Special Journal Issue Features Papers from Symposium Honoring Sirignano

Texas Tech University’s Fazle Hussain (left) presents Distinguished Professor William Sirignano  with a plaque at a symposium, held last fall, celebrating Sirignano’s many years of scholarly contributions.

Aug. 19, 2020 - The Journal of Combustion Science and Technology has published a special issue featuring papers presented at last year’s symposium recognizing the scholarly contributions of Wiliam Sirignano.

Held Sept. 6-7, 2019, the symposium was titled “Frontiers of Fluid and Thermal Sciences in Aerospace Engineering: In Celebration of 60 Years of Scholarly Contributions by Professor William A. Sirignano.” It was attended by more than 100 top scholars from the U.S. and Europe who presented on key areas of fluid-thermal sciences, relating to aerospace engineering. The special journal issue includes peer-reviewed papers based on presentations at the conference, along with invited submissions from others in the field.

Sirignano, Distinguished Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is a pioneer in fuel atomization, spray combustion, combustion instability, and turbulent flows in gas-turbine and automotive engines. The Sirignano-Abramson model for droplet vaporization is still widely used as are two of the three books he has authored on these subjects.

“His enduring legacy is a clear testimony to his contribution for years to come,” said Gregory Washington, professor and now former dean of the Samueli School, in a welcome letter to symposium attendees. “He has not only led our campus but is an international leader who continues to produce impactful research to this day.” 

– Lori Brandt

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