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Ishwar Puri

Speaker 2012; Faculty, ESM

Dr. Ishwar Puri, a scientist and engineer with a heart for public service. He joined Virginia Tech as a N. Waldo Harrison Professor and Department head of Engineering Science and Mechanics in 2004. Since then he has helped move the Engineering Science and Mechanics program into new convergences at the intersections of the life, physical sciences, and engineering mechanics. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi in India and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His topics of research include the fields of combustion, energy and transport phenomena, thermomagnetic convection and magnetic fluid transport, and the cancer stem cell hypothesis. His first archival publication was neither scientific nor technical, instead it was a collection of poetry written in English in the late 1970s. Dr. Puri is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He also serves as Secretary of the American Academy of Mechanics. Dr. Puri states, "when the predictions and observations are consistently in harmony, a theory can be robustand even infallible," join us on Nov. 10th as he poses the question "Are our truths true"?

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