The International Combustion Institute has elected L. Douglas Smoot, dean of the College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University, to its board of directors for a second six-year term.

Based in Pittsburgh, Penn., the institute is the premier professional organization in combustion and energy with thousands of members from 45 nations. More than 1,110 participants from 34 countries discussed research at the recent 23rd International Symposium in Orleans, France.Smoot has been active in combustion research for about 30 years. He directs BYU's Advanced Combustion Engineering Research Center, which involves 130 faculty, students and professionals from BYU, the University of Utah and four other universities. The center, with headquarters at BYU, develops basic engineering knowledge to solve national combustion problems.

Smoot is the author or co-author of three books on combustion. He has published six invited review papers and more than 100 papers in prominent journals. The dean has received many honors and awards, including the Governor's Medal for Science and Technology and the BYU Presidential Award.