Dr. Lignell is an Assistant Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at Brigham Young University. His research area is computational modeling and simulation of turbulent reacting flows with an emphasis on combustion. He performs simulation and modeling research using the one dimensional turbulence (ODT) model, direct numerical simulation (DNS), and large eddy simulation (LES). He received his B.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah in 2001, and 2008. From 2001-2003, he worked as a consulting engineer for Reaction Engineering International. His graduate research was conducted at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Labs where he worked on DNS of soot formation and transport, and flame extinction and reignition. As a post- doctoral researcher, Dr. Lignell worked on the development of the ODT model.