Jackie Chen has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.
This honor is afforded each year to no more than one-half percent of the members of the society.
Jackie was honored “for fundamental insights into turbulence-chemistry interactions revealed through massively parallel direct numerical simulations.”
“Being named a fellow of the American Physical Society is a great honor,” Jackie said. “This recognition represents my commitment to understanding computational simulation of turbulent reacting flows with complex chemistry.”
Jackie, who has spent her entire career working at Sandia’s world-renowned Combustion Research Facility, conducts research on the understanding of the complex interactions of fluid flow and chemistry in flames. Her research has involved some of the largest computational simulations ever performed, using some of the world’s largest supercomputers.
Jackie has been elected to the most prominent advisory panels in the nation associated with both combustion and scientific computing research.
She was recently recognized with an Achievement Award from the Society of Women Engineers for her impact on the engineering community and
Jackie’s research has focused on explaining how combustion works, using a unique computer code she developed to calculate the properties of turbulent fluid flow and flames. This code scales effortlessly across the hundreds of thousands of processors in supercomputers. Jackie has devoted her career to a type of calculation called direct numerical simulation. The simulation is the most accurate approach possible for modeling flames and turbulent flows because it fully resolves all relevant spatial and temporal scales of the flow and its associated chemical reactions.
The American Physical Society represents more than 50,000 physicists in academia, national laboratories
“On behalf of the APS, I’m pleased to congratulate all [the society] members who have been recognized by their peers through their selection as 2018 APS Fellows,” said APS Chief Executive Officer Kate Kirby.
Jackie’s full biography can be found here.