Professor C. Randall Truman
~January 2004

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Academic Experience

Professional Experience

Administrative Assignments

Scientific & Professional Societies

Honors & Awards


Professional Activities

Education   return to top

1983 Ph.D., Arizona State University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

1976 M.S.E., Arizona State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

1973 B.S.E., Northern Arizona University, College of Engineering

Academic Experience   return to top

7/97-Present University of New Mexico, Professor

5/88-6/97 University of New Mexico, Associate Professor

8/81-5/88 University of New Mexico, Assistant Professor

Professional Experience   return to top

2002-present Fluid Mechanics Engineer (IPA) Air Force Research Laboratory (Phillips Research Site), Chemical Laser Facility

1990-96 Consultant, Ecodynamics Research Associates, Albuquerque

6/95-6/96 AFOSR University Resident Researcher, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Albuquerque

6/90-6/94 Consultant, Thermal and Fluid Engineering Division, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

6/91-9/91 Summer Faculty Researcher, Thermal and Fluid Engineering Division, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

6/90-9/90 Summer Faculty Researcher, Advanced System Development Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque

12/89-1/90 Consultant, TPL, Inc., Albuquerque

8/88-8/89 AFOSR University Resident Researcher, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Albuq.

6/88-7/88 Stanford/NASA-Ames Center for Turbulence Research Summer Workshop

10/87-12/87 Consultant, R & D Associates/Logicon, Albuquerque

6/86-9/86 AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellow, Air Force Weapons Laboratory

9/80-8/81 Garrett Turbine Engine Company, Phoenix, Engineering Science Engineer, Aerodynamics Research Group

1973-1979 Consultant: Texas Instruments (Dallas), AiResearch (Phoenix), Spectrolab (San Jose), Dow Chemical (Freeport)

Administrative Assignments   return to top

5/01-6/02 Director of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Programs

1/01-6/02 Mechanical Engineering Associate Chair

1999-2000 Mechanical Engineering Course Scheduling (including ITV)

1998-2001 Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Awards and Fellowships

1/98-5/00 Recruiter for Sloan UNM Scholar Program, School of Engineering

Scientific And Professional Societies   return to top

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow

American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, Member

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member

American Society for Engineering Education, Member

Directed Energy Professional Society, Member

Sigma Xi, Member

Honors And Awards   return to top

AIAA Sustained Service Citation, 2003

New Mexico AGEP Outstanding Mentor Award, September 2002.

UNM PURSUE Outstanding Mentor Award, April 2001.

AIAA National Faculty Advisor Award, 1999

AIAA Special Service Citation, May 1999 (for support of Region IV Student Conference)

Students' Faculty Recognition Award, UNM School of Engineering, 1998-99

AIAA Special Service Citation, March 1998 (for extensive service to ABQ section, and AIAA Student Branch)

AFOSR University Resident Researcher, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Phillips Laboratory, 1995-1996, 1988-89

NASA-Ames/Stanford Center for Turbulence Research, Summer Workshop Fellow, 1988

AFOSR Summer Faculty Fellow, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, 1986

AIAA Region IV Faculty Advisor Award, 1984-85

Pi Tau Sigma

Tau Beta Pi

Phi Kappa Phi

Dissertation Year Fellowship (1977-78, Arizona State University)

Graduate College Fellowship (1973-75, 1976-77, Arizona State University)

Service   return to top

AIAA UNM Student Branch, Faculty Advisor, 1982-present

Pi Tau Sigma UNM Chapter, Faculty Advisor, 1998-present

Tau Beta Pi UNM Chapter, ME Faculty Advisor, 1981-88

Fluid Mechanics PE Exam Review, 1992, 1999, 2003

Mechanical Engineering Department
      Laboratory and Space Committee, 2003-present (Chair 2003-present)
      Computer Use Committee, 1992-1996
      Graduate Committee, 1984-87 (chair 1985-87), 1996-2002
      Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1989-92, 1993-94, 1998-present
      Library Liaison, 1987-88, 1989-2002

School of Engineering
      Liaison to Minority Engineering Program, 1994-present
      Space Task Force, 1993-95
      Research Committee, 1986-88 (chair 1987-88)
      Computer Use Committee, 1984-85
      Faculty Improvement Committee, 1985-86 (non-tenured faculty representative)
      Continuing Education Committee, 1982-84

University of New Mexico
      Associated Faculty, Scientific and Engineering Computation Certificate Program, 1996-present
      Liaison to Minorities in Engineering, Mathematics & Science (MEMS) Program, 1994-present
      Faculty Committee, NASA Space Grant Consortium, 1991-1998
      Faculty Senate Library Committee, 1994-95, 1996-2001
      Faculty Senate Budget Committee, 2001-present

Professional Activities   return to top

Referee, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Referee, Experiments in Fluids

Referee, Physics of Fluids

Referee, AIAA Journal

Referee, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering

Referee, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer

Referee, ASME Journal of Gas Turbines and Power

Referee, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery

Reviewer, NSF fluid mechanics program

Reviewer, NSF/Cornell Supercomputing Center

Organized several symposia for Winter Annual Meetings and Summer Fluids Engineering and Applied Mechanics Conferences

Chaired sessions at several meetings

Member, Coordinating Group for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Member, Multiphase Flow Committee

AIAA Student Activities Committee, 1991-present,
   Chair of Awards and Scholarships Subcommittee, 2001-present

Chaired sessions several times at Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Fluid Dynamics and Plasmadynamics & Lasers Conferences

University of New Mexico Student Branch Faculty Advisor 1982-present

Albuquerque Section: RAC IV Representative 1989-90, Chair 1988-89, Vice Chair 1987-88, Education Chair 1986-87, 1995-1997; Membership Chair 1982-86

Chaired several sessions at Annual Meetings

Co-chair of Organizing Committee, 1993 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque ran successful meeting of 1100 participants, clearing $30,000 for APS/DFD

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