Professor Matthias Ihme stands with students at Zhejiang University, China, during a two week lecture tour in June 2017, supported by the Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecturers Fellowship.

Professor Matthias Ihme, Stanford University, United States, visited and delivered lectures at six institutions in China, supported by The Combustion Institute Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecturers Fellowship. From 11 June through 25 June 2017, Prof. Ihme visited colleagues from the Chinese combustion community to share his expertise and foster scientific interactions.

During the two-week tour, Prof. Ihme delivered a total of 15 lectures on some of the most current combustion research topics. Those topics spanned subject areas of turbulent reacting flows, alternative fuel-transition, multiphase combustion, advanced combustion concepts, and numerical methods for combustion. His lectures were warmly received and well attended by large numbers of students and faculty members at each institution. Each lecture was proceeded by engaging student discussions, laboratory tours, and student-seminars to exchange research ideas.

Each of the several successful lectures were hosted respectively by Prof. Kun Luo, Zhejiang University, Prof. Fei Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Profs. Zheng Chen and Yue Yang, Peking University, and Prof. Zhuyin Ren, Tsinghua University.

Prof. Ihme also visited Prof. Guowei He, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Wei Shy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. That visit provided the opportunity to initiate further collaborations between Prof. Ihme’s research group at Stanford University and colleagues in the combustion community of China.

Matthias Ihme is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He holds a BSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc. degree in Computational Engineering. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. After being on the faculty of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan for five years, he returned to Stanford in 2013. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2009), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010), the NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2015), and The Combustion Institute Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Research Award (2017). His research interests are broadly on the computational modeling of reacting flows, the development of numerical methods, and the investigation of advanced combustion concepts.


Scroll through the photographs of Prof. Ihme’s lecture tour, supported by the Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecturers Fellowship.

2017 Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecturers Fellowship

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