TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., P.E. is the interim vice president for Research at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Wesson previously held the position of associate vice president for Research.
His research interests are in the area of computational fluid dynamics of confined swirling flows. He has secured more than $1.8 million of research funding and has more than 50 combined publications and presentations. His current research projects include the modeling of fluid flow and heat-transfer in graphite foam matrices. He and his graduate students have also successfully modeled blood flow through heart valves and coronary arteries.
Wesson maintains his faculty affiliation as an associate professor in the Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE) Program in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) and in the Department of Chemical Engineering in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. He has graduated two chemical engineering doctoral and three master’s students, all in the area of chemical engineering.
Wesson was awarded the 2001-2002 “Dr. Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award” by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
He received his bachelor of science degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in chemical engineering; the master of science degree in the same discipline from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned the Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University in the area of chemical engineering.
He has more than nine years of industrial experience at the Dow Chemical Company and more than 11 years teaching and conducting research at FAMU. Wesson is also a registered professional engineer.
A nationwide search will be conducted to permanently fill the position.
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