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1231 Beal, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133
Phone: (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
Underwater acoustics, hydrodynamics, hydro-acoustics, structural acoustics
Honors & 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
Tenured and Tenure-Track
David Dowling receives the ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics
Mechanical Engineering professor, David Dowling, receives an ASME award in noise control and acoustics.
David Dowling elected member of Executive Council of the Acoustical Society of America
The Acoustical Society of America has elected David Dowling one of their newest executive council members.
Mining soundwaves: Researchers unlock new data in sonar signals
Acoustic fields are unexpectedly richer in information than is typically thought.
Worthmann Wins First Place Award at the "Gallery of Acoustics" Competition
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 awarded 2016 NDSEG Fellowship
Flynn is a second year Mechanical Engineering PhD student working with ME Professor David Dowling
Mookerjee Wins Second Place Best Paper Award for Acoustics Research
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.
Dowling's Impact Crater Experiment Featured in the American Association of Physics Teachers' Journal
Professor David Dowling and his son have turned a simple high school science fair experiment into a further reaching success, as the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Journal has chosen to publish the experimental procedure and its implications in
Dowling and Schultz elected Fellows of the American Physical Society
Election to APS Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers
Fifth Edition of Fluid Mechanics revised and updated by Dowling
The textbook guides students from the fundamentals to the analysis and application of fluid mechanics
Dowling Elected ASME Fellow
ME Professor David Dowling is internationally recognized for contributions to the fields of acoustics and fluid mechanics.
Dowling Appointed Chair of AAAC
Abadi Receives Best Student Paper Award