Dr. Matthias Ihme, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, United States.

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.

Co-sponsored by The Combustion Institute and Elsevier, the international award recognizes an early career researcher who has made a significant contribution to advance a specific field of research within four to ten years of completing a doctoral degree or equivalent. The award is named after Professor Hiroshi Tsuji, whose stable porous cylinder counterflow burner configuration has influenced fundamental studies and applications in laminar and turbulent combustion.

“I am delighted to see the remarkable research performed by so many early career scientists,” said The Combustion Institute President, James F. Driscoll. “There’s much promise for the future of our international combustion community, and it is our privilege to honor Dr. Matthias Ihme with the second annual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award.”

“It is wonderful to see the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award continue into its second year. It remains an honour for Elsevier to co-sponsor this important award with The Combustion Institute,” said Elsevier Executive Publisher, Yan Sun. “Young scientists represent the next generation of research leaders and it is truly inspiring to witness the impact these talented researchers bring to the field. Great appreciations to the Award committee and our congratulations to Dr. Ihme.”

Dr. Ihme leads a research group of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers that address the computational modeling of turbulent reacting flows, the development of numerical methods, and the exploration of advanced combustion concepts. His research is primarily computational and theoretical in nature, although the research group heavily relies on experimental data to inform their models and guide theoretical analysis.

In 2008, Dr. Ihme obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and became Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, United States. He returned to Stanford University as an Assistant Professor in 2013.

“I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Hiroshi Tsuji award,” Dr. Ihme said. “I am fortunate to work with a group of outstanding students and collaborators, and I would like to thank my colleagues in the combustion community who inspired my research. The Tsuji award will provide unique opportunities to explore new research avenues and to support further collaborations, research visits, and student exchanges.”

Dr. Ihme will be recognized for receiving the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award during the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday, 29 July through Friday, 3 August 2018. Questions regarding the award may be directed to: Office@CombustionInstitute.org.

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