David Dowling (left), Bill Schultz (right)
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society. Election to APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers.
Professor Dowling is recognized “For conduct and analysis of experiments on turbulent mixing and high-Reynolds number wall-bounded flows, and for contributions to fluids education.” His research covers a variety of topics in acoustics and fluid mechanics, and combines experimental, theoretical, and computational techniques.
Professor Schultz is recognized “For deep contributions to nonlinear water waves, die swell, fiber formation and fish swimming, using innovative asymptotic methods and numerical techniques in FEM, BIM and spectral representation.” Schultz is also a professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and the Faculty Director of the Ginsberg Center.