Faculty Profile

Moshe Matalon

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Moshe Matalon
Moshe Matalon
Caterpillar Distinguished Professor
2428 Mechanical Engineering Lab
105 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-8746

Primary Research Area

  • Fluid Mechanics

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 1977
  • M.S., Engineering Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 1973
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics & Physics, Tel Aviv University, 1969

Academic Positions

  • College of Engineering Caterpillar Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2007-date
  • Adjunct Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2007-date
  • Guest Professor, Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory, Institute of Energy Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, Spring 2014
  • Visiting Professor, Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, Summer 2013
  • Center for Advanced Study Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2010-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, Spring 2006
  • Visiting Scientist, Institut Henri Poincar￿Paris, France, Fall 2002
  • Visiting Professor, Instituts f￿hnische Mechanik, Rheinisch-Westf￿sche Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Summer 1999
  • Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1991-2006
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1991-2006
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique F￿rale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Spring 1989
  • Associate Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1985-1991
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Spring 1985
  • Assistant Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1980-1985
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamic Laboratories of the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Farmingdale, NY, 1978-1980
  • Instructor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1977-1978

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Course Development

  • Combustion Fundamentals (ME501 & AE 538) developed into a rigorous course that draw on recent developments in the field and brings to the class state the state-of-the-art of combustion science.
  • Interfaces and Fronts, Graduate course taught at McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2005

Short Courses

  • Combustion Theory, Tsinghua-Princeton Summer School on Combustion, (few hundred graduate students from across China and the far-east), July 2014
  • Topics in Combustion, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETHZ, Switzerland, Spring 2014
  • Combustion Theory, Princeton University Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (sponsored by DOE), for over 100 attendees from across the country (80 graduate students and 25 academic staff/researchers), June 2013
  • Combustion Theory, Princeton University Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (sponsored by DOE), for nearly 100 advanced graduate students from across the country, June 2011
  • Topics on Propulsion, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Spring 2006
  • Structure and Stability of Diffusion Flames, in conjunction with a program devoted to Dynamique des fronts R￿tifs, Centre Emile Borel, Institut Henri Poincar￿Paris, Fall 2002
  • Low Speed Combustion, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minessota, Minneapolis, September 1999
  • Flame Stability, National Center for Microgravity Research, NASA Lewis, Cleveland, Ohio, December 1997
  • Nonlinear Problems in Flame Propagation, Ecole Polytechnique F￿rale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Spring 1989
  • Combustion Theory, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, Spring 1988

Research Interests

  • Asymptotic and Perturbation Methods
  • Free Boundary problems
  • Heat Transfer: vaporization, thin films,
  • Hydrodynamic Stability: stability of flame fronts, natural convection
  • Modeling and computation of combustion phenomena and chemically reacting flows
  • Stability and Bifurcation Theory
  • Theoretical Fluid Mechanics: magneto-hydrodynamic flows, thermo-capillary flows, Marangoni instability, convection in temperature-dependent viscosity fluids, thin film dynamics

Research Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Computation and Applied Math
  • Energy
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Security and Defende
  • Security and Defense
  • Thermo Heat and Transfer

