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Satwindar Singh Sadhal

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Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Ophthalmology


  • Doctoral Degree, Other Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor's Degree, Other Engineering, University of Toronto


1978 PhD, Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology
1976 MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
1975 BASc, Nuclear/Thermal Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Research Summary

Current activity includes ocular fluid dynamics and transport associated with drug delivery, transport and permeability properties of the vitreous humor and the retina. Numerical and analytical modeling of fluid dynamics and transport phenomena in the eye. Drops and bubbles in acoustic fields


  • 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineering 2019 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (Science)
  • 2009 Northrop Grumman/VSoE 2009 Northrop Grumman Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2007 ASME James H. Potter Gold Medal
  • 2007 USC Α.Λ.∆. Exemplary Performance of Professors Recognition
  • 1996 ASME Fellow of Professional Society
  • 1991 Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA/ASEE Fellow
  • 1989 University of Cambridge Life Fellow of Clare Hall College
  • 1984 Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 1984 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
  • 1975 NRC Canada Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 1972 First Wallberg Scholar
  • 1972 John M. Empey Prize
  • 1972 MacLennan-MacLeod Memorial Prize
  • 1972 McKee-Gilchrist Prize
  • 1972 Professional Engineers' Prize
  • 1971 Helen E. Rogers Admission Scholar
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  • Co-Director, CIMES
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • OHE 400G
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0492
  • sadhal@usc.edu


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