KAUST Research ConferenceCombustion in Extreme ConditionsMarch 5-8, 2018
James F. Driscoll is the A.B. Modine Endowed Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is the current President of the Combustion Institute, an institute that has over 4000 members in 30 countries. His responsibilities are to oversee two journals (Combustion and Flame and Proceedings of the Combustion Institute) and to supervise the planning of the International Symposium on Combustion. Previously he was the Editor of the journal Combustion and Flame from 2003 to 2009. He is a Fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Combustion Institute. He was awarded the Silver Medal of the Combustion Institute in 1998 and the AIAA Propellant and Combustion career award in 2013. His papers have won the AIAA Best Paper Award in Propellants and Combustion in 2008 and in 1993 and the 2006 Distinguished Paper Award, 31st at the Combustion Symposium. Dr. Driscoll received his Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University in 1975 after receiving his B.S.E. from Cornell University. He has supervised 42 Ph.D. students who applied modern kilohertz laser imaging diagnostics to better understand the physics of turbulent combustion. His experimental results have been used to assess and improve CFD computational fluid dynamics simulations performed at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, Sandia Lab, the University of Cambridge and elsewhere.
Level 0 lecture hall between Al-Jazri and Al-Kindi (buildings 4 and 5)
09:15 - 09:45