Chapters in Books

  • Matalon, M., "Flame Propagation," The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics, Edited by N.J. Higham, Princeton University Press, pp. 852-856, 2015.
  • Fischer, I., J. Buckmaster, D. Lozinski and M. Matalon, ￿Vapor Diffusion Flames, Their Stability and Annular Pool Fires,￿ in Mathematical Modeling in Combustion Science, Juneau, AL, 249-257, 1995.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Flame Propagation in Closed Vessels￿ in Mathematical Modeling in Combustion Science, 163-175, 1995.
  • Jackson, T. L. and M. Matalon, ￿Linear Response of Twin Premixed Flames in a Counterflow to Small Disturbances,￿ in Transition, Turbulence and Combustion, Kluwer Academic Publishers, vol. 2, 217-226, 1994.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Hydrodynamic Instabilities in Flames," Major Research Topics in Combustion, ICASE/NASA LaRC Series, 179-196, 1992.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Onset of Instability in a Spherically Growing Flame,￿ Mathematical Modeling in Combustion Science, Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 299, 163-165, 1988.
  • Matalon, M., ￿The Stability of Weakly Stretched Flames,￿ Mathematical Modeling in Combustion Science, Lecture Notes in Physics, vol. 299, 131-143, 1988.
  • Matalon, M. and B. J. Matkowsky, ￿Propagating Flames and Their Stability,￿ in Chemical Instabilities, D. Reidel Publishing Co., 137-145, 1983.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Lu, Z. and M. Matalon, "Structure and Dynamics of Edge Flames in the Near Wake of Unequal Merging Shear Flows," Combustion Theory and Modelling, 20(2), pp. 258-295, 2016.
  • Patyal, A., D. Kyritsis, and M. Matalon, "Electric field effects in the presence of chemi-ionization on droplet burning," Combustion and Flame, 164, pp. 99-110, 2016.
  • Matalon, M. and V. Kurdyumov, "The Dynamics of Premixed Flames in Long Narrow Channels," AIAA Paper 2016-1205, 2016.
  • Koundinyan, S., J. Bdzil, M. Matalon, and D.S. Stewart, "Diffusion flames in condensed-phase energetic materials: Application to Titanium￿Boron combustion," Combustion and Flame, 162, pp. 4486-4496, 2015.
  • Fogla, N., F. Creta, and M. Matalon, "Effects of folds and pockets on the topology and propagation of premixed turbulent flames," Combustion and Flame, 162, pp. 2758-2777, 2015.
  • Giannakopoulos, G.K., A. Gatzoulis, C. Frouzakis, M. Matalon, and A.G. Tomboulides, "Consistent definitions of Flame Displacement Speed and Markstein length for premixed flame propagation," Combustion and Flame, 162, 1249-1264. 2015.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, "Self-accelerating flames in long narrow channels," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, pp. 921-928, 2015.
  • Troiani, G., F. Creta, and M. Matalon, "Experimental investigation of Darrieus-landau instability effects on turbulent premised flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, pp. 1451-1459, 2015.
  • Giannakopoulos, G.K., M. Matalon, C.E. Frouzakis, and A.G. Tomboulides, "The curvature Markstein length and the definition of flame displacement speed for stationary spherical flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, pp. 737- 743, 2015.
  • Frouzakis, C.F., N. Fogla, A.G. Tomboulides, C. Altantzis, and M. Matalon, "Numerical study of unstable hydrogen/air flames: shape and propagation speed," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, pp. 1087-1095, 2015.
  • Liao, K.P., M. Matalon, and C. Pantano, "A flow pattern that sustains an edge flame in a straining mixing layer with finite thermal expansion," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, pp. 1015-1021, 2015.
  • Fogla, N., F. Creta, and M. Matalon "Influence of the Darrieus-Landau Instability on the Propagation of Planar Turbulent Flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34, pp. 1509-1517, 2013.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, "Flame Acceleration in Long Narrow Open Channels," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34, pp. 865-872, 2013.
  • Matalon, M. and F. Creta, "The "Turbulent Flame Speed￿ of Wrinkled Premixed Flames," Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences: Mechanics, 340, pp. 845-858, 2012.
  • Altantzis, C., C.E. Frouzakis, A.G. Tomboulides, M. Matalon and K. Boulouchos, "Hydrodynamic and Thermal-diffusive Instability Effects on the Evolution of Laminar Planar Lean Premixed Hydrogen Flames," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 700, pp.329-361, 2012.
  • Bieri, J. A. and M. Matalon, "Edge flames Stabilized in a Model Microcombustor", Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15(6), pp. 911-932, 2011.
  • Creta, F. and M. Matalon, "Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames in the Context of Hydrodynamic Theory," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 680, pp. 225-264, 2011.
