Sung Named Combustion Institute Fellow

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By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering 

The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce that Mechanical Engineering Professor Chih-Jen Sung has been recognized as one of the 2019 Class of Fellows for The Combustion Institute.

Sung joins a class of 38 accomplished international scholars from industry, academia, and the public sector, and was recognized for “novel contributions to flame dynamics and structure, and development of rapid compression machines to enhance understanding of low-temperature chemistry.”

According to the website, Fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications. In addition, 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.

Sung joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2009. He served as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University from 1999 to 2009. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in 1986, M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1988, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1991 and 1994, respectively.

His research is funded by various federal and industrial sponsors. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He is also the founding faculty advisor of the AIAA Student Chapter at UConn.

Sung received the 1998 Best Paper Award from the 12th Microgravity Science and Space Processing Symposium at the 36th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, the National Science Foundation early CAREER development award in 2002, the 2004 and 2006 Northern Ohio AIAA Best Paper Awards, and the Distinguished Paper Award in Colloquium of Laminar Flames from the 31st International Symposium on Combustion in 2007. He has also received awards for teaching, including the Graduate Teaching Award of the Case School of Engineering and the Case Western Reserve University Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award. He is author or co-author of over 185 archival publications in combustion, propulsion, and sustainable energy.

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