The Thermal and Fluid Sciences Industrial Affiliates (TFSA) Program is the industrial liaison of the following research groups in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University:
- Flow Physics and Computational Engineering Group (FPCE)
- The Center for Turbulence Research (CTR)
- Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP)
- The Thermofluids, Energy, and Propulsion Systems Group (TEPS)
The program has been running for over 50 years and has established and maintained collaborative research interests between Stanford faculty and engineers across a broad range of industries. The program serves as a two-way conduit for recent research findings and the exploration of industrial problems that motivate and inspire new areas of research. Administered at the faculty level, the program emphasizes direct collaborative communication between Stanford and its industry partners.