  • Creta, F., N. Fogla, and M. Matalon, "Turbulent Propagation of Premixed Flames in the Presence of Darrieus-Landau Instability," Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15(2), 267-298, 2011.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, "Analysis of an Idealized Heat-Circulating Microcombustor," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 3275-3294, 2011.
  • Creta, F. and M. Matalon, "Strain Rate Effects on the Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 1087-1094, 2011.
  • Bieri, J. A., V. Kurdyumov, and M. Matalon, "The Effect of Gas Expansion on Edge Flames Stabilized in Narrow Channels," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, 1227-1234, 2011.
  • Silva, M., M. Matalon, and D.A. Tortorelli, "Higher Order Topological Derivatives in Elasticity," International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol 47, 3053-3066, 2010.
  • Matalon, M. and P. Metzener, "The Effect of Thermal Expansion on Diffusion Flame Instabilities," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 647, 453-472, 2010.
  • Greenberg, J.B., E. Drukmann, Y. Mindelis, and M. Matalon, "Dynamics of an Edge Flame with a Fuel Spray," Atomization and Spray, 19, 969-982, 2009.
  • Matalon, M., "Flame Dynamics," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 32, 57-82, 2009.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, ￿Effects of Thermal Expansion on the Stabilization of an Edge Flame in a Mixing Layer Model,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 32, pp. 1107-1115, 2009.
  • Jerzembeck, S., M. Matalon, and N. Peters, ￿Experimental Investigation of Very Rich Laminar Spherical Flames under Microgravity Conditions,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 32, 1125-1132, 2009.
  • Matalon, M. and J. K. Bechtold, ￿A Multi-scale Approach to the Propagation of Non-Adiabatic Premixed Flames,￿ Journal of Engineering Mathematics; special issue on Asymptotics in Theory and Applications, vol. 63, 309-326, 2009.
  • Matalon, M., ￿The Effect of Background Turbulence on the Propagation of Large-scale Flames," Physica Scripta, vol. T132, 014038 (7 pages), 2008.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, ￿The Porous-Plug Burner: Flame-Stabilization Onset of Oscillations and Re-stabilization,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 153, 105-118, 2008.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Intrinsic Flame Instabilities in Premixed and Non-Premixed Combustion,￿ Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Invited review Article, vol. 39, 163-191, 2007.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, ￿Dynamics of an Edge-Flame in a Corner Region of Two Mutually Perpendicular Streams,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 31, 929-938, 2007.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, ￿Stabilization and Onset of Oscillation of an Edge-Flame in the Near-wake of a Fuel Injector,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 31, 909-917, 2007.
  • Metzener, P. and M. Matalon, ￿Diffusive-Thermal Instabilities of Diffusion Flames: Onset of Cells and Oscillations,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, 10:4, 701-725, 2006.
  • Rastigejev, Y. and M. Matalon, ￿Nonlinear Evolution of Hydrodynamically Unstable Premixed Flames,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (Invited paper for 50th Anniversary Edition of Journal of Fluid Mechanics), vol. 554, 371-392, 2006.
  • Rastigejev, Y. and M. Matalon, ￿Numerical Simulation of Flames as Gasdynamic Discontinuities,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, 10:3, 459-481, 2006.
  • Buckmaster, J., P. Clavin, A. Linan, M. Matalon, N. Peters, G. Sivashinsky, and F. A. Williams, ￿Combustion Theory and Modeling,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Invited paper in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Combustion Institute, vol. 30:1, 1-19, 2005.
  • Bechtold, J., C. Cui, and M. Matalon, ￿The Role of Radiative Losses in Self-Extinguishing and Self-Wrinkling Flames,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30:1, 177-184, 2005.
  • Lo Jacono, D., P. Papas, M. Matalon, and P. Monkewitz, ￿An Experimental Realization of an Unstrained, Planar Diffusion Flame,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30:1, 501-509, 2005.
  • Cui, C., T. L. Jackson, and M. Matalon, ￿Pulsating Mode of Flame Propagation in Two-Dimensional Channels,￿ AIAA Journal, 43:6, 1284-1292, 2005.
  • Kurdyumov, V. and M. Matalon, ￿Dynamics of an Edge-Flame in a Mixing Layer,￿ Combustion and Flame, 139:4, 329-339, 2004.
  • Antoniou, E. S., J. K. Bechtold, and M. Matalon, ￿A Diffusional-Thermal Theory of Near-Stoichiometric Premixed Flames,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 64:4, 1434-1456, 2004.
  • Cui, C., M. Matalon, J. Daou, and J. Dold, ￿Effects of Differential Diffusion on Thin and Thick Flames Propagating in Channels,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, 8:1, 41-65, 2004.
