Combustion and Flame, the official journal of the Combustion Institute, chose an original research paper from Yu Zhang as the feature article for the October 2010 issue. Zhang recently finished a PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering in the spring of 2010. The paper, Oxidation of 1-butanol and a mixture of n-heptane/1-butanol in a motored engine, discusses work Zhang completed as a side project while working on his PhD in order to complete an MS in Mechanical Engineering.
A figure from the paper appeared on the journal's cover, and the Editorial Comment discussed the significance of the paper and the meaning of the figure. Co author on the paper was André Boehman, professor of fuel science.