Matalon delivers combustion theory course at Princeton

07/14/2017
 
Caterpillar Distinguished Professor Moshe Matalon was invited for the third time to deliver the combustion theory course at the 2017 Summer School on Combustion held at Princeton University, June 25-30. 
 
Under the auspices of the Combustion Institute, the summer school finished its eighth session, and has become a regular feature of the international combustion community. It attracted 181 participants, including graduate students, postdocs, research staff, and industry personnel. 
 
Matalon’s combustion theory course is a mandatory foundation course, required by all first-time participants. He teaches the basic principles of combustion processes, how they relate to experimental observations, and how they can be used in theoretical and numerical modeling. The course covered, in addition to classical results, some of the most recent developments in the field.
 
Professor C.K. Law, director of the program and a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton, said, “The lectures were uniformly fantastic, being meticulously prepared and inspirationally delivered.”
 
Video of the lectures will be available at the CEFRC website.
 
Matalon’s research interests are in combustion theory, theoretical fluid mechanics and applied mathematics. He is well known for his significant and long lasting contributions to numerous areas of combustion science, including the hydrodynamic theory of premixed flames, flame instabilities, structure of premixed and diffusion flames, and theories of turbulent flames. 
 
He is Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a member of the Combustion Institute and of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He has won the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award (2010), and the AIAA Fluid Dynamics award (2016). Matalon also serves as editor-in-chief of Combustion Theory and Modelling, one of the top journals in the field, and is associate editor of the premier Journal of Fluid Mechanics