Reid Prichard (PhD)

Engineering isn’t just my degree - it’s my passion. I love learning new things and breaking new ground, so I have been excited at the broad range of opportunities afforded to me while working toward my PhD at Liberty University. I began my program by presenting a study on supercavitation at ASME’s IMECE conference and winning First Place in their “Young Engineers Paper” contest. After finishing my supercavitation work, I wrote a literature review of studies of fluid flow through the brain, which will be featured as a chapter of an upcoming book on traumatic brain injuries. I closed out my first semester by learning advanced meshing techniques to perform a project for an international nuclear power corporation. I am currently working within the field of biomimetics, specifically investigating the use of shark skin to control boundary layer separation.