Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. He earned his PhD in Energy and Thermal Sciences from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut in 2010. He was a research staff at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University until 2013, followed by six years as a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science. In 2019 he moved to University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies as a tenured Associate Professor. Prof. Chaudhuri has authored/co-authored over hundred articles in journals, conferences and books, has been honored by awards from University of Connecticut, ASME, Indian National Science Academy, and the University of Toronto. Prof. Chaudhuri’s research interests and contributions span over different aspects of turbulent reacting flows that find application in aerospace propulsion, using experiments, computations and theory.
Professor Paul Clavin is Professor of Physics and Engineering Sciences at Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and former chair of Physical Mechanics at Institut Universitaire de France, Paris (1993-2004). He is the founder of the Research Institute "IRPHE" (CNRS/AMU/ ECM) at Marseilles. Prof. Clavin’s current research focuses on analytical studies of combustion phenomena, fluid mechanics, inertial confinement fusion and, more recently, star explosions. He is co-author with Geoff Searby of the book "Combustion Waves and Fronts in Flows" Cambridge University Press in 2015.
Professor Yiguang Ju is the Robert Porter Patterson Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Sustainable Energy Program at Princeton University. Professor Ju’s research interests include combustion, propulsion, and low carbon energy conversion in the areas of near limit combustion, cool flames, microscale combustion, plasma assisted propulsion, alternative fuels, chemical kinetics, multiscale modeling, and functional nano-materials. Previously, Professor Ju was appointed as a faculty at Tohoku University and the Changjiang Professor and Director of the Thermophysics Institute at Tsinghua University. He has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Paper Award from the International Symposium on Combustion, the NASA Director’s Certificate of Appreciation award, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the international prize by Japanese combustion society. He has published more than 230 refereed journal articles. He served as the chair the US Sections of the Combustion Institute. He is an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) fellow and the fellow of Combustion Institute. He is associate editor for AIAA Journal, Proceedings of Combustion Institute, Frontiers in Energy, and Combustion Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Tohoku University in 1994.
Professor Mark Linne earned a PhD at Stanford University in 1985. Since then he has worked in the laser industry and in academia. As a professor, Linne has developed new laser and x-ray diagnostic techniques and applied them to research on swirling flames, gas turbine combustion, IC engine combustion, fundamentals of solid-oxide electrochemistry, and most recently fundamental studies of fuel spray breakup. He is currently the Professor of Combustion Engines at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Linne is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the author of Spectroscopic Measurement: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, Academic Press, London, UK, ISBN 0-12-451071-X, (2002). He has authored over 175 articles, three book chapters, and he holds two patents for laser physics. Professor Linne was the chair of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion.
Professor Tianfeng Lu is an Associate Professor at University of Connecticut. Dr. Lu received his B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. (2004) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he has been a research associate from 2004 and a research staff from 2005. His primary research interests include computational fluid dynamics with detailed chemistry as well as reduction of large chemical kinetic mechanisms for computationally efficient simulation of complex multidimensional, turbulent reacting flows and other engineering systems.
Professor Epaminondas Mastorakos is the Hopkinson/ICI Professor of Applied Thermodynamics at the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, and has experience with experiments, computational fluid dynamics, and combustion, especially in the fields of turbulent reacting flow experimentation and modelling, ignition and extinction of flames, spray flames, gas turbine and diesel engine combustion, natural gas engine ignition mechanisms, chemical mechanism reduction, and combustion in porous media. He has also worked on atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, dispersion of pollutants, and the fluid mechanics of shale oil and gas. He has over 150 archival publications, three of which are invited review papers in major journals. He is Associate Editor of “Combustion and Flame” and sits at the Editorial Boards of many other major combustion journals. He is co-author of a textbook on turbulent reacting flows and co-editor of a research collection. He holds patents on syngas production, radiant burners, and low-emission gas turbine combustors. He has acted as consultant to various industries in the engines and energy area and is currently the Combustion Research Coordinator in the Rolls-Royce / Cambridge University Gas Turbine Partnership. His papers have received various prizes from the Combustion Institute and he has been elected Fellow of the Combustion Institute in February 2018 and Fellow of the UK Institute of Mechanical Engineers in November 2019.
Professor Alison Tomlin is currently a Chair in Environmental Modelling in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE) at the University of Leeds, UK. She graduated from a combined honours BSc in Mathematics and the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds in 1987 followed by a PhD in Physical Chemistry at Leeds on the topic of nonlinear chemical kinetic systems. She then pursued Post-doctoral positions at Leeds and Princeton University before joining the Department of Fuel and Energy at Leeds as a lecturer in 1994. Her research interests cover a range of topics from the combustion of alternative fuels, to the air quality impacts of combustion, urban air pollution and city wide assessments of low carbon renewable potential. The development of high resolution, detailed models underlies her work and she has a particular interest in the development of methods for tracking uncertainties within model predictions. She has developed new methods for local and global uncertainty/sensitivity analysis for general models with applications in combustion systems and co-authored the book “The Analysis of Kinetic Reaction Mechanisms” published by Springer in 2015. She is currently head of the Clean Combustion Research Group in SCAPE and a Fellow of the Combustion Institute. She was joint Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute from 2012-2019.