About The Combustion Institute

The Combustion Institute is an international, non-profit, educational and scientific society. Founded in 1954, CI promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world. The International Symposium on Combustion is its world congress and major biennial meeting.

The Combustion Institute directs the publication of two scientific journals, Combustion and Flame, published monthly and the Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, published biennially. Those publications and the affiliated journals, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Combustion Science and Technology, and Combustion Theory and Modeling link to all aspects of energy and combustion science both inside and outside the direct international combustion community.

The Combustion Institute also fosters a wide breadth of scientific activities, including regional scientific conferences, summer schools, lecture series, and stipend programs for early researchers. CI also maintains good relations with other scientific societies. Our international community is dedicated to combustion research as a field of eminent societal importance that cuts across many scientific and engineering disciplines.

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Combustion Colloquia

The international combustion community currently addresses 14 colloquia categories.

Gas-Phase Reaction Kinetics, including the kinetics of hydrocarbons and oxygenated fuels, NOx and SOx, mechanism generation, reduction and uncertainty quantification of reaction systems.

Soot, Nanomaterials, and Large Molecules, including the formation, growth and destruction of soot, PAHs, carbon nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphenes, metal oxides, and other nano-scale matters.

Diagnostics, including the development and application of diagnostic techniques and sensors for the understanding and control of combustion and reacting flow phenomena.

Laminar Flames, including their ignition, structure, propagation, extinction, stabilization, dynamics, and instabilities.

Turbulent Flames, including their ignition, structure, propagation, extinction, stabilization, dynamics, and instabilities.

Assisted Combustion, including the fundamentals of the interactions between combustion processes with plasmas, electric fields, magnetic fields, and catalysts.

Spray, Droplet and Supercritical Combustion, including atomization, combustion of droplets and sprays, and supercritical combustion.

Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion, including DDT, pulse-detonation, constant volume combustion, and scramjet engines.

Solid Fuel Combustion, including fundamental aspects related to pyrolysis, gasification, and ash formation in combustion of coal, char, and biomass, as well as combustion of propellants and metals.

Fire Research, including fundamental aspects of fires, flame spread, combustion suppression, as well as applications to building construction and urban/wildland fires.

Stationary Combustion Systems and Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, including combustion in stationary power generation, fluidized beds, incineration, utility boilers, industrial applications, NOx and SOx reduction, oxy-fuel combustion, chemical looping combustion, and CO2 capture processes.

IC Engine Combustion, including device-specific aspects of fuels research, direct injection, and combustion dynamics (e.g. ignition, quenching).

Gas Turbine Combustion, including gas turbines for propulsion and power generation, as well as device-specific aspects of fuels research and combustion dynamics (e.g. ignition, quenching, thermoacoustics).

Other Combustion and Energy-Conversion Concepts and Systems, including new concepts, combustion in porous media, hydrothermal reaction, and fuel reforming.