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Mechanical Engineering

Murray Reed Snyder

CAPTAIN, USN, PhD
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6447
Fax (410) 293-3041
msnyder@usna.edu

Education:
     Johns Hopkins University, (Aug 2003 - Jan 2007)
     Department of Mechanical Engineering
     Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
     Dissertation - "Analysis of the Behavior of Bubbles and Droplets in Isotropic Turbulence"

     University of California San Diego, (Sep 1988 - Jun 1989)
     Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering

     Duke University, (Aug 1978 - May 1982)
     Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas:
     Predicting ship air wake turbulence and impact on rotary wing aircraft.
     Behavior of particle, bubbles and droplets in isotropic turbulence.
     Modeling combustion in reactive laminate materials.

Professional Experience:
     Permanent Military Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Jan. 2007 - Present)
     Naval Submarine Officer, (May 1982-Aug 2003)
     Commanding Officer, USS NEVADA (SSBN 733), (Jul. 1998 - Sep 2000)

Recent Journal Publications:
     "Effect of varying bilayer spacing distribution on reaction heat and velocity in reactive Al/Ni multilayers," Journal of Applied Physics 105, 083504 (2009)
     "Numerical study on the motion of microscopic oil droplets in high intensity isotropic turbulence," Physics of Fluids 20, 073301 (2008)
     "Numerical study of the impact of ambient temperature on the reaction velocity in multilayer systems," Proc. JANNAF 42nd Combustion Subcommittee, Newton, MA, JSC CD-53 (CD ROM), CPIAC Abstract No. 2008-0006HC (May 2008)
     "Statistical analysis of small bubble dynamics in isotropic turbulence," Physics of Fluids 19, 065108 (2007).

Awards:
     Office of Naval Research 2009 Young Investigator Program Award
     Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards)
     Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal
     Navy Unit Citation and various other unit awards.

Professional:
     Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer (State of California, License M25617) (1988 - present)

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