Daniel Maynes joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in August 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, where, prior to his appointment at BYU he was a post-doctoral research professor and instructor. Other experience includes employment with the Space Dynamics Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory. Professor Maynes teaches Fluid Mechanics at the undergraduate level in addition to Incompressible Flow, Compressible Flow, and Convective Heat Transfer at the graduate level. Professor Maynes’ research interests are in superhydrophobic surface fluid flow physics and thermal transport, micro scale fluid mechanics and convection heat transfer, electro-osmotic transport dynamics; laser based experimental measurement methodologies and rotating turbulent mixing flows.
Julie Crockett came to BYU in 2007. She received her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in areas of fluid dynamics, including environmental flows, which are often characterized by fluids of differing densities, and passive drag reduction mechanisms. She is interested in the effect of internal waves on global circulations in the ocean and atmosphere in addition to energy harvesting. She uses theory, computational fluid dynamics, experimentation, and ocean data as a part of her research. She has also spent time at sea collecting data for studying internal waves in the ocean. She is also interested in the fundamentals of heat transfer through and flow dynamics over micro-structured surfaces which have the capability of reducing friction drag.