The Combustion Institute has awarded its 2006 Alfred Egerton Gold Medal to Chung K. (Ed) Law, Princeton's Robert Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The award honors Law's "distinguished, continuing and encouraging contributions to the field of combustion." Law has conducted fundamental research on combustion for more than 30 years with major contributions to the science of how fuels burn and important advances in propulsion, energy and the environment.
Law has been a faculty member at Princeton since 1988. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002 and served as president of the Combustion Institute, the major scientific society in his field, from 2000 to 2004. This year he also delivered the plenary lectures at the 50th Anniversary of the Japanese Combustion Society and at the Biennial International Combustion Symposium.