Dr. Jay P. Gore is the Director of the Energy Center in Discovery Park. He is also the Vincent P. Reilly Professor in Mechanical Engineering. He served as a Research Fellow in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland prior to joining Purdue as an Associate Professor. Dr. Gore received early promotions to the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering and to the Chair Professorship. Jay is a past Chairman of the Central States Section of the International Combustion Institute and the ASME K11 Committee on Heat Transfer in Fire and Combustion. He has served as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He was the U.S. Editor of the 28th International Combustion Symposium. Dr. Gore currently serves as an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal. He has received the Best Paper in Heat Transfer Literature Award from ASME and a Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has also received Faculty Fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Education and the U. S. Department of Energy.