APS/DFD sponsored events are listed below in chronological order.  Events that are NOT sponsored by APS/DFD follow. 

DFD & APS  Sponsored Events

Advice on Applying to Faculty and Postdoctoral Positions
Tutorial for Authors and Referees
Meet the Physical Review Journal Editors Reception
Young Investigator Workshop
Fluids Education Lunch
All the Faces of Fluid Dynamics
APS/DFD Reception
Underrepresented Minority Researchers Breakfast
Women in Fluids Networking Lunch
Student Lunch

Non-DFD & APS  Sponsored Events

Prepare to Teach
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Reception

Unless otherwise noted, you must register for these events in advance through the conference registration website. Click here. 

  • Adding an event: if you have already registered but want to add one of these events, choose “Modify My Registration” on the registration website.

  • Once events are “Sold out,” you may still be able to attend by going to the event and checking with the DFD staff to see if there are “no shows”.

DFD & APS Sponsored Events 



Advice on Applying to Faculty and Postdoctoral Positions

Time/Location: 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Level 6, Room 6A, Washington State Convention Center
Contact: Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan,; Mark Owkes, Montana State University,

Panel discussion for senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are in the job market.  The panel session will begin with an overview of resources and general advice for applying for academic positions.  We will then open the floor for questions to the panel.  Topics to be discussed include general recommendations for preparing application documents (research statement, teaching statement, etc.) and networking, including writing and reviewing journal papers.

Tutorial for Authors and Referees

Time/Location: 6:30 - 8:00 pm 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom D, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Contact: Brad Rubin,

(Registration is NOT required for this event)

Publication is an essential part of scholarly research and integral to most scientists' careers. A good understanding of the authoring and reviewing processes will help authors navigate their way to a published manuscript. In this tutorial, editors from Physical Review Letters and Physical Review will provide advice on topics such as how to write a good paper, how best to respond to reviews, and how to write informative referee reports.

Meet the Physical Review Journal Editors Reception

Time/Location: 8:00 -10:00 pm, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom D, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Contact: Brad Rubin,

(Registration is NOT required for this event)

The Physical Review journal editors invite you to join them in conversation and refreshments. The editors will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and discuss any comments you may have about the journals. All are welcome.


Young Investigator Workshop - Open to Member and Non-Member registrants at this time

Time/Location: 12:45 - 1:55 pm, Level 3, Tahoma 3, The Conference Center
Organizers: Sourabh V. Apte, Oregon State University; Steve Brunton, University of Washington, Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan
Contact: Sourabh Apte, Oregon State University,

Directors from governmental agencies will lead a luncheon discussion on their funding awards programs for early career researchers. To attend this free workshop/lunch, attendees must be registered for the DFD meeting and be eligible for at least one of the awards. Space is limited, and attendees are required to sign up in advance during registration. Eligibility requirements and additional information on the CAREER Program and the Young Investigator Programs can be found at, and

Fluids Education Lunch

Time/Location: 12:45 - 1:55 pm, Level 3,Tahoma 4, The Conference Center
Organizer: Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan
Contact: Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan,

This year’s Fluids Education Workshop will address using technology effectively within the classroom including demos, in addition to incorporating technology/models into homework assignments. The workshop will consist of a 30-minute panel discussion and 30-minute demonstrations.

All the Faces of Fluid Dynamics

Time/Location: 12:45 - 1:55 pm, Level 3, Tahoma 5, The Conference Center
Organizer David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact: David Hu, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Four women engineers will speak in a panel discussion about their personal experiences successfully increasing diversity in the workplace.  Speakers will include MIT Professor and Associate Dean Peko Hosoi, Nicole Sharp of Sharp Science Communications Consulting, LLC, Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor Dennice Gayme, and UC Riverside Assistant Professor Monica Martinez-Wilhelmus.  The focus this year will be on getting diverse faces into the media and recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. This workshop will help to give under-represented members of APS, especially students, a safe place where their voice can be heard. Lunch will be served.

APS/DFD Reception

Time/Location: 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S

Enjoy the wonder of flight in one of Seattle’s most spectacular settings, the Museum of Flight. This world-renowned museum offers over 160 airplanes and spacecraft, the original Boeing Aircraft factory, flight simulators, and dozens of fun interactive exhibits. Make new friends, meet old friends, and enjoy drinks and dinner among the landmarks of aviation history.

The reception is included in the registration fee for those who register as APS Members, Nonmembers, Graduate Students, and Retired Members. Undergraduate students and guests may purchase tickets for $115.

Transportation will be provided from some of the conference hotels. Check for details on a sign in the registration area at the Convention Center and in the Lobby of your hotel.


