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New APS Fellow

Thomas C. Corke, the Clark Equipment Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). No more than half of one percent of the society’s membership is selected annually for election to the status of fellow.

Corke, who specializes in the study of fluid mechanics, was chosen for his “experiments elucidating the structure of turbulent boundary layers, the transition from laminar to turbulent flow in boundary layers and in unconfirmed systems and the control of turbulence.”

The founding director of Notre Dame’s Center for Flow Physics and Control and director of the Hessert Laboratory for Aero-space Research, he joined the University in 1999. In addition to this most recent honor, Corke is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research on plasmas has led to a new type of plasma sensor designed for use in hypersonic Mach number, high-enthalpy flows. He is also the author of “Design of Aircraft,” which has been adopted as the capstone design text in 12 aerospace departments across the country, as well as by programs in Italy, Finland, and Canada.