|Alexander John Smits|
|Born||December 25, 1948
|Residence||Princeton, NJ, USA|
|Education||Ph.D. University of Melbourne, Australia, (1975)|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Title||Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
Dr. Alexander Smits (born December 25, 1948) is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is also the director of the Gas dynamics laboratory at Princeton. Smits received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1970. Subsequently he received his Ph.D. from Melbourne in 1975.
Smits is an expert in the areas of turbulence and fluid mechanics, and is also the chief editor of Efluids.com, a website designed for students and researchers to share information about fluids. He is also currently an associate editor for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Turbulence. Smits is the head of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University.