In addition to serving as the Technical Editor for the Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Professor Ballal was a senior vice president for the ASME Institutes Sector Board, as well as a member of the board of directors of the ASME–International Gas Turbine Institute, the International Combustion Institute (Central States Section), and the NASA Combustion Research and Development Committee.

In communications with friends and colleagues of Professor Ballal, on one hand, they have expressed admiration for his brilliance, scholarships, leadership skills, and professionalism. On the other hand, they all commented how much they appreciated his friendly and gentle demeanor, which made him so approachable, as well as his willingness to contribute. Reflecting on these features of Dilip's personality, Dr. John Leland, Director of UDRI, commented that: “His technical leadership was matched by his ability to lead and work with his colleagues...

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