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Duncan, Jim

Jim Duncan
Keystone Professor
Mechanical Engineering
3118 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

  • Experimental and theoretical/numerical investigations of fluid flows
  • Breaking water waves
  • Growing and collapsing bubbles interacting with compliant boundaries
  • Turbulent boundary layers interacting with compliant walls
  • Quantitative flow visualization
  • Education 


  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1979

Honors and Awards 

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Poole and Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty of the College of Engineering, University of Maryland 2003
  • Distinguished Scholar Teacher University of Maryland 2004
  • Wilson H. Elkins Professorship, University System of Maryland, 2013-2015

Professional Memberships 

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Associate Editor 2010-present
  • American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics:
    • Secretary-Treasurer 2003-2006
    • Coordinator of the Gallery of Fluid Motion 2001-2012
    • Chair of the Annual Meeting Press Relations Committee 2008-2012
    • Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee 2010-2013
    • Chairmanship Track of the Executive Committee 2012-2016