David Bogard

Honorary Mechanical Engineer, 2022
B.S., Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace option, Oklahoma State University, 1974
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1976
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1982

Professor David Bogard has served with the faculty in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin since 1982. Holder of the Baker Hughes Incorporated Centennial Professorship in Mechanical Engineering, he served as the Associate Chair for Administration and Research for the department from 2007 to 2022. Prior to that, he was the Graduate Advisor for the department from 1997 to 2005. With his service in these two positions, Professor Bogard provided administrative leadership for the department for 24 years. Professor Bogard has conducted research in turbulence and gas turbine cooling for more than 40 years, and has more than 220 refereed research publications. His research studies have focused on cooling of gas turbine components using sophisticated experimental models and computational simulations. He is particularly noted for the development of many designs for improving turbine film cooling, and the development of many new techniques for evaluating and quantifying film cooling performance.

Professor Bogard is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has served the Society as conference session organizer/chair and vanguard chair for multiple conferences. He has also served the Society as an Associate Editor, and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery. In recognition of his service to the ASME, he was recently awarded the ASME Dedicated Service Award. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.