Forman Arthur Williams

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 
Combustion Theory
"Forman Williams"

Professor Williams received his BSE from Princeton University in 1955 and his PhD from California Institute of Technology in 1958. He then taught at Harvard University until 1964, at which time he joined the UCSD faculty. In January 1981, Professor Williams accepted the Robert H. Goddard Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, where he remained until 1988, when he returned to UCSD to assume his present position. His field of specialization is combustion, and he is author of Combustion Theory (Addison, Wesley, 2nd ed., 1985) and co-author of Fundamental Aspects of Combustion (Oxford, 1993). He is a deputy editor of Combustion and Flame and a member of the editorial advisory boards of Combustion Science and Technology, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science and Archivium Combustionis.


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Carlos Fernandez-Pello grad student UC Berkeley
Zuhair Ibrahim grad student Exponent Consulting
Chung  K. Law grad student UCSD
Antonio  Luis Sanchez grad student Carlos III University
KALYANASUNDARAM Seshadri grad student UCSD
Christiane M. Guirao grad student 1969 UCSD
Wilson P. Robert grad student 1969
Franklin J. Kodson grad student 1970 UCSD
Guy Lengellé grad student 1971
Lakshminarayan Krishnamurthy grad student 1972
Manuel Kindelan-Segura grad student 1975 UCSD
Tohru Mitani grad student 1979
Siavash Sohrab grad student 1981
Indrek S. Wichman grad student 1983 Michigan State (E-Tree)
Paul Antaki grad student 1985 Princeton
Bai Li Zhang grad student 1987
Harsha K. Chelliah grad student 1989 Princeton (E-Tree)
Benjamin David Shaw grad student 1989 Princeton (E-Tree)
Ralph Aldredge III grad student 1990 Princeton
Shui-Chi Li grad student 1990
Jong Soo Kim grad student 1991 UCSD
Ganeshan Balakrishnan grad student 1992 UCSD
John Michael Card grad student 1992 UCSD
John Hewson grad student 1997 UCSD
Maria Jason-Rightley grad student 1997 UCSD
Alexander Telengator grad student 2000
Balachandar Varatharajan grad student 2001 UCSD
Craig D. Eastwood grad student 2002 UCSD
Christopher M. Varga grad student 2002 UCSD
Malissa D. Ackerman grad student 2003 UCSD
Masha  V. Petrova grad student 2005 UCSD
Gonzalo Del Alamo grad student 2002-2006 UCSD
Priyank Saxena grad student 2007 UCSD
Javier Urzay grad student 2010 UCSD
Michael John Gollner grad student 2008-2012 UCSD
Yuanjie Jiang grad student 2019 UCSD
Prabakaran Rajamanickam grad student 2019 UCSD
Adam Daniel Weiss grad student 2020 UCSD
Bernd Rogg post-doc 1983-1985 Princeton
Ishwar K. Puri post-doc 1987-1989 UCSD
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Nayagam V, Dietrich DL, Williams FA. (2016) Partial-burning regime for quasi-steady droplet combustion supported by cool flames Aiaa Journal. 54: 1235-1239
Huete C, Urzay J, Sánchez AL, et al. (2016) Weak-shock interactions with transonic laminar mixing layers of fuels for high-speed propulsion Aiaa Journal. 54: 962-975
Fernández-Tarrazo E, Sánchez-Sanz M, Sánchez AL, et al. (2016) A multipurpose reduced chemical-kinetic mechanism for methanol combustion Combustion Theory and Modelling. 20: 613-631
Furukawa J, Yoshida Y, Williams FA. (2016) Structures of Methane-Air and Propane-Air Turbulent Premixed Bunsen Flames Combustion Science and Technology. 188: 1538-1564
Langella I, Swaminathan N, Williams FA, et al. (2016) Large-Eddy Simulation of Premixed Combustion in the Corrugated-Flamelet Regime Combustion Science and Technology. 188: 1565-1591
Chuah KH, Saito K, Hashiba Y, et al. (2016) A Spectrally Resolved Imaging Method for Investigating Alcohol Pool Fires Combustion Science and Technology. 188: 277-289
Fernández-Tarrazo E, Sánchez-Sanz M, Sánchez AL, et al. (2016) Minimum ignition energy of methanol–air mixtures Combustion and Flame. 171: 234-236
Williams FA. (2015) Simplified Descriptions of Cool-Flame Chemistry Zeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie. 229: 561-567
Huete C, Sánchez AL, Williams FA, et al. (2015) Diffusion-flame ignition by shock-wave impingement on a supersonic mixing layer Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 784: 74-108
Seshadri K, Bai XS, Williams F. (2015) Rate-ratio asymptotic analysis of the structure and mechanisms of extinction of nonpremixed CH4/N2-O2/N2O/N2 flames Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 35: 945-953
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