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. During the opening session, participants will attend the Hottel Lecture, named after the late Hoyt C. Hottel (1903–1998), professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, and co-founder of The Combustion Institute.

Refer to the listing below for invited speakers (in alphabetical order) and their presentation titles. A speaker schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.


Hottel Lecture

Brian Haynes
The University of Sydney, Australia
Combustion Research for Chemical Processing


Plenary Lectures

Henry Curran
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Developing Detailed Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms for Fuel Combustion

Ahmed Ghoniem
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Combustion Technologies for Low Carbon Energy: Fundamentals, Modeling and Reactors

Hideaki Kobayashi
Tohoku University, Japan
Science and Technology of Ammonia Combustion

Christof Schulz
Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Gas-Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials: Challenges to Kinetics, Diagnostics, and Process Development


Topical Reviews

Juan Adánez
Spanish National Research Council, Spain
Future Needs for Chemical Looping Combustion Chemical-looping Combustion: Status and Research Needs

Simone Hochgreb
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mind the Gap: Turbulent Combustion Model Validation and Future Needs

Shuiqing Li
Tsinghua University, China
Measurements and Modelling of Oxy-fuel Coal Combustion

Venkat Raman
University of Michigan, United States
Emerging Trends in Numerical Simulations of Combustion Systems


The 37th Symposium will convene 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. As an internationally recognized city, Dublin offers our combustion community world-class opportunities to interact with scientists and companies in an exciting and dynamic environment.

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