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.
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
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.