Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Dean of Engineering
University of California, Davis

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is Dean of Engineering at the University of California, Davis.  Professor Curtis received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University (1983) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University (1989).  She has an internationally-recognized research program in the development and validation of numerical models for the prediction of particle flow phenomena.  She is the co-author of over 100 archival publications and has given over 160 invited lectures at universities, companies, government laboratories and technical conferences.  She currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Multiphase Flow and the AIChE Journal for all manuscripts in the areas of particle technology and fluidization.  She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Powder Technology and co-editor of Chemical Engineering Education.  She is a Fellow of AAAS, AIChE and ASEE.  Professor Curtis is a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award, AIChE’s Thomas-Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, the AIChE Fluidization Lectureship Award, the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, the Eminent Overseas Lectureship Award by the Institution of Engineers in Australia, and ASEE’s Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering.  She has served on the National Academy of Engineering’s Committee on Engineering Education and has participated in two NAE Frontiers of Research Symposiums (2003 and 2008).  Currently, she is a co-Chair of the National Academies’ Chemical Science Roundtable and serves on the Board of the Council for Chemical Research.