Action Committees

Action committees make recommendations on specific business matters and other affairs that maintain CI as the leader for the advancement of combustion science. Members of these additional (ad hoc) committees are charged with the responsibility to deliberate solutions and suggest strategies on new issues and opportunities.

Committees that meet on a continuous basis:

Combustion Institute-Summer Schools Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to review proposals for the Combustion Institute-Summer Schools.

Current Members

Hideaki Kobayashi, Chair, Tohoku University, Japan
Jacqueline O’Connor, Penn State University, United States
Fei Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Raffaele Ragucci, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Italy

Past Members

January 2016
Marcus Aldén
, Co-Chair, Lund University, Sweden
Hideaki Kobayashi, Co-Chair, Tohoku University, Japan
Jacqueline O’Connor, Penn State University, United States
Raffaele Ragucci, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Italy

June 2015
Marcus Aldén, Co-Chair, Lund University, Sweden
Hideaki Kobayashi, Co-Chair, Tohoku University, Japan
Raffaele Ragucci, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Italy
Bin Yang, Tsinghua University, China
Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University, United States

January 2015
Marcus Aldén, Co-Chair, Lund University, Sweden
Hideaki Kobayashi, Co-Chair, Tohoku University, Japan
Henry Curran, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Raffaele Ragucci, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Italy
Bin Yang, Tsinghua University, China

June 2014
Marcus Aldén, Co-Chair, Lund University, Sweden
Hideaki Kobayashi, Co-Chair, Tohoku University, Japan
Henry Curran, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University, United States


Early Career Advisory Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to provide the Executive Committee advice on programs and new initiatives from the perspective of early career scientists and practitioners.

Current Members

Term Ends in 2019
Akihiro Hayakawa
, Tohoku University, Japan
Christopher Kliewer
, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Chin Yik Lee
, Rolls-Royce, United Kingdom
Michael Mueller
, Princeton University, United States
Jackie O’Connor
, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Zhuyin Ren
, Tsinghua University, China
Zeynep Serinyel
, Universite d’Orleans, CNRS, France
Mariano Sirignano
, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Term Ends in 2020
Patton Allison
, Michigan State University, United States
Nicole Labbe
, University of Colorado, United States
Mani Sarathy
, Chair, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Jennifer Sidey
, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Finance Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to advise the Board of Directors on the financial implications of CI administration, activities, and to recommend financial policies. The Finance Committee is currently composed of five members, appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive Committee, to four-year, staggered terms.

Current Members

Kenneth Brezinsky, Chair, University of Illinois, United States
Suk Ho Chung, Seoul National University, Korea
Derek Dunn-Rankin (Ex officio, Treasurer), University of California, Irvine, United States
Mark Linne, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
Kaoru Maruta, Tohoku University Institute of Fluid Science, Japan
Mitchell D. Smooke, Yale University, United States

Past Members

2014-2016
Kenneth Brezinsky, Chair, University of Illinois, United States
Suk Ho Chung, Seoul National University, Korea
Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California at Irvine, United States
R. Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Kaoru Maruta, Tohoku University Institute of Fluid Science, Japan

2012-2014
Donald Lucas, Chair, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Kenneth Brezinsky, University of Illinois, United States
Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California at Irvine, United States
R. Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College, United Kingdom

2010-2012
Donald Lucas, Chair, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Kenneth Brezinsky, University of Illinois, United States
Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California at Irvine, United States
R. Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College, United Kingdom


Industry Relations Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to discuss and suggest strategies to strengthen the relations between academia and industry within CI.

Current Members

Christof Schulz, Chair, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany
Meredith Colket, United Technologies Research Center, United States
Gautam Kalghati, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
Min Xu, Shanghai, Jiao Tong University, China

Past Members

Not applicable.


Media and Outreach Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility of identifying effective means of communicating to a broad population the importance of combustion science and applications, and to recommend specific outreach and public relation strategies that will enable the mission of The Combustion Institute.

