The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the election of the Executive Committee officers, as defined in The Combustion Institute By-LawsThe new Executive Committee will conduct the business of The Combustion Institute for a four-year term that will commence at the time originally scheduled as the conclusion of the 38th International Symposium on Combustionin July 2020. The term will end at the conclusion of the Symposium in 2024. 

President Jim Driscoll extends his congratulations to the new Executive Committee, “I am excited to see the leadership roles pass to the incoming group of officers. This Executive Committee represents some the best minds in combustion science. As we move forward with expanding the breadth of combustion research and knowledge, I am confident this team will lead us into new territories scientifically and geographically, while continuing to pursue and serve a diverse membership.” 

The Executive Committee will be chaired by incoming President, Dr. Philippe Dagaut, CNRS-INSIS, ICARE, France. Refer to the 2020 to 2024 Executive Committee Biographies for a complete listing of names, biographical information, and email contacts.  

For members to qualify as Executive Committee officers, they must be present or past members of the Board of Directors. The nomination committee chaired this term by the Med Colket, United States, has screened and proposed candidates to the Board. It was ensured that each potential officer is willing to devote the necessary time and energy to such an important role. Overall, The Combustion Institute is proud to reflect the world-spanning community with a good balance of officers from major regions. 

The Executive Committee consists of the following roles: 

The President is the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Committee. The President presides over all meetings. The President has general and active management of the business of the Institute.  

The Vice President (President-Elect) is the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and is vested with all the powers and required to perform all the duties of the President in the President’s absence or disability. 

The Vice President for Sectional Affairs chairs The Combustion Institute Committee, and with the Secretary for Sectional Affairs, represents the Institute in working with groups to become Sections of the Institute and assures Sections fulfill their responsibilities. 

The Treasurer has custody of the funds of the Institute, with support of the Executive Administrator, and keeps full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in records belonging to the Institute. 

The Secretary: The Secretary, with the support of the Executive Administrator, shall keep the minutes of all meetings of members and of the Board of Directors, and shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the Institute. 

The Secretary for Sectional Affairs is the Secretary of The Combustion Institute Committee and shall be vested with all the powers required to perform all duties of the Vice President for Sectional Affairs in the event of his/her absence or disability. 

To learn more about the Executive Committee and detailed definitions of each role, please refer to The Combustion Institute By-Laws.