  • Matalon, M., C. Cui, and J. Bechtold, ￿Hydrodynamic Theory of Premixed Flames: Effects of Stoichiometry, Variable Transport Coefficients and Arbitrary Reaction Orders,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 487, 179-210, 2003.
  • Armendariz, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Marangoni Instability at a Liquid-Vapor Interface of a Burning Thin Film,￿ Physics of Fluids, 15:5, 1122-1130, 2003.
  • Addabbo, R., J. K. Bechtold, and M. Matalon, ￿Wrinkling of Spherically Expanding Flames,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 29, 1527-1535, 2002.
  • Kurdyumov, V. N. and M. Matalon, ￿Radiation Losses as a Driving Mechanism for Flame Oscillations,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 29, 45-52, 2002.
  • Daou, J., J. Dold and M. Matalon, ￿The Thick Flame Asymptotic Limit and Damk￿r￿s Hypothesis,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, vol. 6, 141-153, 2002.
  • Daou, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Influence of Conductive Heat-Losses on the Propagation of Premixed Flames in Channels,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 128, 321-339, 2002.
  • Bechtold, J. K. and M. Matalon, ￿The Dependence of the Markstein Length on Stoichiometry,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 127:1-2, 1906-1913, 2001.
  • Kukuck, S. and M. Matalon, ￿The Onset of Oscillations in Diffusion Flames,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, 5:2, 217-240, 2001.
  • Daou, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Flame Propagation in Poiseuille Flow under Adiabatic Conditions,￿ Combustion and Flame, 124:3, 337-349, 2001.
  • Armendariz, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Evaporation and Combustion of Thin Films of Liquid Fuels,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 435, 351-376, 2001.
  • Matalon, M. and P. Metzener, ￿Premixed Flames in Closed Cylindrical Tubes,￿ Combustion Theory and Modelling, 5:3, 463-483, 2001.
  • Daou, J., M. Matalon, and A. Linan, ￿The Propagation of a Premixed Edge Flame in a Transverse Enthalpy Gradient,￿ Combustion and Flame, 121:1-2, 107-121, 2000.
  • Cheatham, S. and M. Matalon, ￿A General Asymptotic Theory of Diffusion Flames with Application to Cellular Instability,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 414, 105-144, 2000.
  • Vaynblat, D. and M. Matalon, ￿Stability of Pole Solutions for Planar Propagating Flames: II. Properties of the Eigenvalues and Eigenfunctions with Implications to Flame Stability,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 60:2, 703-728, 2000.
  • Bechtold, J. K. and M. Matalon, ￿Effects of Stoichiometry on Stretched Premixed Flames,￿ Combustion and Flame, 119:3, 217-232, 1999.
  • Golovanevsky, B., J. B. Greenberg, Y. Levy and M. Matalon, ￿On the Oscillatory Behavior of Laminar Spray Diffusion Flames: Experiment and Theory,￿ Combustion and Flame, 117:1/2, 373-383, 1999.
  • Mills, K. and M. Matalon, ￿Extinction of Spherical Diffusion Flames in the Presence of Radiant Loss,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 27, 2535-2541, 1998.
  • Huang, Z., J. K. Bechtold and M. Matalon, ￿Weakly Stretched Premixed Flames in Oscillating Flows, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 2:2, 115-133, 1998.
  • Greenberg, J. B., S. Cheatham, and M. Matalon, ￿A Simple Model of a Spray Diffusion Flame: Effects of Heat Loss and Differential Diffusion,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 131:1-6, 277-303, 1998.
  • Mills, K. and M. Matalon, ￿Burner-Generated Spherical Diffusion Flames,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 129:1-6, 295-319, 1998.
  • Matalon, M. and P. Metzener, ￿The Propagation of Premixed Flames in Closed Tubes,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 336, 331-350, 1997.
  • Cheatham, S. and M. Matalon, ￿Heat Loss and Lewis Number Effects on the Onset of Oscillations in Diffusion Flames,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 26, 1063-1070, 1996.
  • Cheatham, S. and M. Matalon, ￿Near-Limit Oscillations of Spherical Diffusion Flames,￿ AIAA Journal, 34:7, 1403-1409, 1996.
  • McGreevy, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Hydrodynamic Instability of a Premixed Flame under Confinement,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 100:1-6, 75-95, 1994.
  • Lozinski, D. and M. Matalon, ￿Combustion of a Spinning Fuel Droplet,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 96:4-5, 345-367, 1994.
  • McGreevy, J. and M. Matalon, ￿The Initial Development of a Tulip Flame,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 25, 1407-1413, 1994.
  • Jackson, T. L. and M. Matalon, ￿Stability of Premixed Flames in Stagnation Point Flow against General Disturbance,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 90, 385-403, 1993.
  • Lozinski, D. and M. Matalon, ￿Thermocapillary Motion in a Spinning Vaporizing Droplet,￿ Physics of Fluids A, 5:7, 1596-1601, 1993.
  • Lozinski, D. and M. Matalon, ￿Vaporization of a Spinning Fuel Droplet,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 24, 1483-1491, 1992.
