John Dabiri

by Justin Cates
John Dabiri
Centennial Professor of Aeronautics & Mechanical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Serves on Board of Directors for: Nvidia Corporation

John Dabiri is the Centennial Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering of the California Institute of Technology (“Caltech”), where he was Dean of Students and Chair of the Faculty Board.

Dabiri recently returned to Caltech after four years at Stanford University, where he was Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Mechanical Engineering. He heads the Dabiri Lab, which conducts research at the intersections of fluid mechanics, energy and environment and biology.

In 2010, Dabiri received a MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant” for his work in theoretical engineering. Among other honors, he received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Dabiri holds a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and a MS in Aeronautics and PhD in Bioengineering, both from Caltech.

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