Gretar Tryggvason: Short Biosketch
Gretar Tryggvason is the Charles A. Miller, Jr. Distinguished Professor at the Johns
Hopkins University and the head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received
his PhD from Brown University in 1985 and was on the faculty of the University of
Michigan in Ann Arbor until 2000, when he moved to Worcester Polytechnic Institute as
the head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Between 2010 and 2017 he was the
Viola D. Hank professor at the University of Notre Dame and the chair of the Department
of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Professor Tryggvason is well known for his
contributions to computational fluid dynamics; particularly the development of methods
for computations of multiphase flows and for pioneering direct numerical simulations of
such flows. He served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics
2002-2015, is a fellow of APS, ASME and AAAS, and the recipient of several awards,
including the 2012 ASME Fluids Engineering Award.
He is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Last updated 7/26/2017 by Gretar Tryggvason