  • McGreevy, J. and M. Matalon, ￿Lewis Number Effect on the Propagation of Premixed Flames in Closed Tubes,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 91, 213-225, 1992.
  • Tien, J. H. and M. Matalon, ￿Effect of Swirl on Strained Premixed Flames for Mixtures with Lewis Number Distinct from Unity,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 87:1-6, 257-273, 1992.
  • Bottaro, A., P. Metzener, and M. Matalon, ￿Onset and Two-Dimensional Patterns of Convection with Strongly Temperature Dependent Viscosity,￿ Physics of Fluids A, 4:4, 655-663, 1992.
  • Tien, J. H. and M. Matalon, ￿On the Burning Velocity of Stretched Flames,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 84, 238-248, 1990.
  • Kim, Y. and M. Matalon, ￿On the Stability of Near-Equidiffusional Strained Premixed Flames,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 69:4-6, 85-97, 1990.
  • Buckmaster, J. D. and M. Matalon, ￿Anomalous Lewis Number Effects in Tribrachial Flames,￿ Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, vol. 22, 1527-1535, 1989.
  • Matalon, M. and P. Rosenau, ￿A Regularized K-S Equation Describing the Formation of Cellular Flames,￿ Physics Letters A, 133:1&2, 23-28, 1988.
  • Kim, Y. D. and M. Matalon, ￿Propagation and Extinction of a Flame in a Stagnation Point Flow,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 73, 303-313, 1988.
  • Booty, M. R., M. Matalon, and B. J. Matkowsky, ￿A Nonlinear Wave Equation in Nonadiabatic Flame Propagation,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 48:3, 519-535, 1988.
  • Rakib, Z., G. I. Sivashinsky, S. Sohrab, and M. Matalon, ￿Flame Propagation in a Rotating Gas,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, 57:1-3, 37-54, 1988.
  • Bechtold, J. K. and M. Matalon, ￿Hydrodynamic and Diffusion Effects on the Stability of Spherically Expanding Flames,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 67, 77-90, 1987.
  • Eteng, E., G. S. S. Ludford, and M. Matalon, ￿Displacement Effect of a Flame in a Stagnation-Point Flow,￿ Physics of Fluids, 29:7, 2172-2180, 1986.
  • Matalon, M., H .G. Kaper, and G. K. Leaf, ￿The Stability of Plane Flames Attached to a Flameholder,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 43, 271-286, 1985.
  • Matalon, M. and C. K. Law, ￿Gas Phase Transient Diffusion in Droplet Vaporization and Combustion, Errata and Extension,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 59, 213-215, 1985.
  • Chao, B. H., C. K. Law, and M. Matalon, ￿Gas Phase Transient Diffusion in Droplet Ignition,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 59, 43-51, 1985.
  • Matalon, M. and T. Erneux, ￿Expanding Flames May Delay the Transition to Cellular Structure,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, vol. 44, 734-744, 1984.
  • Matalon, M. and B. J. Matkowsky, ￿On the Stability of Plane and Curved Flames,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, vol. 44, 327-343, 1984.
  • Matalon, M. and B. J. Matkowsky, ￿Flames in Fluids: Their Interaction and Stability,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 34, 295-316, 1983.
  • Matalon, M., ￿On Flame Stretch,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 31, 169-182, 1983.
  • Matalon, M. and C. K. Law, ￿Gas Phase Transient Diffusion in Droplet Vaporization and Combustion,￿ Combustion and Flame, vol. 50, 219-229, 1983.
  • Matalon, M. and B. J. Matkowsky, ￿Flames as Gasdynamic Discontinuities,￿ Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 124, 239-259, 1982.
  • Matalon, M., ￿The Steady Burning of a Solid Particle,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 42:4, 787-803, 1982.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Weak Burning and Gas-Phase Ignition about a Carbon Particle in an Oxidizing Atmosphere,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 25, 43-48, 1981.
  • Matalon, M., ￿Complete Burning and Extinction of a Carbon Particle in an Oxidizing Atmosphere,￿ Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 24, 115-129, 1980.
  • Matalon, M. and G. S. S. Ludford, ￿On the Near Ignition Stability of Diffusion Flames,￿ International Journal of Engineering Sciences, vol. 18, 1017-1026, 1980.
  • Matalon, M. and G. S. S. Ludford, ￿Chambered Diffusion Flames for Different Supply Temperatures,￿ Acta Astronautica, vol. 6, 1377-1386, 1979.
  • Matalon, M., G. S. S. Ludford, and J. D. Buckmaster, ￿Diffusion Flames in Chamber,￿ Acta Astronautica, vol. 6, 943-959, 1979.
  • Matalon, M. and G. S. S. Ludford, ￿The Asymptotic Derivation of Isola and S-Responses for Chambered Diffusion Flames,￿ SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, vol. 37, 107-123, 1979.
  • Matalon, M. and S. Schweitzer, ￿Viscous MHD Flow in an Annular Gap-A Magnetic Prandtl Number Expansion,￿ Journal of the Franklin Institute, vol. 297, 259-285, 1974.
  • Matalon, M. and S. Schweitzer, ￿Viscous MHD Flow in an Annulus-A First Order Expansion,￿ Israel Journal of Technology, vol. 11, 395-402, 1973.

