Davis elected to National
Academy of Sciences
Stephen H. Davis, a leading expert in fluid dynamics and Walter P. Murphy
Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering,
has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
Election to membership in the academy is considered one of the highest honors
that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.
The academy is dedicated to the advancement of science and its use for the general
welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation,
signed by Abraham Lincoln, which calls on the academy to act as an official adviser
to the federal government in any matter of science or technology.
Davis’ work focuses on the area of interfacial dynamics and stability and
impacts a variety of fields that seem unrelated but are based on similar mathematical
principles. His contributions include improving coatings, such as automobile
paint, that protect materials from hostile environments and developing the process
that is used to grow silicon crystals.
The author of more than 200 refereed technical papers, Davis is included on ISIHighlyCited
.com, a comprehensive list of preeminent individual researchers who have demonstrated
great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work.
Davis is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences.