Board of Advisors

The officers, chairs, and at-large members are listed below, with their affiliation and the year that their term expires (superscripts denote term numbers). Of the 23 current members, 12 are from academia, 4 are with industry, and 7 are with government agencies.

Position (Term)HolderAffiliationTerm
Officers & Chairs
Chair (2025)Waruna KulatilakaTexas A&M University2027*
Chair-Elect (2025)Ramanan SankaranOak Ridge National Laboratory2029*
Treasurer (2027)1Patrick T. LynchUniversity of Illinois at Chicago2035*
Secretary (2027)1Monique S. McClainPurdue University20311
Past-Chair (2025)Robert S. TranterArgonne National Laboratory2025*
Program Chair (2026)Kalyan K. SrinivasanUniversity of Alabama20262
Program Vice-Chair (2026)Babak ShotorbanUniversity of Alabama–Huntsville20281
Combustion Art Competition ChairYa-Ting LiaoCase Western Reserve University20241
Outreach ChairKalyan K. SrinivasanUniversity of Alabama20262
Associate Treasurer Omid Samimi-AbianehWayne State University20281
Webmaster & Archivist [non-voting]Charles E.A. FinneyOak Ridge National Laboratory
At-Large Members
Patton AllisonMichigan State University20301
Erik BaumAir Force Research Laboratory20301
Michael BunceMahle Powertrain LLC20281
Chong ChaRolls-Royce Corporation20301
Daniel GuildenbecherPurdue University20301
Canan KarakayaOak Ridge National Laboratory20301
James MichaelIowa State University20301
William F. NorthropUniversity of Minnesota20282
Timothy M. OmbrelloAir Force Research Laboratory20281
Pinaki PalArgonne National Laboratory20301
David A. RothamerUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison20281
P. Kelly SenecalConvergent Science, Inc.20262
Kathleen M. TacinaNASA Glenn Research Center20262