Researchers in fluid mechanics: "engineers", "Physicists" ? Dear all, I was reading the book "Turbulent flows" of S. Pope and I went to his website at Cornell and started to see his work. In case you do not know him, I can tell you that his work is 100% applied mathematics and fluid physics, although he has degrees in engineering only. This situation is very common in areas fluid mechanics where many engineers are doing theoretical and numerical fundamental research. I am wondering now if it is right to say that someone with this profile is an engineer only because he has an engineering degree. How important do you think that is the degree when you refer to someone as an "engineer", "Physicist" or "applied mathematician"?