Lara Backer, Ph.D student in Professor Pepiot's research group
Lara Backer, Ph.D student in Professor Pepiot's research group received the 2016 Charles P. Fenimore Best Student Presentation Award, for her paper entitled “Numerical investigation into the auto-ignition of a multicomponent fuel spray,” presented at the 2016 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute (ESSCI).
The Eastern States Section (ESS) makes several awards to be given at each ESS Fall Technical Meeting to recognize strong contributions from the submitted papers and presentations, accomplishments from young scientists, and to encourage participation from undergraduate students.
For the Charles P. Fenimore Best Student Presentation, the awards committee selects the best student presentation based on written input from the nominators and from the Executive Board. The student is awarded a travel grant of $1500 to attend the next Combustion Institute meeting (ESS, Joint or Symposium).