Kyle Squires serves as the dean for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Previously, he served as the vice dean and interim dean for the Fulton Schools and as director of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE), one of the six Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. As SEMTE director, he oversaw degree and research programs in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and the professional science master’s program in solar energy engineering and commercialization.
Professor Squires leads the advancement of the Fulton Schools, focused on global leadership in engineering education and research and innovation at scale. Central to the student experience is the “Fulton Difference” – opportunities beyond the classroom that include signature undergraduate and graduate research, peer mentoring, entrepreneurship, student organizations, internships, and community service. The Fulton Schools research enterprise is characterized by discoveries of fundamental value and advancement of technologies for immediate impact, as evidenced by the fact that FSE is among the top 5 schools in the country for licenses and options, startups and invention disclosures per $10 million in research expenditures.
He has held numerous visiting appointments in the U.S., Japan and France and was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2008. A professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Professor Squires’ research expertise encompasses computational fluid dynamics, turbulence modeling of both single-phase and multi-phase flows, and high-performance computing. Specific interests include the use of direct numerical simulation and large eddy simulation applied to particle-laden turbulent flows and the development of hybrid Reynolds-averaged and large eddy simulation techniques for high Reynolds number wall-bounded flows. Squires applies his expertise to exploration of ways to improve the aerodynamics of aircraft, ground vehicles and sports equipment.