Forman A. Williams




Forman A Williams

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Forman A. Williams received his Ph.D. in engineering science from the California Institute of Technology in 1958. He was an assistant professor at Harvard until 1964, at which time he came to UCSD. In 1981, he accepted the Robert H. Goddard Chair at Princeton but returned to UCSD in 1988. He served as director of the Center for Energy and Combustion Research for ten years, beginning in 1991 and was an adjunct professor at Yale for ten years, beginning in 1997. His research interests center in the field of combustion. Williams is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His other distinctions include an Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award; the Bernard Lewis Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute; the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award; an honorary doctorate degree from Universidad Polytecnica de Madrid; and the University of California Presidential Chair in Energy and Combustion Research. Williams is the author of “Combustion Theory” and co-author of “Fundamental Aspects of Combustion.”