Pending Articles

  • Hibdon, J. and M. Matalon, "Temperature-Dependent Transport and Thermal-Diffusion Effects on Diffusion Flame Characteristics"

Invited Lectures

  • "The Turbulent Flame Speed ￿ Recent developments," Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut de Combustion, A￿thermique, R￿tivit￿t Environnement (ICARE), Orl￿s, France, December 2015.
  • "The Turbulent Flame Speed ￿ Recent developments," Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, November 2015.
  • "The Turbulent Flame Speed ￿ Recent developments," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, November 2015.
  • " The Hydrodynamic Theory of Premixed Flames: Laminar to Turbulent Propagation," Fifteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France, April 2015.
  • "Theoretical considerations in the determination of the laminar burning velocity from laboratory flame configurations," New Perspectives for Laminar Burning Velocity, Rouen, France, March 2015.
  • "Recent Developments in the Determination of the Turbulent Flame Speed,￿ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, October 2014.
  • "The impact and extent of the Darrieus-Landau instability on turbulent premixed flames," Advances in the Mathematical Modeling of Combustion Instability, Imperial College, London, UK, September, 2014.
  • "Recent Developments in he Determination of the Turbulent Flame Speed,￿ Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Shanghai University, China, July 2014.
  • "Effects of Folds and Pockets on the Topology and Propagation of premixed Turbulent Flames," Institute for Combustion Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, May 2014.
  • "Recent Developments in he Determination of the Turbulent Flame Speed,￿ Combustion Research Laboratory,
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland, April 2014.
  • "The Turbulent Flame Speed of Wrinkled Premixed Flames," Combustion Research Laboratory, 
Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland, May 2013.
  • "Flame Dynamics in Long Open Channels" invited presentation at a Minisymposium on ￿Multi-Discipline Advances in Combustion Tubes,￿ SIAM International Conference on Numerical Combustion, San Antonio, April 2013.
  • The "Turbulent Flame Speed" ￿of Wrinkled Premixed Flames, Fluid Mechanics Seminar, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, October 2012.
  • The Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames, Mechanical Engineering Colloquium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, October 2012.
  • The Effect of the Darrieus-Landau Instability on the Propagation of Turbulent Premixed Flames, Colloquium on Out-of-Equilibrium Dynamics, Institut de Recherche sur les Ph￿m￿s Hors Equilibre, Marseille, France, June 2012.
  • "Intrinsic Instabilities in Diffusion Flames," 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nashville, Tennessee, January 2012.
  • "Effect of Darrieus-Landau Instability on the Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames," Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK, December 2011.
  • "The Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames, Mathematics and Computer Science Division," Argonne National Laboratory, September 2011.
  • "Modeling Flames Propagation in the Context of a Hydrodynamic Instability", Kolloquiums Thermo- und Fluiddynamik, ETH Switzerland, May 2011.
  • "Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames," Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2011.
  • "Propagation of Wrinkled Turbulent Flames," Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel, March 2011.
  • "Combustion Theory," Workshop on Combustion Science in an Energy-Constrained World, Center for Combustion Energy, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2010.
  • "The Effect of Background Turbulence on Hydrodynamically Unstable Premixed Flames," Workshop on Sprays and Two-Phase Flows, Instituts f￿hnische Verbrennung, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, March 2010.
  • ￿Flame Dynamics,￿ Thirty-Second International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, McGill University, Canada, August 2008, (plenary talk).
  • ￿Propagation of Large-Scale Flames: Hydrodynamic Theory,￿ School of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2008.
  • ￿Modern Trends in Mechanical Engineering,￿ Department of Engineering and Management of Energy Resources, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece, June 2008.
  • ￿Diffusive Thermal Instabilities in Non-Premixed Combustion,￿ Centro de Investigaciones Energ￿cas, Medioambientales y Tecnol￿as (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain, May 2008.
  • ￿A New Look at the Porous Plug Burner Flame,￿ Workshop on Recent Developments in Energy and Combustion Science, Richmond, VA, October 2007.
  • ￿The Effect of Background Turbulence on the Propagation of Large-scale Flames,￿ International Conference on Turbulent Mixing and Beyond, The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, August 2007.
