Tryggvason honored with ASTFE’s inaugural Thermal Fluids Engineering Award
Gretar Tryggvason, the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2019 Thermal Fluids Engineering Award by the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE). He was presented with the award at the 2019 ASTFE Conference, held April 14-17 in Las Vegas, NV.
The award recognized Tryggvason for “prolific scholarship focused on numerical analysis of multiphase flow and career-long active engagement with engineering education.”
Tryggvason is well known for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics; particularly the development of methods for computations of multiphase flows and for pioneering direct numerical simulations of such flows. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics (2002-2015), is a fellow of APS, ASME and AAAS, and the recipient of several awards, including the 2012 ASME Fluids Engineering Award.
ASTFE, established in 2014, aims at providing opportunities to promote the dissemination of information and knowledge regarding thermal and fluids engineering, both nationally and internationally. It aligns itself with globally collaborative activities in the traditional areas of heat transfer and fluids engineering, as well as in emerging areas such as those related to energy, environmental sustainability, manufacturing, thermal management, and micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena.