New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Keith Walters

keith-walters-bio      Dr. Keith Walters obtained his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. He joined Mississippi State University in 2003, was promoted to Professor in 2015, and served as Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and Science Coordinator for the Mississippi National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR program.

While at MSU, he advised 18 graduate students, was inducted into the Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and was awarded an NSF CAREER award. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fluids Engineering Division (FED) Executive Committee, past chair of FED, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluids Engineering. He recently won the ASME 2016 Robert T. Knapp award for the outstanding original paper in fluids engineering arising from laboratory or analytical work.

Dr. Walters’ research interests cover a broad range of topics in fluid mechanics and heat transfer, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

In his new position as Professor at OU AME, he is looking forward to “Getting to know a whole new group of students, faculty, and staff, and having the opportunity to ‘restart’ my research program in the direction that best suits my interests. I can’t wait to see what we can build here.”

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