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George D. Catalano

Emeritus Bartle Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Research Focus

A socially just engineering profession and education paradigm, environmental ethics, engineering ethics, fluid dynamics of the natural world, turbulence, aerodynamics, creativity, liberative pedagogy, predator-prey modeling, cellular automata.

Academic Appointments

2007-present: Professor of Bioengineering, Binghamton University
2005-present: Director, BU Scholars Program, Binghamton University
2000-present: Professor of Mech Engineering, Binghamton University
2000-2004: Director, Freshman Engineering, Binghamton University
1994-2000: Professor & Research Director, US Military Academy
1994-1996: Professor, US Military Academy
1993-1994: Associate Professor, US Military Academy
1985-1993: Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
1981-1985: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
1978-1981: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wright State University
1978-1981: Assistant Professor & Lecturer, Air Force Institute of Technology
1977-1981: Captain, USAF, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Labs
1973-1977: Research Assistant, Research Laboratories for Eng. Sciences, U VA

Relevant Publications

  • Thirty three (34) archival journal articles in engineering science, engineering education and ethics, and seventy five (85) reviewed conference proceedings
  • Over one hundred (110) national and international conference presentations
  • Principal investigator with over $900,000 funding primarily from U.S. government agencies
  • Faculty adviser for three doctoral students and fifteen masters level students
  • Major area of research emphasis in turbulent fluid mechanics and experimental methods


  • BS, Louisiana State University
  • MS, PhD, University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Turbulent Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Engineering Education
  • Engineering Ethics


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007
  • NASA Fellow, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, May-August 2003 & 2004
  • Louisiana State University Student Government Association Outstanding Teacher Award, April 1993
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award - sponsored by the U.S. and West German Fulbright Foundations; Lehrstuhl fur Stromungmechanik, Erlangen, West Germany; administered by U.S. Department of State, 1990.
  • LSU System Amoco Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Instruction Award, May 1986
  • SAE Teetor Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 1985
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award - sponsored by U.S. and Italian Fulbright Foundations; for research at the Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy; administered by U.S. Department of State, 1984.