Thurow awarded DOD equipment funds

Published: Apr 29, 2010 6:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334-844-3447

Brian Thurow, associate professor in Auburn University's Department of Aerospace Engineering, recently received a $300,000 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Department of Defense. The award is part of a $38 million plan that funds 96 academic institutions nationwide for purchasing research instruments that support projects such as underpinning advances in surface chemistry and physics, scientific computing and networks, electronics and electro-optics, neuroscience, fluid dynamics and propulsion, as well as ocean science and engineering.

DURIP provides funding for state-of-the-art equipment that develops new university capabilities to perform cutting-edge defense research and meets a critical need by enabling university researchers to purchase scientific equipment costing $50,000 or more. These awards are part of a merit competition conducted by the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research and Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Thurow joined the aerospace engineering faculty in 2005. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University. His research interests include 3-D imaging, flow visualization, acoustics and gas dynamics.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes