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Andrea Prosperetti

ANDREA PROSPERETTI, the Charles A. Miller Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been a member of the Hopkins faculty since 1985 and formerly chaired the department. Mentor to many doctoral students, he is internationally recognized for his research in fluid mechanics–specifically the properties of liquids containing bubbles and other inhomogeneities. This is an area with wide applications, both in technology and the environment. Most recently, with his group, he has devised an innovative bubble-powered micro-pump for use in miniature medical devices. In the last few years he has received a number of awards including, in 2005, the Fluids Engineering Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.