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The Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture

A Philadelphia native, Professor Stanley Corrsin completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his Ph.D. in aeronautics at the California Institute of Technology. He was the first graduate student of Hans Liepmann, a pioneer in fluid mechanics. Professor Corrsin joined the Johns Hopkins aeronautics department in 1947, and was affiliated with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, and Mechanics and Materials Science. He served as department chair of mechanical engineering from 1955 to 1960. In 1979, he helped found the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 1981, he was appointed to the Theophilus Halley Smoot Chair of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Professor Corrsin was an American Academy of Engineering Fellow and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pennsylvania. He was also awarded the von Karman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Though he received many honors as a researcher, he always preferred the title "Professor of Fluid Mechanics."

His death in 1986 prompted the initiation of the Stanley Corrsin Lecture in Fluid Mechanics. The Lecture series is made possible by the Stanley Corrsin Fund, established at Johns Hopkins by friends and former students of Professor Corrsin.

Previous Honored Corrsin Lecturers

  • 2011 - Charles Meneveau
    Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010 - Kate Stebe
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
    University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009 - Eric R. Weeks
    Physics, Emory University
  • 2008 - Juan J. de Pablo
    Chemical Engineering, Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2007 - Sandra M. Troian
    California Institute of Technology
  • 2006 - Stephen Quake
    Bioengineering, Stanford University
  • 2005 - Michael Brenner
    Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics
    Harvard University
  • 2003 - Eric Shaqfeh
    Chemical Engineering,
    Stanford University
  • 2002 - Chia Chang
    Chemical Engineering,
    University of Notre Dame
  • 2000 - Howard Stone
    Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
    Harvard University
  • 1998 - Donald L. Koch
    Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
  • 1996 - Sangtae Kim
    Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • 1995 - John F. Brady
    Chemical Engineering, Caltech
  • 1993 - Jonathan Higdon
    Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois
  • 1991 - Julio M. Ottino
    Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • 1990 - Gary Leal
    Chemical Engineering, University of
    California at Santa Barbara
  • 1988 - Hasson Aref
    Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
    University of Illinois
  • 1987 - K. R. Sreenivasan
    ICTP, Trieste



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