Gregory Canavan PhD

Hertz Fellow: Gregory Canavan PhD

University of California, Davis/Livermore

Area of Study

Fluid Mechanics

Fellowship Years

1968 - 1969

Gregory Canavan is a senior fellow and scientific advisor for Los Alamos National Laboratory and a former chairman of the Hertz Board of Directors. Previously, he served as the DOE director of the Office of Inertial Fusion, special assistant to the chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, and as a Presidential White House Fellow. Greg currently serves as a member of Advisory Groups on missile defense and strategic assessments for Air Force Space Command, U.S. NORTH Command and USSTRATOM. He retired from the Air Force as a Colonel in 1988. Greg holds a BS in mathematics with highest honors from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from Auburn University and both an MS and PhD in applied sciences from the University of California, Davis.


1969 - A Lagrangian Wiener-Hermite Expansion for Turbulence