Thursday, January 12, 2012

INL scientist receives international award

Donald M. McEligot
Donald M. McEligot, a longtime researcher at the Idaho National Laboratory, received an international leadership award at the recent International Conference on Engineering Education in Belfast, Ireland.

McEligot, a Ph.D. thermal scientist at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, also a Nuclear Science and Technology Division Fellow at INL, received the International Network for Engineering Education and Research's Leadership Award. He was cited "for visionary leadership in innovative research, consistent scholarship through international collaborations and pioneering contributions to engineering."

McEligot's current research for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science studies fundamental fluid physics and how they relate to energy efficiency and sustainability. Previously he received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Memorial Award, the highest honor given for heat transfer work by that organization. He is the author of more than 60 archival publications and has completed research projects at institutes of higher education in the United States and Europe.