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Eli Reshotko

Dr. Eli Reshotko is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of AIAA, ASME, APS, AAAS and the American Academy of Mechanics. After receiving a BME from the Cooper Union (1950) and an MME from Cornell University (1951), he joined the NACA-Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1951, where he also served as head of the Fluid Mechanics Section from 1956-57. Upon completion of his Ph.D. at Caltech in 1960, he rejoined NASA-Lewis and served as chief of the Plasma Physics Branch from 1961-64. In 1964 he joined the faculty of the Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University. He served as chair of mechanical and aerospace engineering for 10 years and briefly as dean of Case Institute. In 1989, he was appointed the Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering. He retired from Case in 1999. He has been a member of many national and international committees and panels. From 1970-2001, he chaired the U.S. Transition Study Group. He is a recipient of the AIAA Fluid and Plasmadynamics Award (1980), the AIAA Dryden Lectureship (1994) and the APS Otto Laporte Award (1999). He was a participant in the AFOSR/NASA sponsored National Hypersonic Science Center in Transition based at Texas A&M. He has over 60 years of experience in stability and transition of high-speed flows and more recently has championed the application of transient growth theory to explain the blunt body paradox and more generally to study roughness-induced transition.