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Dr. McKeon’s work focuses on experimental manipulation of wall-bounded flows for improved flow characteristics, such as reduction of drag, noise and structural loading or expansion of vehicle performance envelopes. Please follow the research link for more details.


5/14/2018 Members from the McKeon group participated in the Science for March event at Caltech on March 31. Graduate student David Huynh gave a Ted-style talk entitled “You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think like one”.
1/1/2018 Prof. McKeon has joined Physical Review Fluids as an Associate Editor.
12/31/2017 Prof. McKeon stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science at the end of 2017.
11/27/2017 Prof. McKeon joined the Executive Committee of the International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena.

10/23/2017 CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Tess Saxton-Fox for successfully defending her thesis.
9/7/2017 David Huynh gave a TED-style talk on mentoring and opportunities in aerospace as part of the Caltech/Base-11 AMP program.
7/7/2017 Prof. McKeon gave an invited plenary talk at the Turbulent Shear Flow Phenomena 10 symposium in Chicago, entitled “Synthesizing turbulence”.
6/16/2017 Ben and Morgan received their M.S. degrees in Aeronautics at today’s Commencement ceremony, and Esteban received his Ph.D.  Ben also received the Rolf D. Buhler Memorial Award in Aeronautics for exemplary academic performance in the Aeronautics M.S. program, and Maysam was awarded the Charles Babcock Memorial Award for achievements in teaching and contributions to the academic program. Congratulations, all!
6/14/2017 Prof. McKeon is thrilled to have received the 2016-17 Graduate Student Council Mentoring Award
5/24/2017 Prof. McKeon is the recipient of the 2016 Fred Shair Program Diversity Award
CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Esteban Hufstedler on his successful thesis defense!
Prof. McKeon has been named by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow
6/7/2017 GALCIT’s partnership with Base-11 appears in a New York Times Higher Education section story on innovative skills gap-bridging programs.
11/20/2016 McKeon group members presented at the APS-DFD meeting in Portland.
10/11/2016 Prof. McKeon was elected  Fellow of the American Physical Society
6/10/2016 Congratulations to our graduates! At Commencement today, Reeve and Subbu received their PhDs, and Maysam and Simon the M.S. in Aeronautics.
1/8/2016 CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Subrahmanyam Duvvuri for successfully defending his thesis.
1/1/2016 Prof. McKeon has been appointed to the Editorial Committee of the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics.
10/3/2015 Prof. McKeon was featured on Radio Eireann.
8/24/2015 CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Reeve Dunne for successfully defending his thesis.
8/1/2015 Prof. McKeon became an Editor-in-Chief of Experimental and Thermal Fluid Science.
10/27/2015 David Huynh received the Shirley Thomas Scholarship from the Aerospace Historical Society during the 31st Annual International von Karman Wings Award dinner.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in aerospace engineering or a related science that shows promise for continued future contributions to the field. Congratulations, David!
10/26/2015 The sustainability implications of our work on turbulent drag reduction were featured in a Thomson Reuters documentary on the Resnick Institute.
9/1/2015 Prof. McKeon has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the AIAA Journal.
8/04/2015 Prof. McKeon was the first guest in new feature on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Experimenting with Megan Amram
6/16/2014 Can you spot Prof. McKeon's cameo appearance in the new AIAA promotional video?

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