David Dowling

David Dowling
Professor, Mechanical Engineering


AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)

1231 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133

(734) 936-0423


Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 1988
M.S., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 1983
B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1982

Research Interests

Fluid mechanics and acoustics; turbulence and turbulent mixing; fluid-structure interaction, free-surface flows; liquid polymer flow.

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010
Education Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2009
2007 Student Council Mentoring Award, Acoustical Society of America, 2007
Gold Medal, Men's 40-44 200-yd Butterfly, MI Masters Swimming Championships, April 2005
Silver Medal, Men's 40-44 500-yd Freestyle, MI Masters Swimming Championships, April 2005
Bronze Medal, Men's 40-44 200-yd Butterfly, MI Masters Swimming Championships, March 2004
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 2002
Outstanding Achievement Award (AY 2000 - 2001 $1500), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000-2001
Fellowship ($2000 stipend), A.R.C.S., 1983-1984
Fellowship ($7500 for tuition & $5000 stipend), W.F. Marlar Memorial, 1982-1983

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Mechanical Engineering professor, David Dowling, receives an ASME award in noise control and acoustics. 

The Acoustical Society of America has elected David Dowling one of their newest executive council members. 

Acoustic fields are unexpectedly richer in information than is typically thought.

ME Professor David Dowling's graduate student Brian Worthmann was honored with a first place award at the "Gallery of Acoustics" competition at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Boston this past June.

Flynn is a second year Mechanical Engineering PhD student working with ME Professor David Dowling

Adaleena Mookerjee presented her research paper on acoustical oceanography this past May at an ASA conference and has since been selected to receive a Second Place Best Paper Award.