Brian S. Haynes, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia and Past President of The Combustion Institute (2004-2008).

During the opening session of the 37th International Symposium on Combustion, participants are invited to attend the Hottel Lecture. Brian S. Haynes, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia and Past President of The Combustion Institute (2004-2008), will deliver this year’s presentation titled, Combustion Research for Chemical Processing.

Prof. Haynes’ authoritative paper reviews the opportunities and challenges for combustion research directed towards the production of valuable chemicals. The production of heat and power are not considered here – the primary focus is on processes in which the desired products are the combustion products themselves, or products that are created by virtue of reaction in a combustion environment.

The Hottel Lecture is named after the late Hoyt C. Hottel (1903–1998), professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at MIT and co-founder of The Combustion Institute. As the paramount plenary lecture of the Symposium, a distinguished leader in a field of combustion is selected biennially to deliver a presentation.

The 37th Symposium will convene at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday, 29 July through Friday, 3 August 2018. The biennial Symposium provides a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the development and applications of combustion science. CCD is conveniently located in the heart of the city with easy road access and extensive public transportation links that include bus and tram (Luas) lines.

As an internationally recognized site with an active combustion research program, Ireland offers our combustion community world-class opportunities to interact with scientists and companies in an exciting and dynamic environment. Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is officially known in Irish Gaelic as Baile Átha Cliath (pronounced Ballya – Aha – Clia). Originally founded as a Viking settlement in the 8th century, the city has gone through many transitions over the centuries. Dublin has grown into one of Europe’s centers for industry and the sciences, and it earned the prestigious honor of being named the European City of Science in 2012. Though the city has a rich history, its youth and vibrancy offer many attractions to its visitors.

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