  • ￿Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames￿ Fluid Mechanics Seminar Series, Stanford University, CA, May 2007.
  • ￿The Effect of Thermal Expansion on Flame Dynamics,￿ Fifth US Combustion Meeting, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, March 2007.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Ecole Polytechnique F￿rale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Basic Science, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 2006.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Institut f￿hnische Verbrennun, Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, October 2006.
  • ￿Stabilization and Onset of Oscillation of Edge-Flames,￿ ￿ole Centrale, Paris, France, October 2006.
  • ￿Diffusive Thermal Instabilities in Non-premixed Combustion Systems,￿ Institut de Recherche sur les Ph￿m￿s Hors Equilibre, Universit￿d'Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France, October 2006.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Centro de Investigaciones Energ￿cas Medioambientales y Tecnol￿as (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain, October 2006.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Technion ￿ Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Israel, May 2006.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Israel, May 2006.
  • ￿Diffusive-thermal Instabilities in Nonpremixed Combustion Systems,￿ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Urbana, IL, January 2006.
  • ￿The Nonlinear Development of Large-scale Flames,￿ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Urbana, IL, December 2005.
  • "The Development of Hydrodynamically Unstable Flames,￿ Plenary Talk, Twentieth International Colloquium on Gadynamics of Detonations and Reacting Systems, Montreal, Canada, July 2005.
  • ￿Effects of Heat loss and Differential Diffusion on the Propagation of a Premixed Flame Opposed to or Assisted by an Imposed Flow,￿ American Mathematical Society, 2004 Fall Central Section Meeting, Evanston, IL, October 2004.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Channels,￿ Hiroshima University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Japan, August 2003.
  • ￿Wrinkling of Spherically Expanding Flames ￿ The Development of Hydrodynamic Instabilities,￿ University of Chicago, Department of Mathematics, Chicago, IL, February 2003.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Narrow and Wide Channels,￿ University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Urbana, IL, December 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Narrow and Wide Channels,￿ New Jersey Institute of Technology, Joint Applied Mathematics/Mechanical Engineering Colloquium, Newark, NJ, November 2002.
  • ￿Structure and Stability of Diffusion Flames￿ in conjunction with a program devoted to Dynamique des Fronts R￿tifs, Centre Emile Borel, Institut Henri Poincar￿Paris, October-November 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Narrow and Wide Channels,￿ Rheinisch-Westf￿sche Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Instituts f￿hnische Mechanik, Aachen, Germany, October 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Narrow and Wide Channels, ￿ Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Henri Poincar￿Paris, France, October 2002.
  • ￿Evolution Equations Describing Flame Propagation in Free and Confined Space,￿ SIAM 50th Anniversary Meeting, Minisymposium on Mathematical Problems in Combustion Theory: A tribute to Geoffrey Ludford, Philadelphia, PA, July 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Channels,￿ Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Mechanical & Process Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Channels," Princeton University, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton, NJ, May 2002.
  • ￿Instabilities in Non-Premixed Combustion: Cells and Oscillations,￿ Ninth International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Sorrento, Italy, April 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Channels,￿ University of Notre Dame, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, Notre Dame, IN, March 2002.
  • ￿Flame Propagation in Channels,￿ University of Illinois at Chicago, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Chicago, IL, February 2002.
  • ￿Propagation and Extinction of Premixed Flames in Channels,￿ Beer-Sheva University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Israel, June 2001.
  • ￿The Onset of Oscillations in Non-Premixed Combustion,￿ Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, May 2001.
  • ￿Total and Partial Extinction of Premixed Flames Propagating in Two-Dimensional Channels," Second International Workshop on Combustion Modeling, Veracruz, Mexico, February 2001.
  • ￿The Onset of Oscillations and Cellular Structures in Diffusion Flames,￿ Yale University, Mechanical Engineering Seminar, New Haven, CT, April 2000.

