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A. K. M. Fazle Hussain

A. K. M. Fazle Hussain

Born     20 January 1943
Bengal Presidency, British India
(now Bangladesh)
Fields     Mechanical engineering
Institutions     University of Houston
Rice University
Johns Hopkins University
California Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
Alma mater     Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Stanford University
Doctoral advisor     William C. Reynolds
Known for     Application of Nanovector Technology
Vortex dynamics
Turbulent Flows
Fluid mechanics
Optical measurement techniques

A. K. M. Fazle Hussain is a Cullen Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He is the director of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics & Turbulence at the University of Houston and a member of the advisory board at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology. He is currently serving as the President's Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Science, Senior Adviser to the President and Professor at Texas Tech University.


Hussain did his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Following his MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 1966 & 1969 under the guidance of William Craig Reynolds, Hussain was a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University with Leslie S. G. Kovasznay and Stanley Corrsin.

Honors and awards

    Freeman Scholar Award of ASME in 1984
    Fluids Engineering Award of ASME in 2000
    Fluid Dynamics Award of AIAA in 2002)


Nonlinear Dynamics of Structures, World Scientific, 1991

Book chapters

    "Mechanics of Pulsatile Flows of Relevance to Cardiovascular System," in Cardiovascular Flow Dynamics and Measurements, (Eds. N.H.C. Hwang and N. Norman), University Park Press, Baltimore, pp. 541–632, 1976.

    "New Aspects of Vortex Dynamics Relevant to Coherent Structures in Turbulent Flows," in Eddy Structure Identification (Ed. J.P. Bonnet) Springer, pp. 61–143. 1996.

    "Genesis and Dynamics of Coherent Structures in Near-wall Turbulence: A New Look," in Self-Sustaining Mechanisms of Wall Turbulence (Ed. R. L. Panton) Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, pp. 385, (1997).

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