Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 7 .: February 2007

Floryan receives 2006 Engineering Award for Excellence in Research for the Faculty of Engineering

J. Maciej Floryan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been selected as the winner of the 2006 Engineering Award for Excellence in Research for the Faculty of Engineering.

This annual award recognizes superior research performance of faculty members in the Faculty of Engineering.

“Floryan’s life-time contributions to Fluid Mechanics are at the highest possible rank. He is a well-known expert in his field,” says Western Engineering Dean Franco Berruti. “He is a very deserving recipient of the Engineering Prize for Achievement in Research.”

Florayn’s nominators agree. Excerpts from Floryan’s nomination package include:

“Dr. J.M. Floryan made a number of significant contributions towards understanding fluid motions as well as in the area of mathematical modelling and numerical algorithms. His studies on viscous flows with free surfaces, Görtler vortices, thermocapillary effects, low Reynolds number flow over cavities, heat transfer enhancement by the chimney effect, and simulated distributed surface roughness are well acknowledged and widely cited by his colleagues.”

“Dr. Floryan’s work in the area of fluid physics is focused on the classical and yet unsolved problems. This is coupled with elegant formulations, search for the active mechanisms responsible for system dynamics, and complete and in depth studies of the resulting model equations…. These examples illustrate the breadth and depth of Dr. Floryan’s contributions.”

“Dr. Floryan’s contributions had been recognized worldwide in the form of various awards, fellowships and visiting professorships. These awards have come from three continents and a number of countries, i.e., Europe (France, Germany), North America (USA, Canada) and Asia (Japan).”

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