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The University of Akron Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Akron


Dr. Brian Leonard

Dr. Brian Leonard

Dr. Brian Leonard
Professor Emeritus

Phone: 330.972.7363
Fax: 330.972.6027
Office: ASEC 419B



B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Melbourne, 1958.
M.S. (Aeronautical Engineering), Cornell University, 1961.
Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering), Cornell University, 1965.


Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, 1997-Present.
Professor, The University of Akron, 1985-1997.
Professor of engineering science, City University of New York, 1983-85.
Visiting research scientist, C.S.I.R.O., Atmospheric Research, 1983-84.
Guest professor, SFB 80, Karlsruhe, West Germany, 1977-78
Associate professor, City University of New York, 1975-82
Assistant professor, City University of New York, 1971-74
Visiting research associate, Columbia University Plasma Laboratory, 1969-70
Lecturer, Applied Mathematics, Monash University, 1967-68.
Senior lecturer, Aeronautical Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1966-67.
Visiting assistant professor, Cornell University, 1965-66.

 Professional and Honorary Societies

Member: American Physical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

 Honors and Awards

Recipient of College of Staten Island's "Dolphin Award" for outstanding achievements in scholarship, 1982.

 Research and Professional Activities

Fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, computational physics, plasma dynamics, applied mathematics, and basic research in computational fluid dynamics algorithm design. Development of third-order upwinding and related codes for highly convective flows. Applications to engineering and geophysical fluid dynamics.

Member: Editorial boards of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Numerical Heat Transfer, and Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flow.

Referee for numerous journals and granting agencies.


The University of Akron
Mechanical Engineering Department
ASEC, Rm. 101.
Akron, Ohio 44325-3903
Department Office: (330) 972-7672
Department Fax: (330) 972-6027
Office Location: ASEC 101
Email: smeier@uakron.edu
Department Chair: Dr. Celal Batur

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