By Michael Padilla
Sandia researchers Nils Hansen and Craig Taatjes have been elected as fellows of the Combustion Institute, the Class of 2019.
This distinction is awarded by peers in the international combustion community to recognize “outstanding contributions to combustion” in fundamental research or in applied areas of combustion. Fellows are also active in supporting the Combustion Institute through their participation in the International Symposia on Combustion and the national and sectional meetings of the Combustion Institute, as well as publishing their work in the peer-reviewed journals affiliated with the institute.
Nils was recognized “for excellent research in combustion diagnostics concerning the identification and quantification of key intermediate species.”
Craig was recognized “for discoveries in fundamental chemical kinetics of low-temperature hydrocarbon oxidation and application of synchrotron photoionization to elucidate combustion chemistry.”
The Combustion Institute is an international nonprofit, educational, and scientific society dedicated to furthering combustion science. Founded in 1954, the institute promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.