JI Jie, a researcher from the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science of University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was elected as a Fellow of the Combustion Institute, as the organization announced its 2022 class of Fellows on March 9th.
JI is recognized by the Combustion Institute fellowship for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental fire research on combustion and flame dynamics under restricted air entrainment.
He has been dedicated to the research of confined fire plums and building fire and has published more than 130 academic papers, and was selected as the Most Cited Scholar in China by Elsevier in 2020. He was selected as National Young Top-notch Talents in 2015, received the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2017. He was among the list of Young and Middle-aged Leading Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation in the Innovative Talents Promotion Plan by China's Ministry of Science and Technology in 2018.
Before the nomination of the Combustion Institute, his contribution was acknowledged widely and won him several prizes, such as first prize of scientific and technological innovation award of China Fire Protection Association (2019), 12th WU Zhonghua Excellent Young Scholar Award (2019), LU Jiaxi Young Talent Award of CAS (2014), to name a few.
JI has long served as a member of the editorial board for Fire Safety Journal, Fire Technology, Building Simulation, and Journal of China University of science and technology. He is a member of the Combustion branch of the Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, Co-Chair of the China National Symposium on Combustion, Vice Director & Secretary-General of the Popular Science & Public Education Committee of CFPA and works as the Chair of the Early Career Committee of the 14th International Fire Safety Science Conference and the Chair of the Enclosure Fire Dynamics.
Founded in 1954, the Combustion Institute enjoys the highest reputation worldwide in the field of combustion. Its fellow is regarded as a lifelong honor established by the Combustion Institute to commend outstanding scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field of combustion all over the world. To date, a total of 245 scientists have received the honor, including 14 Chinese mainland scholars.