Assoc. Prof. William Anderson Named Global Engineering Program Director

Prof William Anderson
Prof. Bill Anderson
AAE Assoc. Prof. William Anderson will serve as Director of the Global Engineering Program during the 3 year research leave of its current director, Rabi Mohtar.

The GEP Team are the advocates of the global engagement, learning and discovery initiatives within their schools or units and campus wide. GEPT (Global Engineering Program Team) members work with the GEP office to increase their school's faculty and student involvement in the global engagement, learning and discovery activities offered by the College of Engineering and by other campus units. GEPT members will work to maximize the impact of the faculty, student and community involvement in Engineering's global programs.

Bill joined Purdue in 2001, following ten years of experience as a practicing engineer in industry and at NASA and previous service as Associate Director of the Propulsion Engineering Research Center at Penn State. Professor Anderson conducts research in the general areas of propulsion and combustion.  His experiments in combustion instability are internationally recognized and are being used to benchmark some of the world’s most advanced computational models of high-pressure combustion. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, is the co-author of three Best Paper awards from AIAA, and received the C.T. Sun Research Award from the Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2005. He has served as the AAE representative to the Global Engineering Program since GEP's inception and has led study abroad courses to Brazil and Germany.  He has a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, an M. S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Arizona State University. For more on the Global Engineering Program, please see the GEP website below.

Bill was also newly elected Associate Fellow of AIAA and was honored at the Associate Fellows dinner held in conjunction with the Aerospace Sciences Conference in January 2011.


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