Venkat Raman Elected a Fellow of The Combustion Institute

Raman distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion


Venkat Raman, University of Michigan Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, was elected a 2022 Fellow of the Combustion Institute for his research advancing the computational modeling of gas turbines, scramjets, and detonation engines.

Raman’s research focuses on the development of computational models for turbulent reacting flows with application to aircraft and scramjet engines, stationary power generation, and synthesis of novel materials. He leads the Advanced Propulsion Concepts Lab at U-M.

A professor at U-M since 2014, Raman received an NSF CAREER award in 2008, a distinguished paper award at the International Combustion Symposium in 2013, and the George J. Huebener, Jr. Research Excellence Award from the University of Michigan in 2022. He held the Eli. H and Ramona Thornton Centennial Fellow in Engineering at UT Austin from 2013-2014. 

On being elected a Fellow, Raman comments, “I am deeply honored by this recognition. I have benefitted vastly from working with exceptional graduate students, as well as having supportive colleagues.”
The Combustion Institute is an international, non-profit, educational and scientific society. Founded in 1954, CI promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world. The organization publishes two biannual scientific journals, Combustion and Flame, published monthly and the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute.