The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce that Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, former CI President (2012-2016) and professor of chemistry at Universität Bielefeld, Germany, has been presented with the President’s Certificate of Appreciation. The award recognizes excellent service and outstanding contributions to The Combustion Institute.

The Combustion Institute President James F. Driscoll presented the certificate to professor Kohse-Höinghaus for her work to increase collaboration among member of the international combustion community. She also is recognized for her successful efforts to improve upon the organization and communications of CI programs, especially the International Symposia on Combustion.

During her presidency of The Combustion Institute, Kohse-Höinghaus introduced new committees, increased the frequency of meetings among the leadership, and instituted a new budget plan. Those efforts have fostered a greater level of professionalism in The Combustion Institute. The adoption of the Jürgen Warnatz Gold Medal and the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award expands upon the international recognition of combustion science. Her additional efforts to hire professional conference organizers for symposia and to implement new communications technologies has modernized the organization’s goals for outreach.

Kohse-Höinghaus has held a chair in physical chemistry at Bielefeld University since 1994. A dedicated member of the international scientific community, she is involved in many high-ranking academic organizations. A member of both the German National Academy of Sciences as well as of that of Engineering, she was elected in December 2017 to the European Academy of Sciences. She has received prestigious national and international awards. In 2016 she was honored with the Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as well as the Chinese National Friendship Award, followed in January 2017 with the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People’s Republic of China. Kohse-Höinghaus also served as a journal editor for Combustion and Flame (2004-2010).

Please join The Combustion Institute in congratulating Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus on receiving this prestigious award.