Each year the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics presents the Fluid Dynamics Prize, the Francois N. Frenkiel Award, the Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award, and the Stanley Corrsin Award.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Awards Session & Lectures

10:30 AM–12:40 PM
Room: North 120 ABCD

Presentation of Awards and DFD Fellowships

Session B01:00001
10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Fluid Dynamics Prize and Otto Laporte Lecture

Session B01.00002
11:10 AM–11:55 AM

This prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to fundamental fluid dynamics research. It was established in 1979 with support from the Office of Naval Research. In 2004, the Otto Laporte Award was combined with the Fluid Dynamics Prize so that the Division of Fluid Dynamics would have a single major prize – the Fluid Dynamics Prize. The prize is now supported by the Division of Fluid Dynamics, friends of Otto Laporte and the APS journal, Physical Review Fluids. It is awarded for outstanding contributions to fundamental fluid dynamics research.

Recipient: David Quéré, ESPCI-Paris

Citation: “For seminal contributions to wetting of surfaces and interfacial hydrodynamics by revealing the physics of the phenomena through reduction to their simple core.”

Otto Laporte Lecture: Of the Surface of Things

Stanley Corrsin Award and Lecture

Session B01.00003
11:55 AM–12:40 PM

This award recognizes and encourages a particularly influential contribution to fundamental fluid dynamics. It was established from an endowment fund contributed by the DFD and held by the APS and is intended to honor a recent achievement of especially high impact and significance, a particular discovery, or an innovation in the field.

Recipient: Tim Colonius, California Institute of Technology

Citation: For development, exposition, and combined application of computational and modal decomposition tools to understand coherent structures in turbulent flows and for continuing leadership in aeroacoustics and turbulence

Lecture: Turbulence Structure and Modeling in the Frequency Domain

The Stanley Corrsin Award is supported by an endowment fund contributed by the Division of Fluid Dynamics and held by the APS.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Francois Frenkiel Award for Fluid Mechanics & Lecture

Session S01.00001
11:20 AM–11:40 AM
Room: North 120 AB

The Division of Fluid Dynamics awards the Francois Frenkiel Award to young investigators to recognize significant contributions to Fluid Mechanics that have also been published during the previous year in Physical Review Fluids. Eligible authors must have not more than 12 years of full-time employment after their most advanced academic degree was awarded, before the paper’s year of publication.

Recipients: Rodolfo Brandao, Ory Schnitzer, Imperial College London

Citation: The paper was awarded “For its insightful application of asymptotic methods and bifurcation theory to elucidate the transition to rolling in Leidenfrost droplets. The authors’ analysis contributes significantly to understanding this surprising symmetry breaking mechanism and predicts post-transition accelerations that agree qualitatively with recent experiments.”

Lecture: Spontaneous Dynamics of Leidenfrost Drops

Presenter: Rodolfo Brandao

Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award and Lecture

Session S02.0001
11:20 AM–11:40 AM
Room: North 120 CD

This award recognizes exceptional early-career scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of fluid dynamics.  It was established in 1998 to honor the many outstanding contributions to fluid mechanics of Dr. Andreas Acrivos, particularly his years of distinguished editorship of Physics of Fluids. It is supported by donations from members and friends of the Division of Fluid Dynamics.

Recipient:  Wai Hong Ronald Chan, University of Colorado Boulder

Citation: For developing a novel theoretical and computational framework which established fundamental insights into the turbulent bubble breakup cascade in oceanic breaking waves.

Lecture: Locality in the turbulent bubble breakup cascade