Current Members

Margaret S. Wooldridge, Chair, University of Michigan, United States
Hong Im, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Timothy Jacobs, Texas A&M University, United States
Sebastian Kaiser, Universität Duisburg Essen, Germany
Larry Kostiuk, University of Alberta, Canada
Xiaoqing You, Tsinghua University, China
Judit Zádor, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Johan Zetterberg, Lund University, Sweden

Past Members

Not applicable.


New Initiatives Committee: Awards

The committee is charged with the responsibility to advise the Board of Directors regarding new awards that the Board has identified as priority.

Current Members

Pascale Desgroux, Chair, Lille University of Science & Technology, France
Andrea D’Anna, DICMAPI – Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Philip de Goey, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Stephen B. Pope, Cornell University, United States
Jürgen Troe, Göttingen Univer, Germany
Hai Wang, Stanford University, United States

Past Members

Not applicable.


New Initiatives Committee: Meetings

The committee is charged with the responsibility to advise the Board of Directors regarding new meetings the BOD has identified as priority and to offer assistance with meetings.

Current Members

Raffaele Ragucci, Chair, Istitutso di Ricerche sulla Combustione, Italy
Frederique Battin-Leclerc, University Lorraine, France
Nils Hanson, Sandia Laboratory, United States
Fei Qi, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Uwe Riedel, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany

Past Members

Not applicable.


Publication Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to discuss and consider suggestions in maintaining the quality of CI journals and the content considered for the International Symposium on Combustion. (Committee members appointed by position.)

Current Members

President: Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Vice President/President-Elect: James F. Driscoll, University of Michigan, United States

Combustion and Flame Editors
Philippe Dagaut, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, United States

Proceedings Editors
Volker Sick, University of Michigan, United States
Alison S. Tomlin, Leeds University, United Kingdom

36th Symposium PCC
Peter Glarborg, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Assaad Masri, University of Sydney, Australia

Past Members

2012-2014
Combustion and Flame Editors
Philippe Dagaut, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, United States

Proceedings Editors
Volker Sick, University of Michigan, United States
Alison S. Tomlin, Leeds University, United Kingdom

35th Symposium Program Co-Chairs
Suk Ho Chung, University of King Abdullah Sience & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Thierry Poinsot, Institute of Fluid Mechanics of Toulouse, CNRS, France

2010-2012
President: Charles K. Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
VP/President Elect: Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Bielefeld University, Germany

Proceedings Editors
Philip H. de Goey, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Volker Sick, University of Michigan, United States

Symposium PCC
Robert Barlow
Frederique Battin-Leclerc
Kaoru Maruta


Committees that meet only as required:

Governance Policy Committee

The committee is intended to help institutionalize and provide general oversight for the perpetuation of effective governance practices.

Current Members

Reginald E. Mitchell, Chair, Lund University, Sweden
Brian Haynes, University of Sydney, Australia
Mara De Joannon, Intituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione-CNR, Italy
Phillip Westmoreland, North Carolina State University, United States

Past Members

Not applicable.


By-Law Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to review the By-Laws for the purpose of considering additions and/or revisions to meet CI needs.

Current Members

Not applicable.

Past Members

2012-2013
Phillip Westmoreland, Chair, North Carolina State University, United States
Frank Behrendt, Belin University of Technology, Germany
Meredith Colket, United Technologies Research Center, United States
Mara de Joannon, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richere, Italy
Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Reginald Mitchell, Stanford University, United States
Steven Shy, National Central University, Taiwan


Program Advisory Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to provide the program co-chairs suggestions prior to the planning of the International Symposium on Combu

Current Members

Peter Glarborg, Program Co-Chairs, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Assaad Masri, Program Co-Chairs, University of Sydney, Australia
Marcus Aldén, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Robert Barlow, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Sébastien Candel, CNRS, Labratoie EM2C, France
Suk-Ho Chung, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Roger Cracknell, Shell Global Solutions, United Kingdom
Philippe Dagaut, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Mara de Joannon, IRC-CNR, Italy
Jim Driscoll, University of Michigan, United States
Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, United States
Brian Haynes, University of Sydney, Australia
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Howard Levinsky, DNV GL Energy/ University of Groningen, Netherlands
Steve Pope, Cornell University, United States
Christof Schulz, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany
Hai Wang, Stanford University, United States
Huang Zhen, Shanghai University, China

