Distinguished Lecturer William A. Sirignano to speak on "Combustion: A Complex Science and an Ancient but Immature Technology"

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Samueli School Lecture to Feature Leading Combustion Scientist

EVENT: The Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Series continues with a lecture on combustion by one of the premier authorities in the field, William A. Sirignano, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and of chemical engineering and materials science in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. The free lecture, "Combustion: A Complex Science and an Ancient but Immature Technology," will be immediately followed by a reception. To reserve a space, call (949) 824-1540.
DATE: Monday, June 3, 2002.
TIME: 6:00 p.m. lecture, immediately followed by a reception.
LOCATION: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium, UCI.
BACKGROUND: William Sirignano's research has been responsible for much of what we know about the behavior of liquid fuels in rocket, turbojet, diesel and stationary gas turbine engines. This talk will begin with a brief history of combustion science and technology, then focus on modern constraints on engine performance, stability, economy, and emissions and the relationship between energy and the environment.

The lecture is part of the Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Series hosted by The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. For more information on the school, visit http://www.eng.uci.edu.

 

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