CIE Advisory Board Profile
Dean and John M. Sobrato Professor of Engineering
Santa Clara University School of Engineering
Godfrey Mungal is Dean, School of Engineering, and the John M. Sobrato Professor of Engineering. Prior to being appointed Dean, Dr. Mungal was at Stanford University where he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Policy for the Stanford campus, Associate Chair in Mechanical Engineering where he coordinated the ABET accreditation process, and Director of the High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory.
He received a B.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
His research efforts have covered subsonic and supersonic mixing and combustion, turbulent reacting jets in coflow and crossflow, image processing (volume rendering) of turbulent flows, drag reduction of bluff bodies, flame stability – liftoff and blowout, flow in microchannels, studies of drag reducing polymers in turbulent boundary layer flows, and most recently, the use of pulsed plasmas to control flame stability. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 refereed and conference papers in these areas.
Dr. Mungal has a strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, recruitment and retention issues in education, and he is particularly interested in the role of engineering in advancing the cause of under-represented and first-generation students.
He has received a number of teaching and advising awards, including Stanford's Tau Beta Pi award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the School of Engineering Distinguished Advisor Award. He has served on review panels for NIST, NSF, NASA and Sandia Livermore, and he has given invited lectures and short courses throughout the world, including Australia, Belgium, France, India, Italy, Japan and South Africa.