Roger Prud’homme is an Emeritus Research Director having previously worked as research director for Laboratoire d’Aérothermique (Laboratory of Aerothermics) and then Laboratoire de Modélisation en Mécanique (Laboratory of Mechanical Modeling) for CNRS – the French national scientific research center. His fields of interest include flames (premixed flame modeling and their behavior in microgravity), two phase flows (droplet combustion with condensation of the products, sound propagation in suspensions, vortex, chock wave structure), and the modeling of fluid interfaces.