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Professor Emeritus Suresh Aggarwal elected as a Fellow of the Combustion Institute

MIE Professor Emeritus Suresh Aggarwal has been elected a Fellow of the Combustion Institute.

MIE Professor Emeritus Suresh Aggarwal has been elected a Fellow of the Combustion Institute. He is one of only 26 people world-wide to receive the honor in 2020.

The Combustion Institute is a non-profit, educational, and scientific society founded in 1954. It promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.

Fellows are “members of the international combustion community recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications. Fellows are active participants in the Combustion Institute, as evidenced by the publishing of papers in CI affiliated journals, attendance at the International Symposia on Combustion, and/or attendance at CI Section meetings.”

“I’m very happy. I feel recognized, because this is a community where I move around,” said Aggarwal, who has been an active member of the Combustion Institute for more than 30 years.

Suresh was elected for distinguished contributions, particularly for advances in the modeling of multiphase flows, ignition, flame structure, stabilization, and extinction.

His current research is focused on two main topics that deal with engine performance.

“I do a lot of scientific simulations,” he said. “One part is flame studies. I also do real-engine simulations for diesel, gasoline, and renewable fuels. We are looking at efficiency and emissions and the reduction of soot emissions.”

Aggarwal joins MIE Professor Ken Brezinsky who was elected a Fellow two years ago to the inaugural class of Fellows.

Aggarwal is the director of MIE’s “Flow and Combustion Simulation Laboratory” at UIC where his research focuses on the development of physical and CFD-based numerical models for flames and multiphase reacting flows. These models are being employed to simulate and investigate a variety of fluid flow and combustion phenomena that are of direct relevance in propulsion and energy conversion devices. Detailed simulations are also being used to explore strategies for clean combustion, and investigate “limit phenomena” in combustion, such as ignition and flame extinction.

Learn more about Aggarwal’s research at Flow and Combustion Simulation Laboratory.