Brief Bio of Daniel M. Nosenchuck

Daniel M. Nosenchuck's research interests include experimental and computational fluid mechanics, dynamic flow control and visualization, and advanced supercomputer architectures. His major contributions include experimental active laminar-flow control, the first successful demonstration of active turbulence control, and the development of a parallel-processing supercomputer. He was a charter-year recipient of the five-year NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984-89). He also received the IBM Faculty Development Award (1984-85) and the Princeton University School of Engineering Rheinstein Award (1986) for work related to the implementation of unique flow fields, and the development of new flow visualization techniques. He received the National EMMY Award in 1984 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Special Visual Effects. He was recently (1993) given the Princeton University Undergraduate Engineering Council Excellence in Teaching Award. He is active in industrial consulting and also consults directly with the Department of Defense, and is a member of various DoD Studies, Task Forces and Panels.

The underlying theme of his work revolves around the control of complex fluid flows. To achieve this, he is currently engaged in several areas of research. These include the study and experimental active control of turbulent boundary-layers in a low-speed water channel, wake-vortex prediction and control, the development of a new three-dimensional dynamic flow-visualization technique using laser-sheet scanning to generate dynamic volumetric LIF data bases, and the design and construction of a very-high-speed computer for use in complex flow simulations and control applications.