Past Members

2012-2014
Suk Ho Chung, ProgramCo-Chair, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Thierry Poinsot, Program Co-Chair, CNRS, France
Robert Barlow, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, CNRS, France
Jacqueline H. Chen, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Philip de Goey, Endhoven University, Netherlands
Philippe Dagaut, CNRS, France
James Driscoll, University of Michigan, United States
Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, United States
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Kaoru Maruta, Tohoku University, Japan
Epaminondas Mastorakos, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul Ronney, University of California, United States
Volker Sick, University of Michigan, United States
Jose Torero, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Charles Westbrook, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Qiang Yao, Tsinghua University, China

2010-2012
Mitch Smooke, Yale University, United States
Hideaki Kobayashi, Tohoku University, Japan
Brian S. Haynes, University of Sydney, Australia
Marcus Aldén, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Piotr Wolanski, Warsaw University of Technology
Uwe Riedel, Institut für Verbrennungstechnik, Germany
Nickolai Smirnov, Moscow State University, Russia


Site Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to solicit and review bids to host the International Symposium on Combustion.

Current Members

Uwe Riedel, Chair, Institut für Verbrennungstechnik, Germany
Jeffrey Bergthorson, McGill University, Canada
Nabiha Chaumeix, CNRS, France
Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California, United States
Shengyang (Steven) Shy, National Central University, Taiwan
Qiang Yao, Tsinghua University, China

Past Members

2012
Uwe Riedel, Chair, DLR, Germany
Jeffrey Bergthorsen, McGill University, Canada
Nabiha Chaumeix, CNRS, France
Derek Dunn-Rankin, University of California at Irvine, United States
Shenqyang (Steven) Shy, National Central University, Taiwan
Qiang Yao, Tsinghua University, China


Nomination Policy Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility of offering recommendations to change procedures for the nomination and election of BOD members.

Current Members

Not applicable.

Past Members

Not applicable.


Board of Directors Officers Nomination Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to review and propose a slate of Board Members to become officers of the BOD.

Current Members

Not applicable.

Past Members

Not applicable.


Board of Directors Nomination Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to review and propose a slate of members to become members of the BOD.

Current Members

Steven Pope, Chair, Cornell University, United States
Pascale Domingo, UMR 6614-CORIA, France
Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, United States
Osamu Fujita, Hokkaido University, Japan
Graham Nathan, University of Adelaide, Australia
Zhuyin Ren, Tsinghua University, China
Christof Schulz, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Past Members

2014
Philippe Dagaut
, Chair, CNRS-INSIS, ICARE, France
Marcos Chaos
, FM Global, United States
Andrea D’Anna
, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Philip de Goey
, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
In-Seuck Jeung
, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Terese Løvås, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stephen Pope
, Cornell University, United States
Christopher Shaddix
, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Bin Yan
, Tsinghua University, China

2012
Brian S. Haynes
, Chair, University of Sydney, Australia
Marcus Aldén, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Melvyn Branch, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States
Jacqueline H. Chen, Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Philippe Dagaut, CNRS Orléans, France
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Universität Bielefeld, Germany


Tellers Committee

The committee is charged with the responsibility to perform an impartial review of the detailed information provided for each nominee prior to the election.

Current Members

Simone Hochgreb, Chair, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Scott Goldsborough, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Mark Linne, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Reggie Mitchell, Stanford University, United States
Zhuyin Ren, Tsinghua University, China
Barb Waronek, The Combustion Institute, United States

Past Members

2014
Simone Hochgreb, Chair, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Scott Goldsborough, Argonne National Laboratory, United States
Mark Linne, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Reggie Mitchell, Stanford University, United States
Zhuyin Ren, Tsinghua University, China
Barb Waronek, The Combustion Institute, United States