VIDEO: Piomelli elected to Royal Society of Canada

Posted on September 22, 2015

First Mech and Materials Dept member to become RSC Fellow

Ugo Piomelli wins election to Royal Society of Canada from Queen's Engineering.

Dr Ugo Piomelli

Queen’s professor and researcher Dr Ugo Piomelli will be inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), November 27.

The RSC is Canada’s National Academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both official languages, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest. Election to RSC fellowship is the highest accolade available to scientists, artists and scholars in Canada.

Dr Piomelli is a world expert in the area of fluid dynamics. He has made fundamental contributions to the field by developing numerical models capable of predicting turbulent flows, and by successfully applying them to understand the physics of turbulence. The models he developed are commonly used by the industrial and research communities, in aerospace, mechanical and environmental engineering, in geophysics and meteorology.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 27 in Victoria, BC.