Stanford University Scholar Named
Distinguished Member of National Civil Engineering Society
Reston , Va.— Robert L. Street , Ph.D., Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, co-founder of the internationally-known Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at StanfordUniversity, was recently named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE’s highest accolade, distinguished membership recognizes eminence in a branch of engineering. The active roster of Distinguished Members is comprised of only 198 of the Society’s 146,000 members worldwide. Street will be formally inducted, in honor of his seminal contributions to the field of fluid mechanics and the numerical simulation of fluid flows , Oct. 29, 2009, at ASCE’s 139th Annual Civil Engineering Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
Street, one of the pioneers in the field of environmental fluid dynamics, is a distinguished scholar recognized worldwide. His contributions to environmental fluid mechanics include numerical codes and large-eddy-simulation turbulence models for the non-hydrostatic equations for coastal upwelling, rotating convective flow, flow over topography, non-linear free-surface motions, sediment transport over ripples, and flow over rough terrain at field-scales in the atmosphere. He is now the senior author, with Gary Watters and John Vennard, of Elementary Fluid Mechanics, now in its seventh edition and is one of the top introductory fluid mechanics books in the world, having been translated into Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
Street is the recipient of ASCE’s Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Engineering Prize and the Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004.
Street received his doctorate in civil engineering from Stanford University. Street is a resident of Stanford, Calif.
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