Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

Dean and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of California, Davis

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at University of California, Davis. She is a Fellow of AAAS, AIChE and ASEE. Professor Curtis received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Professor Curtis’ particulate flow models have been extensively adopted by both commercial and open source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software packages. She was the first to partner with ANSYS Fluent to greatly expand the multi-phase simulation capability of the code which is used by 96 of the 100 biggest industrial companies in the world and over 40,000 customers. Her particulate flow models are also included in the CFD Research Corporation software package and the open-source CFD codes OpenFOAM and MFIX. She currently serves on the National Academies’ Board of Chemical Sciences and Technology. Professor Curtis has served in many roles for the AIChE and specifically the Particle Technology Forum.