Charles Meneveau wins the Batchelor Prize 2024

The G K Batchelor Prize for 2024 has been awarded to Professor Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA. The award and Batchelor prize lecture will take place in August 2024 at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) in Daegu, South Korea.

This prestigious prize of $25,000 is sponsored by the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and is awarded every 4 years at ICTAM to recognise the achievements of an active scientist who has made significant research contributions to fluid mechanics over the previous decade. Younger researchers are equally eligible for consideration as those who are more established, and the work should be of great current interest (representing, for example, an emerging field of application of fluid mechanics or a significant breakthrough in an established branch of the subject).

The international panel of experts considered many strong nominations from a diverse field. Professor Meneveau receives the prize for his high-impact fundamental contributions to the study of turbulence and wall-bounded flows, and for bringing insightful and rigorous fluid mechanics to the science of wind turbines and wind farms for the benefit of society.

Professor Meneveau expressed his delight in being awarded the prize:

Receiving the Batchelor-named prize from our community is profoundly meaningful for me, my students, postdocs, and collaborators. George Batchelor’s enduring legacy in this field grows more influential each day, especially as fluid mechanics becomes increasingly vital, notably in shaping strategies for sustaining civilization on our Fluid Earth. I am thankful to Cambridge University Press for establishing this prize and look forward to participating in ICTAM 2024.’

Professor Meneveau will present his prize lecture at 11am, Wednesday 28th August at ICTAM 2024:

Congratulations to Professor Meneveau from the G K Batchelor Prize Scientific Committee and the team at Cambridge University Press & Assessment!

Winners of the Batchelor Prize:

2024 Charles Meneveau
2020 Alexander J. Smits
2016 Raymond E. Goldstein
2012 Detlef Lohse
2008 Howard Stone


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