The Combustion Institute
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Update from the CI Executive Administrator

The Combustion Institute office has been busy following the 36th Symposium in Seoul. We continue to expand and improve the CI website and increase communication with our members. We encourage all of our membership to set up or activate accounts with the new Account Management System (AMS) that launched this past January. The AMS works in conjunction with the CI website to maintain detailed user accounts. It is also programmed to accept submissions and registrations for meetings. These features are available for sections, regional and satellite meetings. Contact us for more information.

The Board of Directors convened for a teleconference meeting on 23 March 2017. There was a full agenda and you can read more in the meeting summary article listed in this newsletter. A highlight was the Board’s formal adoption of the Fellows Program of The Combustion Institute.This new program will recognize members of the international combustion community for outstanding contributions to combustion science. To learn more, please read the governing document posted on the CI website. Launching such initiatives are not simple tasks. The financial, logistical, and legal considerations can sometimes be daunting. Due to travel schedules and teaching requirements, four members were not able to participate in the call which had start times from 06:00 to 24:00 around the world. But all members did participate in email discussion prior to the meeting. The commitment of these members is appreciated.

We’ve launched a new website for the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland. Everyone is encouraged to bookmark the site and start checking on a regular basis for releases and updates. The symposium sponsorship prospectus was completed in February, and the work to enlist sponsors has started. The Call for Papers, in a new format, will be released shortly. In addition, the program co-chairs are working to finalize details on the invited speakers and the local host team is reviewing the social programs. New author instructions will be posted during the summer, after the updated submission process is tested.

As always, please contact the CI office or me if you have questions. Our staff is committed to working with you to maintain and grow our international combustion community.

CI Announcements and Events
2017 Winner: Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award - The Combustion Institute and Elsevier, with the assistance of an award committee, has selected Matthias Ihme, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, United States, to receive the second annual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award and prize of US $10,000. Dr. Ihme has received this prestigious award for his significant contributions and research in the development of flamelet/progress variable models and their application to large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent combustion.

March 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Summary - The Combustion Institute Board of Directors convened a regular meeting on 23 March 2017. Several topics were discussed and decisions made regarding multiple CI programs. Refer to the summary for points of interest that concern the international combustion community.

The Fellows Program of The Combustion Institute - The CI Board of Directors formally accepted The Fellows Program of The Combustion Institute. Members of the international combustion community recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications, may be designated Fellows of The Combustion Institute. This lifetime honorific title confers no special rights, privileges or duties. Fellows are active participants in The Combustion Institute, as evidenced by the publishing of papers in CI affiliated journals, attendance at the International Symposia on Combustion, and/or attendance at CI Section meetings. Refer to the governing document for more information.

10th US National Meeting: Plenary Lectures and Norbert Peters Memorial Session - The 10th US National Combustion Meeting will convene at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park from Sunday, 23 April through Wednesday, 26 April 2018. Plenary Lectures will be featured by JoAnn S. Lighty, Donald G. Truhlar, and Jonathan H. Frank. In addition, the meeting will also include a memorial session to reflect on the incredible contributions of the late Professor Norbert Peters.

26th ICDERS Meeting Convenes in August - The 26th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), hosted by FM Global, will convene at Boston University, United States, from Sunday, 30 July through Friday, 4 August 2017. Participants will be able to register for the meeting through The Combustion Institute website once early registration opens.

CI Member Scientist Elected to National Academy of Engineering - Charles Westbrook, former CI President (2008-2012) and retired senior scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. On Sunday, 5 February 2017, the NAE announced its election of 67 U.S. members and 12 international members.

International Symposium on Combustion

Host Guidelines for International Symposia on Combustion - Several new policies have been accepted regarding the application process to host International Symposia on Combustion. Lead times for proposals and review comments have been shortened by several months. Standardized bidding templates and budget templates have also been developed and will now be available to accompany proposals. Refer to the Host Guidelines for more information.

37th International Symposium on Combustion Website - The official website of the 37th International Symposium on Combustion is now live and the sponsorship prospectus is ready for download. Information regarding the technical program, the social program, and other important items will be made available in the coming months. Visit to view more.
Advancements in Combustion

International Space Station: First Combustion Experiments, Japanese Experiment Module (Kibo) - The mechanism of spray combustion, widely used in diesel and jet engines, gas turbines, boilers, and other combustion technologies, is still not clarified due to the various conditions and processes of such a complicated phenomenon. In order to better understand what controls group combustion excitation and the role of injected droplets, a team of combustion scientists have expanded their research into the cosmos.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Spray, Droplet, and Supercritical Combustion - In this first installment of a 14-part series of monthly articles, The Combustion Institute recognizes the 2017 Distinguished Papers selected from among the scientific papers presented during the 36th International Symposium on Combustion. The authoritative paper, Study of flame response to transverse acoustic modes from the LES of a 42-injector rocket engine, has significantly progressed research in combustion instabilities, especially as applied to rocket propulsion.
In Memoriam

The Combustion Institute honors the accomplishments of late scientific leaders who make significant contributions for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.

Professor Emeritus Paul Roth, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, passed away on 17 March 2017.

Professor Boris Vasilievich Novozhilov, Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, passed away on 19 February 2017.

Professor Satoru Ishizuka, Hiroshima University, Japan, passed away on 22 January 2017.

Professor Howard Benedict Palmer, Pennsylvania State University, United States, passed away on 19 January 2017.

Professor Dudley Brian Spalding, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, passed away on 27 November 2016.

Dr. Robert Levine, Center for Fire Research in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), passed away on 29 January 2016.

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