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Mechanical Engineering

W. Roger Briley

OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD for MECHANICAL & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: 1998

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In recognition of outstanding service and leadership in the engineering profession.

Roger Briley graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in August 1965 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received an M.S. degree in 1967 and a Ph.D. degree in 1968, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Briley worked at United Technologies Research Center from 1968 to 1977, first as a Research Engineer and later as Supervisor of the Theoretical Gas Dynamics Group. His research activities included theoretical investigations on numerical solution of fluid mechanics and heat transfer problems.

In 1977, Dr. Briley co-founded Scientific Research Associates, Inc., a business specializing in government and industry sponsored research in the areas of computational and experimental fluid dynamics, semiconductor device physics, and electro-optics. He performed research as Senior Research Scientist, as well as administrative and managerial duties as Vice-President and Secretary.

In 1991, Dr. Briley became Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University where he teaches and conducts research in the thermal and fluid sciences. He is active in research at the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computational Field Simulation, specializing in computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, numerical algorithms, and parallel computing.

Dr. Briley’s career has been characterized by continuous contributions to available knowledge in computational fluid mechanics through numerous research investigations. These contributions have been disseminated through publication of numerous articles in respected journals and by many presentations at conferences.