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TFSA Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Beverley McKeon

Beverley McKeon is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and on leave from her position as Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech (GALCIT), where she is a former Deputy Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science. She received M.A. and M.Eng. degrees from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to manipulation of boundary layer flows using morphing surfaces, fundamental experimental investigations of wall turbulence at high Reynolds number, the development of resolvent analysis for modeling turbulent flows, and assimilation of experimental data for efficient low-order flow modeling. McKeon was the recipient of a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from the DoD in 2017, a Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) in 2009 and an NSF CAREER Award in 2008, and is a Fellow of the APS and AIAA. She currently serves as co-Lead Editor of Phys. Rev. Fluids and on the editorial board of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, and is past Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. She is the Past Chair of the US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and the APS representative.