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Longmire Elected Vice Chair of
APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

Professor Ellen Longmire was elected to Vice Chair of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) for 2014. The Vice Chair becomes Chair-Elect, and then Chair in the following two years.

The DFD exists for "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of the physics of fluids with special emphasis on the dynamical theories of the liquid, plastic and gaseous states of matter under all conditions of temperature and pressure." As Vice Chair of the Division, Longmire will chair the Fellowship Committee, attend the APS Convocation in Washington, DC, participate in APS lobbying of Congress, and serve on the DFD Executive Committee.

"I am honored by this opportunity to serve my community," says Professor Longmire. "My goal is to promote interaction among younger and more senior researchers and to ensure the quality and success of the annual DFD conference."

Longmire has attended DFD meetings since she was a graduate student at Stanford University and has since been an active member. From 2002 - 2005 she was a member-at-large on the DFD executive committee, and from 2006 - 2009 she served as Secretary/ Treasurer. She was elected a Fellow of APS in 2007 and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Experiments in Fluids and the DFD representative on the U.S. National Committee for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

"Based largely on the popularity of the annual DFD conference, the Division has grown steadily to more than 3,200 members, making it the third largest in APS," explains Professor Longmire. "I am excited to support this conference which encourages interactions among a broad array of disciplines and among an international set of researchers with diverse backgrounds."

Professor Ellen Longmire


Last Modified: 2014-02-28 at 16:18:09 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation