Date: December 18, 2008
Location: Friend Center Convocation Room
Mixing is the backbone of all chemical processes and energy conversion. This talk is a summary of the current state of knowledge of turbulent mixing, drawn primarily from Katepalli Sreenivasan’s own work. Sreenivasan also discusses future directions of research.
About the Speaker
Abdus Salam Professor and Director,
International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
After his education in India, Australia and at Johns Hopkins University in the United States, K.R. Sreenivasan joined Yale University in 1979. He became the Harold W. Cheel Professor at Yale in 1988, holding joint appointments in mechanical engineering, physics, applied physics, and mathematics. Sreenivasan moved to the University of Maryland in 2002, where he was the Distinguished University Professor in the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology — which he also directed — and in physics and mechanical engineering. He is presently the Abdus Salam Professor and Director of the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
Sreenivasan has served as editor or associate editor of several scientific journals, delivered numerous named lectures and held various administrative positions. He has received the Otto Laporte Award and the Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach from the American Physical Society; the 2002 Medal & Lecture in Engineering Sciences from TWAS; the Modesto Panetti and Carlo Ferrari International Prize and Gold Medal from the Academia delle Scienze di Torino; and the Zakir Husain Award of the Indian Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Academy of Sciences for Developing Countries, and the African Academy of Sciences.