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Professor Jeffrey Taylor Receives Research Award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Clarkson University Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Jeffrey Taylor of Potsdam is the co-recipient of the Robert T. Knapp Award, presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The award was presented at the ASME Fluids Engineering Division summer meeting held in July.

The Robert T. Knapp Award is given for the best paper presented to the fluids engineering division of the ASME dealing with analytical, numerical or laboratory research.

Taylor and his co-author Mark Glauser, a former Clarkson University professor and now director of Integrated Multidisciplinary Partnership for Research in Industrial Turbulence and on the faculty of Syracuse University, presented the paper at last year’s Fluid Engineering Division’s summer meeting in Montreal.

The paper, “Towards Practical Flow Sensing and Control via POD and LSE based Low-Dimensional Tools,” looks at a method of using the flow induced unsteady pressure distribution on the surface of a channel wall, in conjunction with statistical knowledge of the flow, to estimate the instantaneous state of the flow. It is analogous to inferring weight, height and gait of an individual from his or her footprints.

Taylor joined the faculty of Clarkson in the fall of 2001, after receiving his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from the University the previous spring. His research is in fluid dynamics and he has worked in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center.

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