Awards

Awards are a significant honor that ILASS-Americas
bestows upon authors at its annual conference.

The W. R. Marshall Award recognizes the best overall conference paper - based primarily on its significance to the field and strength of the technical content

The Harold C. Simmons Award provides a $2,000 prize to the student who has made the best presentation - with an emphasis on clarity, delivery and visual aids; but also considers technical content and knowledge of the subject.

Decisions are based on individual nominations as well as a combined score from a jury composed of session chairs and experts in the field.

photo of W. R. Marshall
ILASS-Americas
W. R. Marshall Award

The W.R. Marshall Award is named in honor of W. Robert Marshall, who had a 40-year career on the UW-Madison faculty, starting in 1947. He also served as Dean of the College of Engineering from 1971 to 1981. Bob Marshall was world renowned for his research in atomization and spray drying and he served as Director and President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was thesis advisor to many well-known UW-Madison alumni in the field of sprays, such as William Ranz and Roger Tate. Roger was one of ILASS's founding fathers.

As Dean of the College of Engineering, he worked at strengthening the school’s international ties and developed programs to help women and minorities enter the field. As Director of the University Industry Research program, he saw the potential between academia and industry — and brought both together for collaborative research efforts.

Bob served as Director and President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and mentored ILASS’s own Roger Tate — one of the Institute’s founding fathers.


View the Award Winners Here


2019

Robin Hellmann, Paul Jochmann, Phillippe Leick, Karl Georg Stapf, Erik Schünemann, and D. Théveni

Multi-objective optimization of high-pressure gasoline injector nozzles using Genetic Algorithms coupled with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): exploiting the manufactural design space

Paper presented at ICLASS-2018

2018

Yi Chen, Daniel Guildenbecher

Quantitative, Bias-Corrected Measurements of Droplet Position, Size, and Velocity with Digital In-Line Holography

Paper presented at ICLASS-2108

2017

Eli Baldwin, Ronald Grover, Daniel Duke, Katarzyna Matusik, Alan Kastengren, Christopher Powell, Scott Parrish, and David Schmidt

String Flash-Boiling in Flashing and Non-Flashing Gasoline Direct Injection Smulations with Transient Needle Motion

Paper presented at ILASS-2016

2016

Michael Stranzinger, Nestec, Ltd.

Film Stabilization as Key Step of Atomization Process for Spray-Drying of Highly Concentrated Emulsions or Suspensions

2015

Jeff Wegener, UCLA, David Forliti, Sierra Lobo, Inc., Ivett Leyva, AFRL/RQRE, Doug Talley, AFRL/RQRC

Receptivity of a Cryogenic Coaxial Jet to Acoustic Disturbances

2014

Daniel Duke, Alan Kastengren, and Christopher Powell, Argonne National Laboratory

Synchrotron X-Ray Measurements of Cavitation

2013

P. Khare, D. Ma, X. Chen, and V. Yang

Breakup and Dynamics of Liquid Droplets

2012

Rainer Dahms, Lyle Pickett, and Joseph Oefelein (Sandia National Laboratories)

A Dense Fluid Approximation for the Simulation of Diesel Fuel Injection

2011

James McCarthy, R. Daniel Bamber, and Steve Ambrose (Eaton Corporation)

Exhaust Tailpipe Fuel Spray Optimization and Fuel Usage Rates for Operating an Exhaust Aftertreatment System on Heavy-Duty Diesel Powered Engine

2010

Neerav Abani and Rolf Reitz of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Modeling Sub-Grid Scale Mixing of Vapor in Diesel Sprays using Jet Theory

2009

Marcus Herrmann of Arizona State University

On Simulating Primary Atomization Using the Refined Level Set Grid Method

2008

Christopher Brown, Ulises Mondragon, and Vincent McDonell (Energy Research Consultants)

Investigation of the Effect of Injector Internal Geometry on the Penetration of a Plain Liquid Jet into a Subsonic Crossflow

2007

D. W. Davis, B. Chedroudi, and D.G. Talley

Behavior of a Rocket-Like Coaxial Injector in an Acoustic Field

2006

K. Lee, F. J. Diez, G. M. Faeth, University of Michigan, C. Aalburg,G.E. Global, K.A. Sallam,Oklahoma State University

Breakup of Round Turbulent Liquid Jets in Air Crossflows

2005

J.E. Labs and T.E. Parker, Division of Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 USA

Multiple Scattering Effects on Infrared Scattering Measurements used to Characterize Droplet Size and Volume Fraction Distributions in Diesel Sprays

2004

D. Wang and C.F. Lee, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL

A Model for Droplet and Spray Vaporization Under Elevated Pressure Conditions Using Continuous Thermodynamics

