Charles A. Garris, Jr.
Professor Charles Garris is currently interested in sustainable energy technologies utilizing advanced pressure-exchange phenomena. These technologies include carbon sequestration, air conditioning and refrigeration, fuel cells, turbocharging, and water desalinization. Research is focused on fundamental behavior of pressure-exchange, which generally involves non-steady compressible fluid mechanics including the effects of energy dissipation in mixing layers, turbulence, and shock-wave structure. The research involves both computational and experimental investigations.
- Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook
- Aerospace engineering
- Design and manufacturing of mechanical and aerospace systems
- Fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy
- Mechanical engineering
- American Society of Engineering Education
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
- American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow
- Sigma Xi, Member
- Tau Beta Pi, Member
- Thomas Edison Patent Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2006
- Trachtenberg Prize for University Service from The George Washington University, 2011