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 Tony Maxworthy


University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

RRB 211
Tel. (213) 740-0481
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Distinguished Professor


1960 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Harvard University
1955 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Princeton University
1954 B.Sc. (1st Class Honours), Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London

USC Academic Positions:

2013-: Distinguished Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1988-: Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering
1979-1989: Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1970-: Professor, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1967-1970: Associate Professor, Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2005: Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental engineering, University of Canterbury, NZ
2002: Prof. Invite, Institut des Mechanique des Fluides de Toulouse
2001: Senior Visiting Scientist, CSIRO-Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Australia
2000: Shimizu Corp. Visiting Prof., Dept. of Civil Engin. Stanford Univ.
1997: Lecturer, GFD Summer School, DAMTP, Cambridge University.
1995-: Prof. Associe, Ecole Sup. Physique et Chimie Indust. de la Ville de Paris.
1989-1998 Visiting Prof., E.P.F. Lausanne, Switzerland
1989: Visiting Prof., E.T.H. Zurich, Switzerland
1988: Prof., Scuola Aeronautica, Univ. Polytechnica de Madrid, Spain
1988: Visiting Prof., Inst. Superior Technico, Lisbon, Portugal
1986: Visiting Professor of Aeronautics, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
1982-: Professeur Associe, Inst. de Mecanique, Universite de Grenoble
1978,1984: Visiting Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
1976: Senior Post Doctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
1975: Visitor, Max Planck Institute Für Strömungforschung Göttingen, Germany.
1974-: Senior Visitor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge, England; Visiting and Life Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, England
1972,1983: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
1965,1970: Lecturer, Summer School in Geophysical Fluid Mechanics.
1960-67: Group Supervisor, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Experiments in aerodynamics, environmental and geophysical fluid mechanics, turbulence, convection, and solidification, bio-fluid dynamics


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Selected Publications:

T. Maxworthy, J. Leilich, J. E. Simpson, and E. H. Meiburg, ''The propagation of gravity currents into a linearly stratified fluid,'' J. Fluid Mech. 453, pp. 371-394, 2002.
M. Zhang and T. Maxworthy, ''The interactive dynamics of flow and directional solidification in a Hele-Shaw cell. part 1. experimental investigation of parallel shear flow,'' J. Fluid Mech. 470, pp. 247-268, 2002.
T. Maxworthy, ''The effect of a stabilising gradient on interface morphology,'' in Proceedings of the S.H. Davis Symp. Monterey, CA, Aug. 1998. Imperial College Press, 2000.
T. Maxworthy, ''A frictionally and hydraulically constrained model of the convectively-driven mean flow in partially enclosed seas,'' Deep Sea Res. I 44, pp. 1339-1354, 1997.
T. Maxworthy, C. Gnann, M. Kurten, and F. Durst, ''Experiments on the rise of air bubbles in clean viscous liquids,'' J. Fluid Mech. 321, pp. 421-441, 1996.
P. Petitjeans and T. Maxworthy, ''Miscible displacements in capillary tubes: Part 1. experiments,'' J. Fluid Mech. 326, pp. 37-56, 1996.

Professional Societies:

National Academy of Engineering
American Physical Society, Fellow
American Geophysical Union
European Geophysical Society
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow

Honors and Awards:

2011: Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society
2003: G.I.Taylor Medallist of the Society of Engineering Science
1996: Senior Queen's Fellow in Marine Sciences, Commonwealth of Australia, Tenure at the University of Western Australia
1993: F.W. Mosey Scholarship, Univ. of Western Australia.
1990: Otto Laporte Award of the American Physical Society
1990: Glennon Senior Fellowship-Univ. of Western Australia
1990: Senior Scientist Fellowship-Norwegian Natl. Science Foundation
1981-86: Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Awardee, Federal Republic of Germany, Tenure at Inst. f. Hydromechanik, Univ. Karlsruhe and Lehrstuhl f. Stromungsmech., Fried.-Alex. Univ., Erlangen-Nurnburg
1980: Halliburton Award for Research - U.S.C.

Courses Taught:

AME 331
AME 441ab
AME 599

Recent Professional Development Activities:

1974-79: Executive Committee, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American
Physical Society,Vice Chairman (1976-77),Chairman (1977-78)

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