Technical Committees

A critical part of shaping the technical program and overall direction of ILASS-Americas is the technical committees. The technical committees meet at each annual meeting with the goals of (1) identifying appropriate and timely technical session topics and speakers, (2) identifying suitable invited speakers for upcoming meetings, and (3) identifying relevant panel session topics (and speakers) to open the technical meeting on the first evening. The technical committees also undertake initiatives such as collection and posting of relevant reference material on the website, development of position documents, and creation of topical papers. These committees are open to any ILASS-Americas member with interest in the committee topic. If you are interested in participating, please contact the committee chair or plan to join the discussion at the upcoming annual meeting.


Computational & ModelingComputational & Modeling

Marcus Herrmann
School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, 
and Materials Engineering
Arizona State University 
P.O. Box 876106 
Tempe, AZ 85287-6106
Phone: 480-965-7291
Fax: 480-727-9321

Xiaoyi Li (co-chair)
United Technologies Research Center

Josette Bellan
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove
M/S 125/109
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: (818) 393-6682
Fax: (818) 393-5011


Diesel & AutomotiveDiesel & Automotive

Scott Parrish
General Motors Research & Development
Code: 480-106-25230500 Mound Rd
Warren, MI 48090-9055
Phone: (586) 986-0176
Fax: (586) 689-0176

Lee Markle
Delphi Corporation
Technical Center Rochester
P.O. Box 20366
Rochester, NY 14602-0366
Phone: 585-359-6163
Fax: 585-359-6015

Industrial and Agricultural SpraysIndustrial and Agricultural Sprays

Ken Giles 
University of California
Biological & Agricultural Engineering Dept.
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5294
Phone: (530) 752-0687
Fax: (530) 752-0687

John Hecht
Procter & Gamble Company
8256 Union Center Blvd.
West Chester, Oh 45069
Phone: 513)634-9625

Jason Stamper
Proctor and Gamble
(517) 634-8923

Physics of AtomizationPhysics of Atomization

Milind Jog
University of Cincinnati
Mechanical Engineering
School of Dynamic Systems
598 Rhodes Hall, P. O. Box 210072
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072
Phone: 513-556-1675
Fax: 513-556-3390

Olivier Desjardins
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cornell University
250 Upson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7501
Phone: (607) 255-4100
Fax: (607) 255-1222


Rocket & Air Breathing Power Fuel Atomization and Industrial CombustionAerospace Propulsion & Industrial Combustion Committee

Robert Jensen 
Air Force Research Laboratory
Space & Missile Propulsion Division Aerophysics Branch 
10 E. Saturn Blvd.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524-7660

Alex Schumaker, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineer 
Air Force Research Laboratory
Space & Missile Propulsion Division Aerophysics Branch 
10 E. Saturn Blvd.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524-7660
Phone: 661-275-5165
DSN: 525-5165
Fax: 661-275-6245


Spray Measurements & InstrumentationSpray Measurements & Instrumentation

Vincent G. McDonell
University of California, Irvine
Combustion Laboratory 
Irvine, CA 92697-3550
Phone: (949) 824-5950 x121
Fax: (949) 824-7423

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