Biography: Dr. Donald M. McEligot is a thermal scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, specializing in fluid dynamics, complex turbulent and transitional shear flow, entropy generation, convective heat transfer, and thermal hydraulics. His is an INL Nuclear Science Fellow, a distinguished visiting professor for the Nuclear Division of University of Idaho’s Mechanical Engineering Department, and professor emeritus in University of Arizona’s Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering School. He holds a doctorate in thermoscience from Stanford University, a master’s in nuclear engineering from University of Washington and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Yale University. He came to INL in 1991 as a thermal scientist. He served in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer, and retired as a captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He has been a distinguished visiting professor at universities in Germany, Ireland, Japan, and England. In 2007, he was selected for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Memorial Award. In 2013 he was awarded the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, and in 2017 he received ASME’s International Gas Turbine Institute Outstanding Service Award.
Ph.D., Thermoscience -Stanford University
M.S., Nuclear Engineering - University of Washington
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Yale University
2017 - ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Outstanding Service Award
2013 - 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division
2007 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Memorial Award