Syracuse University’s Mark N. Glauser elected a fellow of American Physical Society
Syracuse University’s Mark N. Glauser elected a fellow of American Physical SocietyOctober 18, 2007Tricia Hopkinsthopkins@syr.edu
Mark N. Glauser, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS) and associate director of research at the New York State STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).
Glauser has been elected “for his innovative use of multi-point, low-dimensional methods to elucidate key physics associated with time-dependent flow phenomena for flow control applications in turbulent jets, shear layers and separated flows.” He will be honored during the 60th annual meeting of the APS’ Division of Fluid Dynamics in November in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Founded in 1899, The American Physical Society is the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity. The APS collaborates with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community, and cooperates with international physics societies to promote physics and foster international collaboration. The organization has more than 46,000 members. Fellowship in the APS signifies recognition by one’s professional peers of one’s outstanding contributions to physics and is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of the membership.
“It is indeed a great thrill and honor for me to receive this APS Fellowship. I have been involved with the Fluid Dynamics Division of APS since my first year in graduate school in 1982 and have never missed an annual meeting of the division since,” says Glauser. “This award is a testimony to the outstanding students, post docs and colleagues that I have had the fortune of working with. Together, we have presented more than 80 talks at this annual meeting over the past 25 years.”
“We in the L.C. Smith College are extremely proud of Mark’s election as a fellow of the APS,” says LCS Interim Dean Shiu-Kai Chin. “His scholarship and research have helped to put Syracuse University on the map in the field of fluid dynamics.”
With his co-workers, post-docs, and graduate and REU students, Glauser conducts major experimental, computational and theoretical efforts to apply low-dimensional models to turbulent and transitioning flows for understanding and control. Flows studied range from high-speed, aerospace-type applications to those around thermal breathing mannequins within the micro-environment. Much of this research has involved significant interactions with researchers from throughout North America, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.
Glauser served as program manager for the Turbulence and Internal Flows Program at the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) from 1996-99; meeting chair for the 56th APS Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics in November 2003; technical chair for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Summer Fluid Dynamics Meeting in June 2006; and has been an ABET evaluator for aerospace engineering programs for the past three years.
Since 2001, Glauser has been associate director for research of the Syracuse University-led New York STAR Center for Environmental Quality Systems (EQS). As a principal investigator or co-principal investigator, he has obtained more than $10 million in research funding from AFOSR, Dantec, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, NASA, United Technologies and other entities. His current funding totals more than $6 million as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator. Glauser has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings, and has presented more than 80 invited presentations and keynote talks worldwide. He has served as a mentor for four post-docs, 16 Ph.D. students and 16 master’s students over the past 20 years who have gone on to successful careers in academe, government and industry.
Glauser joined the SU community in 2001 from Clarkson University, where he had been on the faculty of the mechanical and aeronautical engineering department for 14 years. In 1994-95, Glauser was a visiting senior research scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center and a Fulbright Fellow at CEAT/LEA in Poiters, France. From January to June of this year, he was on sabbatical leave at the Air Force Research Labs in Dayton, Ohio.
He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of mechanical engineering, in 2002. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Physics (United Kingdom), an associate fellow of the AIAA and a member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
He holds a Ph.D. in fluid dynamics from the University at Buffalo.