Professor C. K. Law



Honorific Memberships in Professional Societies

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1989

Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1992

Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2002

Awards and Recognitions

Ralph R. Teetor Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers, 1979

Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, American Society for Engineering Education, "For outstanding early achievement in research," awarded to an engineering educator under 40, 1984

Propellants and Combustion Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1994, "For outstanding technical contributions to aeronautical or astronautical combustion engineering."

Heat Transfer Memorial Award - Science, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "For outstanding contributions to heat and mass transfer in chemically-reacting flows," 1997

Energy Systems Award, AIAA. "For outstanding contributions to the science and technology of combustion in chemical energy systems," 1999

Outstanding Alumnus Award, School of Engineering, University of California – San Diego. “In recognition of career achievements and contributions to higher education,” 2000

Highly Cited Author, in Engineering; recognized by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as one of the hundred highly cited authors in engineering worldwide, in the inaugural year (2002) of establishing the Highly Cited Researchers database

Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, AIAA. “For outstanding and sustained contributions to the aerospace literature, particularly in the areas of combustion and propulsion,” 2004

Best Paper Awards

Silver Medal, The Combustion Institute, "For an outstanding paper presented at the Twenty-Second Symposium (International) on Combustion," 1990. (Paper entitled "Experimental and numerical determination of laminar flame speeds of methane/air mixtures as function of stoichiometry, pressure and flame temperature," by D.L. Zhu, F.N. Egolfopoulos and C.K. Law)

Best Paper, Joint Technical Meeting of the Central and Eastern States Sections of the Combustion Institute, 1993. (Paper entitled "Ignition in nonpremixed counterflowing hydrogen versus heated air: I. Computational study with detailed and simplified chemistry," by T.G. Kreutz and C.K. Law)

Best Paper, Microgravity Science and Space Processing Symposium, AIAA, 1998. (Paper entitled: "On burner-supported spherical diffusion fames under micro-buoyancy conditions," by C. J. Sung, D. L. Zhu, S. D. Tse, and C. K. Law)

Best Paper, selected from the propellants and combustion sessions at the 36th and 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conferences, and the 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, presented at the 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2002. (Paper entitled “Laminar burning rates and markstein lengths of CH4/O2/inert mixtures at high pressures,” by G. Rozenchan, S.D. Tse, D.L. Zhu, and C.K. Law)

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Instructor (top 3% university wide), Associated Student Government of Northwestern University, 1979, 1982

Honorary Guest Professorships

Tienjin University (1983)

Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science (1997)

Tsinghua University (2001)

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