Stanley Corrsin Award

To recognize and encourage a particularly influential contribution to fundamental fluid dynamics.

The Prize consists of $5,000, an allowance for registration and travel to the meeting at which the Prize is awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be presented annually at the Division of Fluid Dynamics annual meeting and will be accompanied by a Distinguished Lecture from the Award winner.

Establishment & Support

The Prize was established from an endowment fund contributed by the DFD and held by the APS.

Rules & Eligibility

This Prize is intended to honor a recent achievement of especially high impact and significance, a particular discovery, or an innovation in the field. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all the recipients have contributed to the same achievement. Nominations are active for three years.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

The nomination must include:

  • A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s)

In addition, the nomination should include:

  • A biographical sketch
  • A list of the most important publications
  • At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters
  • Up to five reprints or preprints

There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.

The online nominations system will open toward the end of 2016. Watch for email and website announcements that the site is open to accept new nominations and update material for continuing nominations.

2016 Selection Committee Members: Ugo Piomelli (Chair), Karen Flack (Vice Chair), Gary Leal, Kate Stebe, M. Grae Worster, Stephen Pope, Eckart Meiburg, Michael Graham

Nomination Guidelines


Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.

2016 Recipient

Ivan Marusic
University of Melbourne

Ivan Marusic



Past Recipients

2015: Michael D. Graham
2014: Eberhard Bodenschatz
2013: Michael P. Brenner
2012: Daniel Lathrop
2011: Charles Meneveau