Dr. Jay Boris Receives AIAA 2005 Fluid Dynamics Award

10/17/2005 - 44-05r
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Dr. Jay Boris, chief scientist and director of the Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics (LCP&FD) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), recently received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2005 Fluid Dynamics Award. The award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the behavior of liquids and gases in motion as related to needs in aeronautics and astronautics. Dr. Boris is specifically recognized for "pioneering and seminal contributions to the fields of computational fluid dynamics, reacting flows, and atmospheric contaminant transport."

Dr. Boris is responsible for developing, supervising, and leading the theoretical and computational research of an NRL interdisciplinary division of engineers, physicists and applied mathematicians. Current projects in the LCP&FD include applications of high performance computing to aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, reactive flow, micro-fluidics, laser-plasma interactions, solar physics, astrophysics, force protection and urban defense against airborne weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Boris' personal expertise also includes research in turbulence modeling, atmospheric sciences, plasma dynamics, nuclear weapons effects, inertial confinement fusion, manybody dynamics, and numerous aspects of high performance computing. For seven years, Dr. Boris served as the DoD Computational Technology Area Leader for Computational Fluid Dynamics, participating in the initiation and execution of the scalable software development program. The current focus of his personal research has been the development of fast and accurate methods for operational and high-resolution emergency assessments for Homeland Security and force protection in urban areas.

Dr. Boris earned his B.A. in Physics, his M.A. in Astrophysical Sciences, and his Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences, all from Princeton University. He was named a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1993 and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Plasma Physics, in 1976. He has received the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service in 1988, the U.S. Navy Captain Robert Dexter Conrad Award for Scientific Achievement in 1990, and the U.S. Navy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science in 1980. He received the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics and Computer Sciences in 1979. Dr. Boris is a member of The Combustion Institute, the American Physical Society (Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Physics and Computational Physics Divisions), the Washington Academy of Sciences, and Sigma Xi.

Dr. Boris has published more than 300 papers and articles including three books and a dozen book chapters and invited review articles. He has given over 80 invited or keynote presentations at professional society meetings and conferences. He has authored or co-authored over 300 conference presentations. He co-authored Numerical Simulation of Reactive Flow, the first book on the applications of numerical methods to reactive flows, published by Elsevier in 1987; second edition published by Cambridge University Press, 2001. The 2005 Fluid Dynamics Prize lecture, "Dust in the Wind: Challenges for Urban Aerodynamics" was delivered at the annual AIAA Fluid Dynamics Meeting in Toronto and is available as AIAA Paper-2005-5393.

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