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2008-date
  • Editor in Chief, Combustion Theory and Modeling, 2001-date
  • Board Member, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 2004￿2015
  • Board Member and founder, Combustion Theory and Modeling, 1997-2001

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2014.
  • Vice Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2013.
  • Session Chair on Laminar Flames and Instabilities, 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Baltimore, MD, November 2011.
  • Organizer, Industrial/Government/Academia Workshop on "Science and technology of Environmentally Sound Coal Energy," Illini Center, Chicago IL., February 9, 2010.
  • Session Chair, 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Long Beach, CA., November 2010.
  • Chair, Laminar Flames II, Thirty-third International Symposium on Combustion, the Combustion Institute, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, August 2010.
  • Chair of Propellants and Combustion session PC-12, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 2010.
  • Chair of the Fluid Dynamics prize talk, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2009.
  • Chair Reacting Flows III, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2009.
  • Minisymposium Organizer, Numerical Combustion, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Monterey, CA, 2008.
  • Chair of Invited Speakers & Selection of Minisymposia Committee, 58th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2005.
  • Member of the program committee of the 20th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2005.
  • Organizer and Moderator, Minisymposium on Computational Combustion, International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Norway, April 2004.
  • Colloquium and Coordinating co-Chair for Laminar Flames, Thirtieth International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 2003￿2004.
  • Member of the program committee of the 19th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), Hakone, Japan, 2003.
  • Colloquium co-Chair for Laminar Flames, Twenty-Ninth International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Sapporo, Japan, 2001￿2002.
  • Technical Program Organizer for Propellant and Combustion Sessions, 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Reno, NV, 1999￿2000.
  • Fellowship Committee, American Physical Society, Division Fluid Dynamics, 1999￿2000.
  • Organizing Committee, Annual program on Reactive Flow and Transport Phenomena, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, 1999.
  • Member, Program Committee, 17th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), Heidelberg, Germany, August 1999.
  • Organizer, Workshop on ￿Low Speed Combustion,￿ Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, University of Minnesota, 1999.
  • Chair, Technical Programs Subcommittee, Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 1998￿1999.
  • Member, Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1996-2002.
  • Member, Program Subcommittee for the International Symposia on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, 1990-Present.

Presentations

  • Kumar, S., J. Bdzil, M. Matalon, and D.S. Stewart, "A Multiphase, Multicomponent Model for Combustion in the Titanium-Boron System," 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2012.

Professional Societies

  • Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2014
  • Vice Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2013
  • Science Advisor, United States - Israel Bi-National Science Foundation, 2004-2010
  • Chair, Committee for the selection of the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2008 - 2009
  • Member, AIAA Propellant and Combustion Award Committee, 2000-2004
  • Member, AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award Committee, 2000-2003
  • Chair, Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1999 - 2002
  • Fellowship Committee, Division Fluid Dynamics, 1999-2000
  • Panelist, Science Concept Review Panel for Space Experiment, NASA, December 2002
  • Member, The Combustion Institute
  • Member, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics (IoP)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2007 - 2011
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Honors

  • Fluid Dynamics Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (June 2016)
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (May 2012)
  • Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (January 2010)
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Physics (IOP) (May 1999)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) (November 1995)

Teaching Honors

  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students, Fall 2014
  • UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, Fall 2008

Research Honors

  • Invited Plenary Talk, Fifteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Palais des Papes, Avignon, FRANCE, April 2015
  • Invited Plenary Talk, New Perspectives for Laminar Burning velocity - International Flame Research Foundation, Rouen, FRANCE March 2015
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012
  • Distinguished paper, Laminar Flame Colloquium, 33rd International Symposium on Combustion, Tsinghua University (Beijing), August 2010
  • Invited Speaker, Workshop on Combustion Science in an Energy-Constrained World, Opening Ceremony of the Center on Combustion Energy, Tsinghua University (Beijing), July 2010
  • Center of Advanced Study Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, 2010
  • College of Engineering Caterpillar Professorship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
  • Plenary talk at the 32nd International Symposium on Combustion, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2008
  • Invited plenary talk at the 5th US Combustion Meeting, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA. 2007
  • Invited paper for the 50th anniversary edition of the "Journal of Fluid Mechanics" 2007
  • Invited review article in the "Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics" 2007
  • Lady Davis Professorship, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 2006
  • Invited Plenary talk at the 20th International Colloquium on Gadynamics of Detonations and Reacting Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2005
  • Co-authored an invited paper that assesses accomplishments of theory in combustion in the past fifty years, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Combustion Institute, 2005
  • Invited plenary talk at the 20th International Colloquium on Gadynamics of Detonations and Reacting Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2005
  • Best Paper Award on Propellants and Combustion (AIAA Paper 2003-1016), 2004
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, 1999
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1996
  • Fellow, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics, 1995
  • Isaac Taylor Professorship, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, 1988
  • Continuing Cornell Graduate Fellowship, 1975
  • McMullen Graduate Fellowship - Cornell University, 1975
  • Magna Cum Laude, Master of Science, Tel Aviv University (1973)

Public Service Honors

  • Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2014
  • Science Concept Review, Microgravity Program, NASA Glenn, July 2013
  • Vice Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2013
  • Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2009
  • Vice Chair, Selection Committee for the Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society, 2008
  • Science Advisor, United States - Israel Binational Science Foundation; 2004-2010.