Paul Krueger

Krueger Paul Krueger was named Interim Dean of SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering on June 1, 2022. The professor and chair of mechanical engineering joined the Lyle School faculty in 2002.

His research interests and activities include unsteady hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, vortex dynamics, bio-fluid mechanics, bio-morphic propulsion, fluid-boundary and fluid-particle interactions, and fluid processes in additive manufacturing using a variety of materials, including degradable plastics.

He is a recipient of the ASME North Texas Section Young Engineer of the Year Award, the Rolf D. Buhler Memorial Award in Aeronautics, the Richard Bruce Chapman Memorial Award for distinguished research in Hydrodynamics, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation, and SMU’s Ford research fellowship. Krueger also served as SMU’s Faculty Senate president during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

Krueger received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley.  He received his M.S. in Aeronautics in 1998 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics in 2001, both from the California Institute of Technology.