The Combustion Institute has been awarding the Bernard Lewis Fellowship  to young scientists since 1996 to recognize outstanding research in the field of combustion technology. The award ceremony is held biannually at the International Symposium on Combustion, the largest conference on combustion research. At this year's symposium in Vancouver, Canada, Thorsten Zirwes, a scientist at SCC, was one of six recipients of the Bernard Lewis Fellowship.
Since his PhD, Thorsten Zirwes has been working on performance optimization of simulation software to explore flames and combustion processes in more detail on modern supercomputers to improve future energy systems in terms of efficiency and pollutant formation. Thorsten Zirwes is currently a visiting postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University working on the simulation of energy conversion in porous media.
Contact: Thorsten Zirwes