The Combustion Institute
Quarterly newsletter for the advancement of combustion science
Vol. 3, No. 2 - April 2018
Symposium Update from the Program Co-Chairs

As program planning continues for the 37th International Symposium on Combustion, there is a lot of news to share:

1. We encourage members around the world to register by the early bird deadline of 23:59 PDST, 1 May 2018. Increased tourism is expected in Dublin this summer. Early registration will allow you to select your choice of accommodations.

2. Work-in-Progress (WIPP) submissions are due April 26, 2018! The WiPP submissions website is open for one page abstracts. WiPP authors can submit their abstracts to the 13 colloquium categories or to a new Education and Outreach colloquium. The symposium program features an increased prominence of the poster sessions with an increased session duration alongside the coffee breaks, and ample, comfortable ambience for discussion.

3. The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce a record number of 1,610 papers were submitted for the symposium. A total of 650 papers were selected for presentation, with an overall acceptance rate of 40% spread across 13 colloquia. Because of the increased number of presentations, we have made the decision to limit each presentation to 20 minutes. We also added a 10th parallel session to each day of the week.

4. During the 36th Symposium in Seoul, the new Industry Perspectives panel discussions were well received. We therefore decided to continue this tradition. Working with the Industry Relations committee of The Combustion Institute, we arranged two panel discussions during the Dublin meeting. We are also pleased to announce that one of the topical reviews will be followed by a panel discussion that includes experts from academia and industry. More details will come in the coming weeks as The Combustion Institute finalizes the program schedule.

Symposia provide our community a venue for sharing scientific ideas and experiences. We’re looking forward to forging new connections and reigniting old friendships. See you in Dublin!

‒Heinz Pitsch and Hai Wang, Program Committee Co-Chairs

CI Announcements and Events

2018 Winner: Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award - The Combustion Institute and Elsevier, with the assistance of an award committee, have selected Nicolas Noiray, Assistant Professor, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, to receive the third annual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award and prize of US $10,000. Dr. Noiray has received this prestigious award for his significant contributions and research in combustion dynamics, thermo-acoustic instabilities, and gas turbine combustion engineering.

Inaugural Class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute Elected - The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural class of Fellows of The Combustion Institute. As dedicated members of the international combustion community, the 125 elected Fellows are recognized by their peers as distinguished for outstanding contributions to combustion, whether it be in research or in applications. This lifetime honorific title confers no special rights, privileges or duties.

Combustion Institute-Summer Schools Proposal Deadline Extended The proposal deadline for 2019 Combustion Institute-Summer Schools has been extended to 31 May 2018 from the previous deadline of 31 March to ensure the best possible proposals are submitted for evaluation. Universities, CI Sections, and other qualified organizations are encouraged to submit a proposal in accordance with the defined guidelines.

Vote in Upcoming Board of Directors Election - The Combustion Institute Board of Directors Nomination Committee is assembling a slate of 18 candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors election. Members who wish to vote in the election must ensure their account is active on the CI Account Management System (AMS) no later than 30 April 2018. New section members who did not vote in the 2016 election are encouraged to register for an account.

President’s Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce that Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, former CI President (2012-2016) and professor of chemistry at Universität Bielefeld, Germany, has been presented with the President’s Certificate of Appreciation. The award recognizes excellent service and outstanding contributions to The Combustion Institute.

CI Member Receives Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award - Subith Vasu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, University of Central Florida, United States, has been selected by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as a 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award recipient. The award recognizes and honors those young educators who are successfully preparing engineers for meeting the challenges that face society.

Three CI Members Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce three CI members have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). On Wednesday, 7 February 2017, the NAE announced its election of 83 U.S. members and 16 international members. Congratulations to Jacqueline Chen, Ann Karagozian, and Timothy Lieuwen for this recognition of their scientific achievements.

Submit News on Combustion Advancements and Awards - The Combustion Institute seeks news about advancements in combustion research and major scientific awards bestowed upon members of our international community. The increased consumption of scientific information through the growing adoption of web-based technology has provided CI the opportunity to quickly and effectively promote advancements within the international combustion community and beyond.

International Symposium on Combustion
Registration Open: 37th International Symposium on Combustion - The registration platform is now open for the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland. Accommodations, tours, and social events are available as part of the registration process. The Combustion Institute encourages members to register prior to the early registration deadline of 1 May 2018. Increased tourism is expected in Dublin during July and August.

WiPP Submissions Open: 37th International Symposium on Combustion - The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the submissions website is open for one-page abstracts regarding Work-in-Progress Posters (WiPPs) for the 37th International Symposium on Combustion. WiPP authors can submit their abstracts to the 13 colloquium categories defined in the call for papers, or they can submit to a new Education and Outreach colloquium. Submissions must be received by the deadline of 23:59 PST, 26 April 2018. WiPP authors will be notified of decisions concerning WiPPs by 4 May 2018. Download the WiPP Abstract Submission Instructions for assistance.

Invited Speakers and Presentations: 37th International Symposium on Combustion - The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the presentation titles for the invited speakers scheduled during the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout symposium week, experts in their respective fields will give plenary lectures and topical reviews on advancements in combustion science.

Advancements in Combustion

Combustion Scientists Observed Formation of Highly Oxygenated Molecules - Member scientists of The Combustion Institute have directly observed the formation of highly oxygenated molecules, the difficult to identify intermediate products of auto-oxidation reactions relevant to combustion and atmospheric chemistry. The new observations have given researchers a better understanding of auto-oxidation reaction mechanisms, and how that knowledge could lead to reduced air pollution and improved climate models.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Reaction Kinetics - The authoritative paper, Quantitative HNO detection behind shock waves, presents the first Nitroxyl (HNO) absorption measurements behind shock waves, a key species in NOx flame chemistry. The paper’s research targets on direct measurements of rate constant data that are relevant for modeling NOx formation in flames.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Fire Research - The authoritative paper, Oxygen index effect on the structure of a laminar boundary layer diffusion flame in a reduced gravity environment, explores the effects of the oxygen index (OI) on the structure of Laminar Boundary Layer Diffusion Flames (LBLDF) under microgravity conditions. Research focused on the influence of the oxygen index, the oxidizer flow velocity, and the fuel injection velocity on the flame geometry, characterized by the stand-off distance, flame length and the soot production.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Diagnostics - The authoritative paper, Single-shot 3D flame diagnostic based on volumetric laser induced fluorescence (VLIF), explores methods to obtain three-dimensional measurements of turbulent flames. The research described in the paper was motivated by the environment and energy sustainability issues.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion - The authoritative paper, The dependence of Ammonium-Nitrate Fuel-Oil (ANFO) detonation on confinement, explores methods to better measure the variation of ANFO detonation behavior and determine if models could be developed to better predict those variations.

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