Fellows

Fellows of the Combustion Institute


Members of the international combustion community recognised by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications, may be designated Fellows of The Combustion Institute. This lifetime honorific title confers no special rights, privileges or duties. 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.


The honour of being elected Fellow helps members of The Combustion Institute remain competitive for awards, honours, and promotions when compared with people from other disciplines. The honour also supports CI members in their advancement to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.

UK Fellows are listed below; the complete list can be found on the main Combustion Institute site here.

2021 Class of Fellows

Nilanjan Chakraborty, Newcastle University
for outstanding contributions to the modelling and simulation of turbulent flames, localised forced ignition and combustion of droplet-laden mixtures

Roger F Cracknell, Shell Global Solutions
for significant contributions to the fundamental combustion science of internal combustion engines and their operation using both traditional and alternative fuel blends

Mark Linne, University of Edinburgh
for significant contributions in the application of a variety of linear and non-linear optical diagnostics to applications of interest in combustion

Guillermo Rein, Imperial College London
for outstanding contribution to the field of fire research with an emphasis on smoulder combustion

2020 Class of Fellows

Stewart Cant, University of Cambridge
for outstanding contributions to the numerical simulation and modelling of turbulent premixed combustion

Michael A. Delichatsios, University of Ulster
for novel and influential contributions in fire research

Markus Kraft, University of Cambridge
for outstanding and influential research in soot chemistry and computational modelling of engine combustion

2018 Class of Fellows

Derek Bradley, University of Leeds
for seminal research on the burning velocities in laminar and turbulent flames, and the effects of strain and curvature

Ken Bray, Cambridge University
for seminal research on the theory and modelling of premixed, non-premixed and partially-premixed turbulent flames

Ann Dowling, University of Cambridge
for groundbreaking advances in the control of unstable combustion and, in particular, the understanding of jet engine reheat buzz

Allan N. Hayhurst, University of Cambridge
for fundamental breakthroughs in the understanding of combustion chemistry, soot and pollutant formation chemistry and energy conservation

Simone Hochgreb, University of Cambridge
for excellent experiments in combustion across fundamental and applied areas, including autoignition, instabilities and turbulent flows

W.P. Jones, Imperial College London
for brilliant research in the field of mathematical modelling of turbulent combustion and two-phase flows with reference to gas turbines

R.P. Lindstedt, Imperial College London
for groundbreaking research in the modelling of turbulent flames, and in chemical kinetics, especially soot formation

Fred C. Lockwood, Imperial College London
for groundbreaking development of mathematical models and their application to practical combustion systems

Kai Hong Luo, University College London
for excellent fundamental research in turbulent combustion and multiscale multi-physics reactive phenomena

Epaminondas Mastorakos, University of Cambridge
for groundbreaking fundamental understanding of turbulent flame structure, ignition and extinction, through both modelling and experimentation

Michael J. Pilling, University of Leeds
for exceptional advances in fundamental chemical kinetics and applications in atmospheric chemistry and combustion

Nedunchezhian Swaminathan, University of Cambridge
for excellent research in the numerical simulation of combustion, particularly of premixed gaseous fuel-air mixtures

Alison Tomlin, University of Leeds
for innovative research on the development and application of mechanism reduction, sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification in combustion models

Alan Williams, University of Leeds
for exceptional research towards the understanding of combustion of gases, liquid fuels, coal, and biomass