Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. 1985, Bioengineering, University of Michigan
Ph.D. 1972, Nuclear Engineering, Northwestern University
BS Physics 1964, MIT
- Fluid mechanics of compact heat exchangers; radwaste analysis of spent-fuel
Relevant past experience
- Assistant Research Scientist and Teaching Fellow, University of Michigan
at Argonne National Laboratory/Sargent & Lundy Co., Chicago, IL
Dr. Synder received his first Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1972.
He received his second Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1985. His
research interests include the physics of secondary flows, with emphasis
on understanding how flow develops and acquires structure. Because of its
inherent complexity, useful results can usually only be obtained experimentally,
by hot wire anemometry and other equipment on hand. Current research projects
include: flow development in a model airway bronchus, triple-deck boundary
layer structure, and the growth of vorticity in curved channels.