The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute. As dedicated members of the international combustion community, the 125 elected Fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications. This lifetime honorific title confers no special rights, privileges or duties.

The honor of being elected Fellow helps members of The Combustion Institute remain competitive for awards, honors, and promotions when compared with people from other disciplines. The honor also supports CI members in their advancement to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.

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. Nominated candidates not elected this year will be under consideration for next year’s election cycle. Nomination packages remain active for three consecutive years, with the nominator being given the opportunity to update a candidate’s nomination package each year.

In March 2017, The Combustion Institute Board of Directors established the Fellows Program of The Combustion Institute. The first Fellows Selection Committee was assembled in June 2017, and charged with the responsibility to annually evaluate nominees and select candidates to become Fellows. Eligible candidates must have been a member of The Combustion Institute for at least the previous five years. Nominations are submitted by a nominator and two supporters, all of whom must be members of The Combustion Institute. Self-nominations are not accepted and Fellows Selection Committee members may not nominate or support a candidate.

For more information about the Fellows program refer to the governing document accepted by the Board of Directors. Questions regarding nominations may be directed to the CI office: