New Haven, Conn. — Mitchell D. Smooke, the Strathcona Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, has been named a 2010 fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

SIAM is an international community of over 13,000 individual members, including applied and computational mathematicians, computer scientists, and other scientists and engineers. New fellows are honored for their role as leading thinkers and ambassadors of applied mathematics and computational science.

Smooke, who is also chair of mechanical engineering at the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science, was selected "for the development of new methods in computational combustion and their application to problems involving hydrocarbon chemistry."

Smooke's research focuses on combustion, including computational studies of nitric oxide and its relationship to photochemical smog, soot formation in flames, transportation fuel surrogates and the modeling of laminar chemically reacting systems using high-performance computing.

"To be in the company of such an outstanding group of researchers is a true honor. I am extremely pleased to have been selected a SIAM fellow," Smooke says.

Smooke was one of 34 fellows chosen from around the world for this year's class of fellows. He will be recognized at the 2010 SIAM annual meeting in Pittsburgh in July.


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