Mechanics (APS-DFD). Dr. Yang received the award at the annual APS-DFD meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 19 – 21, 2017.
Dr. Yang received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2016 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was advised by Professor Charles Meneveau and Professor Rajat Mittal. Dr. Yang’s doctoral thesis was on modeling of drag forces and velocity fluctuation statistics in wall-bounded flows at high Reynolds numbers. His Ph.D. work represents collective efforts with his Hopkins advisors, his colleague Dr. Jasim Sadique at Johns Hopkins, Professor Ivan Marusic at University of Melbourne and Professor Luca Biferale at University of Rome. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University, working mostly with Professor Parvin Moin.