von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center Director Receives National Recognition and Honors

    Dilip Ballal was twice recognized for outstanding work. He was named the editor-in-chief of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. His five-year appointment began on July 1, 2006. This quarterly journal, hailed as the most prestigious publication in the world of gas turbine and power engineering, annually published between 140 to 150 archival papers.

    Ballal was named to a second National Academy Committee on “Analysis of Air Force Engine Efficiency Improvement Options.” He was selected from a pool of more than 200 nationally recognized propulsion experts and received a letter of commendation from the committee chairman retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Eickmann. I

    n the past, Dilip has served on a National Academies Committee on “Aerospace Propulsion” and contributed to an NRC report published in 2006.

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