Underrepresented Minority Researchers Breakfast

Time/Location: Time: 7:00 - 8:00 am, 4th Floor Union Street Tower, Jefferson Room, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Organizer: Luciano Castillo, Purdue University
Contact: Luciano Castillo, Purdue University,

An opportunity for fluid mechanics researchers from underrepresented minority groups to build community, network with others and created a platform for mentoring.

Women in Fluids Networking Lunch

Time/Location: 12:20 - 1:40 pm, 3rd Floor, Metropolitan B Room, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Organizer: Emilie Dressaire, UCSB
Contact: Jesse Capecelatro, University of Michigan,
Megan Leftwich, George Washington University,
Emilie Dressaire, University of California Santa Barbara,

Networking lunch for female students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and professionals.

Student Lunch

Time/Location: 12:20 - 1:40 pm, 3rd Floor, Metropolitan A Room, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Organizer: Matthew Ballard, St. Martin’s University
Contact: Matthew Ballard, St. Martin’s University,

Table 1: Alexander Alexeev, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering. Computational fluid mechanics, complex fluids, fluid-structure interaction, microfluidics, biofluids, soft matter.

Table 2: John Carter, Seattle Univ., Mathematics. Nonlinear surface water waves, full dispersion, dissipation, stability.

Table 3: Steven Ceccio, Univ. of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering. Experimental methods, multiphase flows, high Reynolds number flows, cavitation and bubbly flows, optical flow measurement methods, electrical and radiation based tomography.  

Table 4: Katie Oliveras, Seattle University, Mathematics. Free-surface flows, flow instabilities (free-surface and interface), surface waves, and nonlinear dynamics.  

Table 5: Jacqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories, Combustion Research Facility. DNS of turbulent combustion relevant to engines and gas turbines, and high performance computing.  

Table 6: Peter Yeh, Sandia National Laboratories, Engineering Sciences. Computational mechanics, shock physics, deep learning and data-drive models, GPU computing, fluid-structure interaction, supersonic flows.  

Table 7: Andrew Dickerson, Univ. of Central Florida, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Drop and interfacial fluid mechanics, coupled systems, locomotion.

Table 8: Anette (Peko) Hosoi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering. Physics of sports, locomotion, and data-driven models.  

Table 9: Hassan Masoud, Michigan Technological Univ., Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics. Interfacial and multiphase flows, fluid-structure interaction, biological and bio-inspired fluid mechanics, flow through porous media.  

Table 10: Robert Moser, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Mechanical Engineering. Turbulence physics and modeling, direct numerical simulation of turbulence, high-accuracy numerical methods, large-eddy simulation, turbulent combustion, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, verification, validation and uncertainty quantification in computational science.  

Table 11: Igor Pivkin, Universita della Svizzera italiana, Computational Science. Multiscale modeling, biophysics, cellular and molecular biomechanics.  

Table 12: Michael Plesniak, George Washington University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Turbulence and complex flows, mixing phenomena, cardiovascular flows and phonation (speech production).

Table 13: David Saintillan, University of California San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Complex fluids, active matter, suspensions, low-Reynolds-number flows.

Table 14: Timothy Wei, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Classical turbulence (wakes, boundary layers), bio-fluids (vascular, bio-films, voice, hydrocephalus), swimming (dolphins, Olympics), applied (paper making, food), academic leadership (department head, dean).

Non-DFD & APS Sponsored Events


Prepare To Teach

Registration Link: PrepareToTeach (

Time/Location: 12 noon – 2:45 pm, Lobby Level, Leeward Room, Seattle Hilton
Sponsored by: NSF via
Contact: Jean Hertzberg, University of Colorado, Boulder,

Are you interested in a faculty position, but have little teaching experience? Are you a new faculty member preparing to face a class for the first time, or an experienced faculty facing unfamiliar student expectations? The PTT is a short (2.75 hour) workshop designed to introduce you to teaching methods based on the science of learning. You will design and test a student learning activity, and experience what such activities feel like yourself.

The workshop is free, but is limited to the first 30 registrants. It will be held just before the APS DFD meeting, in the Seattle Hilton, from 12 noon to 2:45pm , Saturday November 23, 2019. Lunch will be provided!


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Reception

Time/Location: 7:15 - 8:45 pm, 35th Floor Pike Street Tower, Cirrus Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Hotel
Contact: Claudia Cenedese, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,

(Registration is NOT required for this event)

Join us for an open reception for alumni and friends of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) Program.

The GFD program is an interdisciplinary summer program for graduate students that has been held since 1959 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It has promoted the exchange of ideas relating to fluid mechanics among many fields, such as oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, geology, planetary atmospheres, and applied mathematics. Over its 61 years history the GFD program has produced numerous alumni and touched many junior and senior scientists, and the purpose of the reception is to bring them together along with any other interested parties. Information on how to participate in the program will be provided.