Karniadakis awarded 2024 G.I. Taylor Medal from SES

The Society of Engineering Science has announced its 2024 SES Medalists and Fellows to be recognized at its annual meeting in August 2024. Brown’s George Em Karniadakis will be awarded the G.I. Taylor Medal “for highly innovative, pioneering, and sustained contributions to computational and theoretical aspects of fluid dynamics.”

Since 1984, the G.I. Taylor medal has been awarded 19 times, and is given for outstanding research contributions in either theoretical or experimental fluid mechanics or both, and the recipient is invited to give an address at the annual meeting of the society. 

Karniadakis, the Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics and Engineering, becomes the first Brown professor to be awarded the Taylor medal. 

Karniadakis was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2022, one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer. He is a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow and also a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Fellow of the American Physical (APS), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has been a recipient of the SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (2021), Computational Fluid Dynamics award (2007) and the J. Tinsley Oden Medal (2013) by the U.S. Association in Computational Mechanics. He was recently named to the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List by Clarivate Analytics, a list recognizing world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top one percent by citations for field and year in Web of Science. Karniadakis holds seven patents.