President Obama named Professor Fotini Katapodes Chow as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE, the government's highest honor to researchers at the outset of their careers, was awarded to 94 individuals this year. They will receive the award at a White House ceremony on Oct. 14.
Professor Chow is being honored for her research on the simulation of atmospheric turbulence, which has wide-ranging applications that include the dispersal of plumes resulting from atmospheric releases of radioactive or toxic material and the accurate simulation of wind fields for weather prediction.
Professor Chow teaches in the CEE Environmental Engineering program. She is known for encouraging students to realize that the fundamental flow physics they study can have real, immediate impacts on how we predict and mitigate transport of environmental pollutants.
Congratulations, Professor Chow, on receiving this prestigious award!
See President Obama Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists.