Hong G. Im received his B.S. and M.S. in from Seoul National University, and Ph.D. from Princeton University. After postdoctoral researcher appointments at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University, and at the Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, he held assistant/ associate/full professor positions at the University of Michigan. He joined KAUST in January 2013 as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, and is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of ASME. He has also served as an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, and is currently on the Editorial Board for Journal of Combustion. His research is focused on fundamental aspects of chemically reacting flows utilizing state-of-the-art supercomputers and computational algorithms, towards next generation combustion devices at higher efficiencies and lower emissions. Current research activities include ignition characteristics of combustible mixtures in compression ignition engines, predictive modeling of soot formation in flames, high-fidelity modeling of spray and combustion in modern engines, dynamics of turbulent premixed flame propagation, bluff-body flame stabilization in gas turbines, plasma and electric field effects on flames, and combustion of low grade and alternative fuels.