Ronald D. Joslin
Program Director, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport (CBET) System, National Science Foundation
Dr. Joslin has been the Program Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Fluid Dynamics Program since 2016. He supports research in biofluids, micro-scale flows, transition & turbulence, non-Newtonian flows, geophysical fluids, and renewable energy. Teaming with AFOSR, he supports research in hypersonics, and, working with NASA/CASIS, he supports research on the International Space Station. He is an engineering representative on cross-foundational teams to support research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machining learning (ML), advanced algorithms, and advanced measurement techniques.
Prior to NSF, Dr. Joslin was a Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research for 15 years where he managed Turbulence, Stratified Wakes, Submarine Maneuvering, Ocean Energy, Multi-Platform Interactions and Supercaviation Programs. He also led active and laminar flow control teams and conducted research at NASA Langley for 10 years.
He is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a Fellow of the ASME.
Throughout his career, he has mentored students, faculty, and peers and has volunteered to visit us today to talk about NSF and about careers.