Howard A. Stone
Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics
Associate Dean for Academic Programs
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Professor Howard A. Stone received the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1982 and the PhD in Chemical Engineering from Caltech in 1988 (advisor was Gary Leal). Following a postdoctoral year in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge (with John Hinch) Howard joined the Harvard faculty in 1989. He is currently Vicky Joseph Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and Associate Dean for Physical Sciences and Engineering in SEAS. In 1994 he received both the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Award and the Phi Beta Kappa teaching Prize, which are the only two teaching awards given to faculty in Harvard College. In 2000 he was named a Harvard College Professor for his contributions to undergraduate education.
Professor Stone's research interests are in fluid dynamics, especially as they arise in research and applications at the interface of engineering, chemistry and physics. He has received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and is past Chair of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the APS. For ten years he served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. He is the first recipient of the G.K. Batchelor Prize in Fluid Dynamics, which is to be awarded in August 2008.
Speaking in the Special Symposium on Micro & Nano Fluidics