Matalon featured speaker at international fluid dynamics symposium
Caterpillar Distinguished Professor Moshe Matalon addressed the seventh International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics (BIFD), held July 11-14 at the Woodlands, TX.
He presented a plenary lecture on the “Darrieus-Landau instability in premixed combustion,” describing the physical mechanism for the onset of the instability and its nonlinear consequences in real combustion systems, as well as the mathematical complexities associated with the description of the multi-dimensional flame conformations in non-uniform flow fields.
Matalon’s research interests are in combustion theory, theoretical fluid mechanics and applied mathematics. The multidisciplinary nature of his work and the substantial contributions that he made in these fields have attracted the interest of various research groups.
As a result, he has been invited to give plenary lectures at various conferences, including the American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, the International Symposium on Combustion, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the International Colloquium on Gas Dynamics of Explosions and Reacting Systems, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Mathematical Society, and most recently the International Symposium on Bifurcations and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics.
Matalon 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, a top journals in the field, and is associate editor of the premier Journal of Fluid Mechanics.