Donzis awarded the 2016 McElmurry Teaching Excellence Award

Diego DonzisDr. Diego Donzis, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the 2016 McElmurry Teaching Excellence Award at the Aerospace Engineering Annual Awards banquet held April 1.

The McElmurry award is presented annually by the senior class to a member of the aerospace engineering faculty who exemplifies dedication and commitment to developing students professionally and academically by displaying a desire for students to succeed, creatively presenting classroom material, and offering opportunities for mentorship and guidance outside of the classroom. The award is named after Thomas Uriel McElmurry, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret), who taught in the department for 13 years.

Donzis’ research interests include large-scale, high-performance computing, fluid dynamics, turbulence and turbulent mixing. He joined the aerospace department in fall 2009. He received his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina in 2001, his master's degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004 and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007. In addition to this award, he has received the Francois Frenkiel, the NSF CAREER award, a previous TEES Select Young Faculty award, two INCITE awards by DOE, and best graduates from Argentina by the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina.