Daniel Maynes named as new chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department

Daniel R. Maynes has been named as the new department chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. 

Maynes joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1997. He came to BYU from the University of Utah, where he recieved his Ph. D. and was a post-doctoral research professor and instructor. He has also worked with the Space Dynamics Labratory and the Argonne National Labratory. Here at BYU, Professor Maynes teaches undergraduate classes in Fluid Mechanics as well as graduate classes in Incompressible Flow, Compressible Flow and Convective Heat Transfer.

Professor Maynes’ research interests include superhydrophobic surface fluid flow physics and thermal transport, micro scale fluid mechanics and convection heat transfer, electro-osmotic transport dynamics, laser based experimental measurement methodologies and rotating turbulent mixing flows.

Maynes replaces Timothy W. McLain, who served as the Mechanical Engineering department chair for six years. Members of the department are grateful to Tim for his devoted service and look forward to working under Dan's leadership. The associate chair will be Dale Tree.

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