There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
. . .
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures. (Act IV. Scene ii. 270–276)

–William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  as spoken by Brutus in Julius Caesar



Eric C. Dauenhauer received the B.S. degree (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, in May 1999 and the M.S. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in June 2000.  He is currently employed as a Senior Fluidics Engineer at NimbleGen Systems, a world leading supplier of customized high-density DNA microarrary products and services.

While an undergraduate student at Marquette University, he worked with Dr. Majdalani on the discovery of a new exact similarity solution of the Navier-Stokes equations for injection-driven flows in porous channels with expanding or contracting walls.  This work led to a conference paper that was later published in the Physics of Fluids and is now cited by Frank M. White's new McGraw-Hill's classic textbook on the subject (Viscous Fluid Flow, 3rd edition).