By Michael Padilla

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sandia researchers named Fellows of The Combustion Institute

Jacqueline Chen and Robert Barlow have been named Fellows of The Combusion Institute.

Sandia researchers Robert Barlow and Jacqueline Chen are among 125 members who have been named as inaugural Fellows of The Combustion Institute.

As dedicated members of the international combustion community, Fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether in research or in applications. Fellows are active participants in the institute, as evidenced by the publishing of papers in the institute’s affiliated journals, attendance at the International Symposia on Combustion, and attendance at the institute’s section meetings.

Jacqueline was recognized “for groundbreaking direct numerical simulations elucidating the fundamental processes in turbulent flames in different modes of combustion.”

Robert was recognized “for brilliant developments and applications of optical diagnostics for scalar measurements in turbulent jet flames, providing insights into turbulence-chemistry interactions.”

“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of Robert and Jackie. Being named as part of the inaugural class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute is a testament to their hard work and commitment to Sandia,” says Bob Hwang, director of Sandia’s Chemistry, Combustion, and Materials Center. “They represent the best in our outstanding combustion research community.”

Former Sandia staff members James Miller, Stephen Klippenstein, Robert Kee, Simone Hochgreb, Mitchell Smooke, and Reginald Mitchell; retired Sandia staff member and manager Donald Hardesty; and former Sandia postdoctoral appointees Evatt Hawkes and Fei Qi were also announced as Fellows.

The Combustion Institute is an international, nonprofit, educational, and scientific society. Founded in 1954, the institute promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.