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S. B. Pope



November 26, 1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Pope, S. B.

Additional Forms of Names

Pope, Stephen Bailey



Stephen Pope is Sibley College Professor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University (1998-present). Other institutional affiliations include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology, and Imperial College London. His research is in the areas of modeling and simulation of turbulent flow and turbulent combustion.

Important Dates

November 26, 1949Birth, Nottingham (England).

1967 – 1968Engineering Apprentice, Mather & Platt Ltd.

1971Obtained BSc, Imperial College London, London (England).

1972Obtained MSc, Imperial College London, London (England).

1976Obtained PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London (England).

1977 – 1978Research Fellow in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology.

1978 – 1981Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1978-1981) and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1982 – presentAssociate Professor (1982-1987), Professor (1987-1998) and Sibley College Professor (1998-present), Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

2007Chair, Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society.

2009Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.


Mechanical engineer.



Nottingham (England)

Undergraduate Education

London (England)

Graduate Education

London (England)


Ithaca (N.Y.)




Mechanical engineering.





Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Collins, Samuel C. (Samuel Cornette)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lumley, John L. (John Leask), 1930-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.


Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Fellow in Aeronautics.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

Associate Professor; Professor; and Sibley College Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Division of Fluid Dynamics and received 2009 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Imperial College. London

Obtained BSc (1971), MSc (1972) and PhD (1976) in Mechanical Engineering.