Fokion Egolfopoulos of the Viterbi School’s Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) has become editor-in-chief of Combustion and Flame, the preeminent journal on research in combustion phenomena, published by the Combustion Institute.
The AME professor will be responsible for submissions originating from the Americas and Japan. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus of Bielfeld University in Germany will continue to serve as editor-in-chief for submissions originating from Europe, Asia and Australia.
“This is a very high honor reserved for a top research leader in the field of combustion,” said AME Chair Michael Kassner.
Egolfopoulos has served six years as a deputy editor and as an associate editor for the journal. His research interests are in aerodynamic and kinetic processes in flames, high-speed air-breathing propulsion, microgravity combustion, mechanisms of combustion-generated pollutants and heterogeneous reacting flows.
Egolfopoulos also studies conventional and alternative fuels, including biofuels, detailed modeling of reacting flows and laser-based experimental techniques.