September 22-24, 2015
Seattle, Washington, USA
Washington State Convention Center
Dara W. ChildsThe Lelenad T. Jordan Chair of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University Dara Childs did his BS (1961) and MS (1962) at Oklahoma State University in Civil Engineering. He completed his PhD in Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas in 1968. He worked for Rocketdyne division of North American Aviation (1962-1965), Colorado State University (1968-1971), The University of Louisville (19710-1980), and Texas A&M University, Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1980to the present. He has been the Director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory at TAMU since 1984. He holds the Leland T. Jordan Chair of Mechanical Engineering at TAMU. He is the author of three books and over 100 Journal papers. He has received four best-paper awards from ASME.