Silver Combustion Medal

The Silver Combustion Medal recognizes an outstanding distinguished paper from the previous International Symposium on Combustion. A distinguished paper selected for this honor exemplifies quality, achievement, and significance to advance a field of combustion science. First presented in 1958, at Oxford University, UK, the Silver Combustion Medal is bestowed biennially to the authors of a selected paper during the International Symposium on Combustion.

Papers and Recipients

2022: Single-shot imaging of major species and OH mole fractions and temperature in non-premixed H2/N2 flames at elevated pressure
Thibault F. Guiberti, Yedhu Krishna, Wesley R. Boyette, Chaobo Yang, William L. Roberts, Gaetano Magnotti

2020: Insights into incipient soot formation by atomic force microscopy
Fabian Schulz, Mario Commodo, Katharina Kaiser, Gianluigi De Falco, Patrizia Minutolo, Gerhard Meyer, Andrea D‘Anna, Leo Gross

: Oxygen index effect on the structure of a laminar boundary layer diffusion flame in a reduced gravity environment
Jorge Contreras, Jean-Louis Consalvi, Andrés H. Fuentes

2016: Key parameters governing the precessing vortex core in reacting flows: An experimental and analytical study
Steffen Terhaar, Kilian Oberleithner, Christian Oliver Paschereit

2014: Coagulation of combustion generated nanoparticles in low and intermediate temperature regimes: An experimental study
Mariano Sirignano, Andrea D’Anna

2012: Experimental and numerical investigation of hetero-/homogeneous combustion of CO/H2/O2/N2 mixtures over platinum at pressures up to 5 bar
Yohannes Ghermay, John Mantzaras, Rolf Bombach

2010: Dynamic phase converter for passive control of combustion instabilities
N. Noiray, D. Durox, T. Schuller, S. Candel

2008: Flow field assessment in a fired spray-guided spark-ignition direct-injection engine based on UV particle image velocimetry with sub crank angle resolution
Claudia M. Fajardo, Volker Sick

2006: Migration mechanism of aromatic-edge growth
Michael Frenklach, Charles A. Schuetz, Jonathan Ping

2004: Measurements of scalar dissipation in a turbulent piloted methane/air jet flame
A.N. Karpetis, R.S. Barlow

2002: Diode-laser sensor for monitoring multiple combustion parameters in pulse detonation engines
Scott T. Sanders, Jeffrey A. Baldwin, Thomas P. Jenkins, Douglas S. Baer, Ronald K. Hanson

2000: PLIF species and ratiometric temperature measurements of aluminum particle combustion in O2, CO2 and N2O oxidizers, and comparison with model calculations
P. Bucher, R.A. Yetter, F.L. Dryer, T.P. Parr, D.M. Hanson-Parr

1998: Effects of unsteady stretch on the strength of a freely-propagating flame wrinkled by a vortex
C.J. Mueller, J.F. Driscoll, D.L. Reuss, M.C. Drake

1996: Near-extinction and final burnout in coal combustion
Robert H. Hurt, Kevin A. Davis

1994: Radicals in flames: Analysis via scavenging reaction
Matthias Hausmann, Peter Hebgen, Klaus-Heinrich Homann

1994: Computational and experimental study of OH and CH radicals in axisymmetric laminar diffusion flames
M.D. Smooke, Y. Xu, R.M. Zurn, P. Lin, J.H. Frank, M.B. Long


1992: High temperature oxidation of suspended soot particles verified by CO and CO2 measurements
P. Roth, O. Brandt, S. von Gersum

1990: Experimental and numerical determination of laminar flame speeds of methane/(Ar, N2, CO2)-air mixtures as function of stoichiometry, pressure, and flame temperature
D.L. Zhu, F.N. Egolfopoulos, C.K. Law

1990: A computational model of the structure and extinction of strained, opposed flow, premixed methane-air flames
Robert J. Kee, Jr., James A. Miller, Gregory H. Evans, Graham Dixon-Lewis

1988: Turbulent non-premixed flames of hydrocarbon fuels near extinction: mean structure from probe measurements
A.R. Masri, R.W. Bilger

1986: Ensemble laser light scattering diagnostics for the study of fuel sprays in isothermal and burning conditions
F. Beretta, A. Cavaliere, A. D’Alessio

1984: Mechanism of hydrocarbon decay in fuel-rich secondary reaction zones
James D. Bittner, Jack B. Howard

1982: The structure of laminar alkane-, alkene-, and acetylene flames
Jürgen Warnatz

1980: On the measure of the relative detonation hazards of gaseous fuel-oxygen and air mixtures
Hidenori Matsui, John H. Lee

1978: Mechanisms of fire spread
F.A. Williams

1976: Upward turbulent fire spread and burning of fuel surface
L. Orloff, J. de Ris, G.H. Markstein

1974: High-temperature fast-flow reactor studies of metal-atom oxidation kinetics
Arthur Fontijin, Shelby C. Kurzius, James J. Houghton

1972: Measurement of flame area in terms of saturation current
M.D. Fox, F.J. Weinberg

1970: The interaction of shock waves and heat addition in the design of supersonic combustors
F.S. Billig, G.L. Dugger

1968: Measurements of vibration-vibration coupling in gas mixtures
R.L. Taylor, M. Camac, R.M. Feinberg

1966: H and O atom profiles measured by ESR in C2 hydrocarbon-O2 flames
A.A. Westenberg, R.M. Fristrom

1964: Turbulent mass transfer and rates of combustion in confined turbulent flames
N.M. Howe, Jr., C.W. Shipman, A. Vranos

1962: Fluorescence and rotational relaxation of OH radicals in flames
Tucker Carrington

1960: Mass spectrometry of the ions present in hydrocarbon flames
P.F. Knewstubb, T.M. Sugden

1958: Combustion of fuel droplets in a falling chamber
Seiichiro Kumagai, Hiroshi Isoda