This award honors senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research and/or creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior faculty, service and a variety of other activities which have brought distinction to themselves and to the University of Michigan. Over the last thirty years, Professor Katopodes has compiled an illustrious record in teaching and research at the University of Michigan. He has been an innovative teacher, bringing a range of new material through course offerings to the students of our college, and has influenced curriculum development issues at the national level. Professor Katopodes has published seminal papers in theoretical and applied fluid mechanics, has chaired twenty one PhD committees at U-M and four at other institutions. He has delivered over twenty keynote lectures at national and international meetings. He is a highly respected member of the engineering faculty, and one of the few individuals in the history of the College of Engineering to have received both its teaching and research excellence awards. The Rackham Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award will be publicly announced and conferred at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Please join us in congratulating Professor Katopodes on this accomplishment.