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Wallace, James

Wallace, James

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics
Mechanical Engineering
0100-K Ellicott Hall, Building 256
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EDUCATION

  • D.Phil., Oxford University, 1969

BACKGROUND

Dr. Wallace Retired in 2012.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • The Kirwan Undergraduate Education Award of the University of Maryland (2006)
  • 2005 Maryland Professor of the Year, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
  • University System of Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award (2004)
  • Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, Georgia Institute of Technology (1995)
  • Achievement Award for Contribution to Science, University of Maryland Sigma Xi Chapter (1992)
  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (1989)
  • Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, University of Maryland, College Park (1987-88)
  • Distinguished Service Award in the Engineering Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences (1984)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chairman, Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society (2003), Councilor (2009-present);
  • Member-at-Large of the United States National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the National Research Council (2003-2006).

Physics of turbulent fluid flow social implications of science and technology

2012

  • R.B. Loucks and J.M. Wallace, "Velocity and Velocity Gradient Based Properties of a Turbulent Mixing Layer," J. Fluid Mech. (2012), in press.

2010

  • J.M. Wallace and P.V. Vukoslavcevic, "Experimental Measurement of the Velocity Gradient Tensor," Ann. Rev. of Fluid Mech. (2010), 42, 157-181.

2009

  • A. Folz and J.M. Wallace, “Near-Surface Turbulence in the Atmospheric Surface Layer,” Physica D (2009), 10.1016/j.physd.2009.06.014.
  • J.M. Wallace, "Twenty Years of Experimental and DNS Access to the Velocity Gradient Tensor:  What have we learned about Turbulence?," Phys. Fluids (2009), 21, 021301, 1-17

2008

  • J.M. Wallace and L. Ong, "Local Isotropy of the Velocity and Vorticity Fields in a Boundary Layer a High Reynolds Number," Phys. Fluids (2008) 20, 101506, 1-7.
  • S. Simoens and J. M. Wallace, "The Flow Across a Street Canyon of Variable Width - Part II: Scalar Dispersion from a Street Level Line Source," Atmos. Environ. (2008), 42, 2489-2503.

2007

  • S. Simoens, M. Ayrault and J.M. Wallace, "The Flow Across a Street Canyon of Variable Width - Part I: Kinematic Description," Atmos. Environ. (2007), 41, 9002-9017.

2002

  • P.S. Bernard and J.M. Wallace, "Turbulent Flow: Measurement, Analysis and Prediction," John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, (2002).

2001

  • E. Balaras, U. Piomelli and J.M. Wallace, "Self-similar States in Turbulent Mixing Layers," J. Fluid Mech. (2001), 446, 1-24.

2000

  • J.-Y. Vincont, S. Simoens, M. Ayrault, and J.M. Wallace, "Passive Scalar Dispersion in a Turbulent Boundary Layer from a Line Source at the Wall and Downstream of an Obstacle," J. Fluid Mech. (2000), 424, 127-167.

1998

  • L. Ong, and J.M. Wallace, "Joint Probability Density Analysis of the Structure and Dynamics of the Vorticity Field of a Turbulent Boundary Layer," J. Fluid Mech. (1998), 367, 291-328.

1995

  • J.M. Wallace and J.F. Foss, "The Measurement of Vorticity in Turbulent Flows," Ann. Rev. of Fluid Mech. (1995), 27, 469-514.

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Wallace Wins Kirwan Award

ME professor honored for work in undergraduate education.

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