Mechanical engineering senior wins poster competition

Photo of Chris McdonaldChris McDonald, a senior mechanical engineering major from Plano, won first place in the annual American Physics Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics conference in San Diego in November.

McDonald’s award-winning poster, “Experimental Investigation of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability on Inclined Interface,” was based on the experimental work in the area of shock-driven flows. McDonald and Ph.D. candidate Jacob McFarland began working on the shock tube in Dr. Devesh Ranjan’s lab in February 2012. Ranjan is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

McDonald is set to graduate in Fall 2013. View his poster here.