Dean, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Kyle Squires serves as the dean for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Previously, he served as the vice dean and interim dean for the Fulton Schools and as director of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE), one of the six Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. As SEMTE director, he oversaw degree and research programs in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and the professional science master’s program in solar energy engineering and commercialization. Enrollment in SEMTE programs was over 3,500 students in 2014-2015.

Squires is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prior to joining ASU in 1997, Squires was on the faculty of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Vermont. Previously he was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University.

Squires’ expertise encompasses computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling of both single-phase and multi-phase flows, and high-performance computing. Specific interests include the use of direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation applied to particle-laden turbulent flows and the development of hybrid Reynolds-averaged and large eddy simulation techniques for high Reynolds number wall-bounded flows. Squires applies his expertise to exploration of ways to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft, ground vehicles and sports equipment.

He has held numerous visiting appointments in the U.S., Japan and Europe and was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008. Squires holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (1990)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (1985)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University (1984)

Research Interests

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Curriculum & Instruction (Engineering Education)
  • Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2008)