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Virginia Tech mechanical engineers win measurement science best paper award
Date:5/31/2011

g this award is a great honor and speaks to the continuing quality of research produced by our group, further establishing our role in the area of fluid measurement science. It is unique getting this award twice, let alone in consecutive years."

The title of the paper was: "Assessment of Pressure Field Calculations from Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements. "

Last year, Vlachos and his co-author, graduate student Adric Eckstein of Salem, Va., received the same award for developing a new technique that is also expected to have substantial impact in the fluid-mechanics measurement field.

Vlachos has established a world-renowned program in experimental fluid mechanics and the development and use of digital particle image velocimetry for flow measurement. Applications for this research range from cardiovascular flows and biomedical devices to biologically inspired flows, to underwater weapons.

Throughout Vlachos' career, he has been the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI for 57 externally funded projects totaling $13.9 million in research expenditures with his share at $5.8 million. He has authored or co-authored 37 journal papers and 92 refereed papers in conference proceedings. His research so far has resulted in 10 intellectual property disclosures and four patents.

In 2009 he was appointed an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering.


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Contact: Lynn Nystrom
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540-231-4371
Virginia Tech
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