Matalon delivers Beacon Seminar for Tsinghua University


MechSE professor Moshe Matalon recently delivered the 103rd lecture in the Beacon Seminar Series at the Center for Combustion Energy at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He gave the lecture via Zoom on June 11.

His talk, titled “Edge Flames in Mixing Layers,” featured an overview of Edge Flames (unanchored flames, typically lifted above the burner and sustained by an underlying flow of reactants), which are of fundamental importance to the attachment and stabilization of non-premixed flames in many practical devices and which serve as transient structures establishing combustion in locally quenched regions of turbulent flames. 

“There were approximately 200 attendees (students, scholars, and professors) from across China in the Zoom room, and nearly 1,000 watched the live stream outside of the Zoom room,” said Professor Liang Zhang, who monitored the lecture.

Matalon, a Grainger College of Engineering Caterpillar Distinguished Professor, is internationally renowned for his contributions to combustion theory and chemically reacting flows. He is a Fellow of the Combustion Institute, the American Institute of Aerodynamics and Astronautics, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics. He is a recipient of numerous national and international awards, including the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award, and the Numa Manson Medal of the Institute of Dynamics of Explosions and Reacting Systems.

The recorded lecture can be viewed here.