In this second installment of a seven-part series of articles, The Combustion Institute recognizes combustion scientists who were honored with medals and awards during the 36th International Symposium on Combustion. Philippe Dagaut is the 2016 recipient of the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal, for outstanding experimental and kinetic modeling contributions to combustion chemistry, especially in the use of the jet-stirred reactor to study fuels for practical engine applications.
Prof. Philippe Dagaut is Research Director, Group Leader at CNRS-INSIS, ICARE (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at Orléans, France, since 2003, and guest Professor at the University of Science and Technology, China. He began his career with CNRS in 1988, focusing on experimental and detailed modeling studies of the chemical kinetics of combustion.
In 1986, Prof. Dagaut earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, France. In 2000, he earned his accreditation to supervise research from the University of Orléans. He has supervised 22 master’s degree and 32 Ph.D. students, as well as 22 postdoctoral scholars.
Prof. Dagaut is a recipient of the prestigious Paul Laffitte Thesis Prize from the French Section of The Combustion Institute. He has also received a European Research Council Advanced Grant (2011-2016) and the CNRS Silver Medal in 2016.
Prof. Dagaut is an active member and former chair of the French Section of The Combustion Institute. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the ASME. He has been an organizer of many conferences, including his service as program committee co-chair for the 33rd International Symposium on Combustion in Beijing, China.
Prof. Dagaut has served as editor for several technical journals, including the principal journals of The Combustion Institute. He has also served on the CI Board of Directors, and as a member and co-chair of multiple committees.
A pioneer in the development of the jet-stirred reactor as a research tool for combustion chemistry, Prof. Dagaut has produced a wealth of experimental measurements to provide a valuable resource for combustion chemistry kinetic modeling.
Please join The Combustion Institute in congratulating Prof. Dagaut and the other honored 2016 award winners in the international combustion community.