Squires to lead engineering unit

<p class="MsoNormal">Kyle Squires has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">The department has 31 faculty members, and more than 1,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate research and education programs.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">“I have developed great respect for the dedication of the faculty and staff to fulfilling our mission in teaching, research and service,” Squires says. “It’s truly an honor to lead the department through this period of exciting growth.”</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Squires joined the engineering faculty at ASU as an associate professor in 1997 and was appointed to full professor in 2003. He served as the department’s vice chair of graduate programs, and was interim department chair since August 2006.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">After receiving his doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Squires was a post-doctoral research associate at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University from 1990 to 1991. He was on the faculty of the University of Vermont’s mechanical engineering department from 1991 to 1997 and has held visiting appointments at Stanford University, the University of Tokyo and Institute Polytechnique de Toulouse in France.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Squires’ research expertise covers computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling of single- and multiple-phase flows, and high-performance computing. He has applied his expertise to exploring ways to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft, ground vehicles and sports equipment.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">“Kyle Squires brings great enthusiasm and commitment to the New American University vision for ASU and engineering as we work to advance to the next level,” says the School of Engineering’s dean, Deirdre Meldrum. “He will provide strong leadership for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.”</p>