2003

K.-C. Lin, P. J. Kennedy: Taitech, Inc., Beavercreek, Ohio 45430, T. A. Jackson: Air Force Research Laboratory, Propulsion Directorate Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433, USA

A Review on Penetration Heights of Transverse Liquid Jets in High-Speed Flows

2002

Soteriou, Andrews, Torres, Smith, & Kunkulagunta Delphi Diesel Systems, UK

Through the Diesel Nozzle Hole -- a Journey of Discovery


photo of Harold C. Simmons
ILASS-Americas
Harold C. Simmons Award

Harold C. Simmons, a model leader of relentless energy and desire, was the first chairperson of ILASS-Americas and an industry pioneer in spray nozzle design.

Hal spent most of working career at Parker Hannifin — entering as a staff engineer but eventually leading initiatives to develop fuel nozzles for a multitude of gas turbine engines, valves and engine control systems for jet engines, designing rocket engine controls, and fuel nozzles for supersonic jet engines. Upon retirement, Hal held 87 patents worldwide.

Once retired, he championed the formation of ILASS-Americas and served as the founding Chair at the first meeting in Madison in 1987. He worked tirelessly with other experts of spray technology to advance the organization and its mission. The participation of students in ILASS-Americas was a cornerstone of his professional ideals. This award recognizes these principles and is generously sponsored by Parker Hannifin.


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2019

William Doak (Advisor - P. Chiarot)

Charged Liquid Jet Dynamics of a Dielectric Fluid

Paper presented at ICLASS-2018

2018

Yu-Hung Changti (Advisor - Vigor Yang)

Spatial-Temporal Flow Dynamics Prediction in a Large Design Space via Data-Driven Method

Paper presented at ILASS-2017

2017

Gina Magnotti (Co-Author Caroline Genzale)

Characterization of Diesel Spray Breakup Models Using Visible and X-Ray Extinction Measurements

Paper presented at ILASS 2016

2016

Pascal Guillet (Co-Authors Erich Windhab and Alessandra Kessler)

Laboratory of Food Processing Engineering, ETH Zurich Production of Substructured Fat Systems by Co-spraying of Two Different Fat (-emulsions) with Very-low Emulsifier Concentrations and Controlled Fat Polymorphism


2015

Benjamin Halls, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University (Co-Authors Terrence Meyer, Alan Kastengren)

X-Ray Fluorescence Measurement of Mixing in Impinging Jets


2014

Mark Owkes, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (Co-Author O. Desjardins)

Consistent and Conservative Computational Framework for High Density Ratio Simulations


2013

D.T. Ryddner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Madison, Wisconsin Madison, (Co-Author JM.F. Trujillo)

A Fully Resolved UWS Droplet Simulation


2012

Suraj Deshpande, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Co-Authors Jia Gao and Mario Trujillo)

Characteristics of a Hollow-Cone Spray in Crossflow


2011

Samir Tambe, University of Cincinnati (Co-Authors San-Mou Jeng)

Three Dimensional Penetration and Velocity Distribution of Liquid Jets Injected Transversely into a Swirling Crossflow


2010

Matthew Svreck, Stanford University (Co-Authors S.L. Miller and C.F. Edwards)

Effect of Extreme Compression on Diesel Spray Penetration and Dispersion


2009

Anita Ramirez, University of Illinois--Chicago (Co-Authors: S. Som, S.K. Aggarwal (also UIC) and A. Kastengren, E. El-Hannouny, D. Longman, C. Powell, Argonne National Laboratory)

Quantitative Measurement of Diesel Fuel Spray Characteristics in the Near-Nozzle Region of a Multi-Hole Injector


2008

Andre McDonald, University of Toronto (Co-Authors Sanjeev Chandra, University of Toronto, Larry Rosenzweig, GE Global Research, Christian Moreau, National Research Council Canada)

Impact of Plasma-Sprayed Particles on Textured Silicon Wafers


2007

James Smith, (University of Michigan) (Co-Author Volker Sick)

Real-Time Imaging of Fuel Injection, Ignition, and Combustion in a Direct-Injected Spark-Ignition Engine


2006

Brandon Masuda, University of California, Irvine (Co-Authors Vincent McDonell, UC Irvine; Gary Oskam Solar Turbines)

Liquid Jet Injected into a Crossflow at Elevated Temperature and Pressure


2005

R. Branam, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Supercritical Jet Mixing


2004

A. Wadhwa, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2014, USA

A Hybrid Compressible-Incompressible Numerical Method to Compute Transient Flows Past Droplets


2003

Vala Mehdi-Nejad, University of Toronto

Bubble Entrapment During Droplet Impact