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Gray, Donald D.

Flying WV


ESB 641A

Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1974 
M.S.E., Purdue University, 1969 
B.S.E.(M.E.), Tulane University, 1968

Dr. Gray is the author of the book "A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers" ( He is also the author or co-author of more than 110 papers and reports on various aspects of fluid mechanics including buoyancy effects, environmental flows, gas-liquid hydraulics, groundwater modeling, hydrologic processes, and magnetic forces on fluids.

For relaxation he enjoys being with his wife and family, reading, listening to jazz, SCUBA diving, jogging in the summer, and weight lifting in the winter.

Research Focus Areas

Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Research Interests

Hydrology of wetlands 
Hydrology applied to environmental restoration 
Groundwater dynamics 
Free surface hydrodynamics 
Natural convection 
Magnetic forces in fluid dynamics

Teaching Interests

Fluid mechanics for civil engineers 
Hydrotechnical engineering 
Groundwater engineering 
Free surface hydrodynamics 
Environmental fluid mechanics

Special Interests

History of fluid mechanics and technology

Professional Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers 
Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers 
American Geophysical Union 
West Virginia Academy of Science