Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Colloquium

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017
Speaker: Ronald Joslin, Ph.D.
                  National Science Foundation    
Title: Overview of Fluid Dynamics at the National Science Foundation
Location: Easton Hub Auditorium
                 Fiber Optics Building
Time:  3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Abstract: The talk will first highlight the organization, vision, and goals of the National Science Foundation. Then the scope of the Fluid Dynamics Program will be discussed along with a number of projects including, biofluids, turbulence, renewable energy, and complex fluids. Finally, the talk will discuss a few of the Foundation wide programs, including CAREER, Major Research Instrumentation (MRI), Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering  (CDS&E), Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs), National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), and Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2).
Bio: Dr. Joslin has over 30 years of experience in research and advanced technology development in fluid mechanics, including hydrodynamic/aerodynamic flow control using compliant coatings, laminar flow control, active flow control, complex flows, and turbulence, etc., culminating in 33 journal articles, 2 textbooks, 4 edited textbooks, 1 encyclopedia article, 50+ conference papers. He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and members of ASME and the APS. Dr. Joslin is the Program Director, Fluid Dynamics Program in CBET/ENG. He is the ENG/CBET representative on working groups on SI2, CDS&E, DIBBS, Cyber, and NSCI. From 2001-2016, Dr. Joslin was a Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research, managing the Turbulence/Stratified Wakes, Submarine Maneuvering, Ocean Energy, Multi-Platform Interactions and Supercaviation Programs. He managed multiple STTR, SBIR, DEPSCOR, DURIP, YIP, ULI, and HBCU projects and served on AFOSR, NSF, NASA, DoE, and international panels.  From 2000-2001 Dr. Joslin taught courses and conducted research at the Pennsylvania State University. He developed the first graduate course in grid generation for the Mechanical Engineering department and conducted research at polymer drag reduction under a DARPA contract. From 1990-2000 Dr. Joslin advocated, budgeted, planned, and led the execution of the Laminar Flow Control Project Team (1995-1997) and the Active Flow Control Team (1997-2000) at NASA and conducted research on boundary layer transition. 
For additional information, please contact Professor Aaron Mazzeo at or 848-445-0504.