John K. Eaton

John K. Eaton

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 501F
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-1971


Professor Eaton uses experiments and computational simulations to study the flow and heat transfer in complex turbulent flows, especially those relevant to turbomachinery, particle-laden flows, and separated flows, and to develop new techniques for precise control of gas and surface temperature during manufacturing processes.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1980
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1977
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1976

Academic Honors and Awards

  • Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
  • Perin Award for Undergraduate Teaching
  • ASME Fellow
  • University Fellow (1988-90)
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • Stanford Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • National Science Foundation Three-Year Graduate Fellowship
  • Silver Medal Award from the Royal Society of the Arts Member of the Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, and Sigma Xi

Selected Journal Publications

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