This special section of the Journal of Fluids Engineering is dedicated to Professor M. Yousuff Hussaini's 70th birthday. It is a great honor to bring out this issue to honor this eminent scholar and scientific leader. Professor Hussaini is among those scientists who have made pioneering and innovative contributions in fluid dynamics, scientific computing research, and provided key scientific leadership in critical NASA research efforts.

Professor Hussaini was born in India and received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Madras, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. He returned to India and joined the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), ultimately becoming the acting division head for aerodynamics and part of the effort that led to the launch of India's first satellite. Following an appointment at NASA Ames, he moved to the Institute for...

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