John Brady, Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering at Caltech, will receive the 2012 Fluid Dynamics Prize from the American Physical Society at the Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting in November. Brady was cited for his contributions to the study of the deformation and flow of complex fluids, for developing a computational model known as Stokesian Dynamics, and for his contributions to the field of fluid dynamics through his role as a journal editor.
"I am honored to receive this award from the American Physical Society," Brady says. "The mechanics of complex fluids is a very exciting field right now. While we gained a great deal of understanding of these materials over the past few decades, there is still so much yet to be discovered. That's what keeps me and my research group going."