Sandia National Laboratories researchers Robert Barlow and Jacqueline Chen are among 125 members who have been named inaugural fellows of The Combustion Institute.
As dedicated members of the international combustion community, fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion research, whether in combustion fundamentals or in applications. Fellows are active participants in the institute, as evidenced by the publishing of papers in the institute’s affiliated journals, attendance at the International Symposia on Combustion and attendance at the institute’s section meetings.
Barlow was recognized for development and application of optical diagnostics for scalar measurements in turbulent flames, providing insights into turbulence-chemistry interactions, according to the institute. Barlow’s work has focused on the simultaneous application of several lasers to instantaneously measure the chemical composition and temperature of partially burned gases in flames.
Chen was recognized for direct numerical simulations elucidating the fundamental processes in turbulent flames in different modes of combustion, according to the institute. Direct numerical simulation refers to a computationally costly but fully resolved type of simulation that resolves all turbulence and flame scales for a given chemical mechanism and therefore does not require model approximations to describe turbulence-chemistry interactions.