Matalon, Stewart honored in first class of Combustion Institute Fellows


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Professors Moshe Matalon and D. Scott Stewart have been elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Combustion Institute.

Fellows are active participants in the institute, and members of the international combustion community recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion research or applications.

Matalon, a College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor, has made seminal contributions to numerous areas of combustion science including the derivation and formulation of a hydrodynamic theory of premixed flames, a general description of the reaction zone structure of diffusion flames, studies of flame instabilities (linear and nonlinear) in various configurations, contributions to liquid droplet and solid particle combustion, understanding combustion at the microscale, and theories of turbulent flames in the flamelet regime of turbulent combustion. Matalon earned his PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Cornell University in 1977.

Stewart’s research focuses on advanced modeling and computational modeling of complex flows for combustion and shock physics systems, addressing a wide variety of problems in combustion, detonation, and shock physics of energetic materials. Stewart earned his PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell in 1981.

They will be recognized this summer at the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland.

The Combustion Institute is an international, non-profit, educational and scientific society, promoting research in all areas of combustion science and technology. It fosters a wide array of scientific activities, including conferences, summer schools, and lecture series. 

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This story was published February 2, 2018.