The International Sooting Flame (ISF) Workshop is an ongoing, biennial forum. The most recent iteration of the workshop was held from 22 – 23 July 2022, timed to occur before the 39th International Symposium on Combustion that is being held in Vancouver from 24 – 29 July 2022.

It is, “Organised by researchers, for researchers, to develop improved predictive capability of soot in flames of practical relevance through international collaboration between experimentalists and modellers.”

The ISF Committee is, “pleased to have introduced to our sixth meeting a series of prizes for PhD students and early career researchers, both for the best 3-minute presentation and for the best poster. In so doing, we also wish to thank Dr. Benedetta Franzelli (Laboratoire EM2C) and Dr. Zhiwei Sun (The University of Adelaide), for organising both the posters and the awards.”

Prize Winners for the Best Three-Minute Presentations:

6th ISF Workshop 3 Minute Presentation Winners

From left to right: Dr. Georgios Kelesidis, ETH Zurich, for his presentation entitled “Porosity and crystallinity dynamics of carbon black during internal and surface oxidation”, Mohammad Adib, Carleton University, for his presentation entitled “Prediction of mass yield, morphology and composition of soot particles generated by pyrolysis of hydrocarbon”, Prof. Thomas Dreier, University of Duisburg-Essen (Judging Panel), Prof. Christof Schulz, University of Duisburg-Essen (Judging Panel).

You can view Dr. Georgios Kelesidis’ winning presentation here, while Mohammad Adib’s is available here.


Prize Winners for the Best Poster Presentations:

Best Poster Presentation Prize Winners

From left to right: Dr. Med Colket, Consultant to United Technologies Research Centre (Judging Panel), Special Commendation Awardee: H. Maldonado Colman, Special Commendation Awardee: Peng Liu, KAUST, Prize Winner: Una Trivanovic, ETH Zurich, for her presentation entitled “High throughtput generation of aircraft-like soot”, Prof. Bassam Dally, KAUST (Judging Panel).


More information about the workshop can be found on the event’s website.