Professor Wooldridge received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford in 1995. Since her appointment at University of Michigan in 1998, she has received numerous awards for both achievement in engineering and education. She is the director of the Wooldridge Combustion Laboratory at the University of Michigan, which focuses on high-temperature chemically reacting systems which are critical to widespread applications, including synthesis methods for advanced materials, power and propulsion generation, and chemical processing. Professor Wooldridge’s research program spans these diverse areas and focuses on experimental studies to enable major developments in materials, fuel chemistry, and combustion devices. She is also the Director of the Automotive Engineering Program.