The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the invited speakers for the 39th International Symposium on Combustion in Vancouver, Canada. 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 scientific topics. A speaker schedule and full presentation titles will be announced in the coming months.

Hottel Lecture 

Marcus Aldén 
Lund University, Sweden
Laser Diagnostics in Combustion 

Plenary Lectures

Olaf Deutschmann 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Heterogeneous chemistry in combustion and energy sciences 
Simone Hochgreb 
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Physics of Reactive Flows 
Deanna Lacoste 
KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Plasma-Assisted Combustion 
Jacqueline O’Connor 
Pennsylvania State University, United States 
Thermoacoustic Combustion Instability

Topical Reviews

Carlo Cavallotti 
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Automation of Chemical Kinetics 
Pascale Domingo 
CORIA-CNRS, Normandie Université, France
Recent Developments in DNS of Turbulent Combustion 
Guillaume Houzeaux and Daniel Mira 
Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Numerical Methods and HPC 
Bart Merci 
Ghent University, Belgium
Numerical simulations of fires in mechanically ventilated enclosures 
Murray J. Thomson 
University of Toronto, Canada
Modeling soot formation in flames and reactors 
Haiping Yang 
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Mechanism of Biomass Pyrolysis

The 39th International Symposium on Combustion will convene in Vancouver, Canada from Sunday, 24 July through Friday, 29 July 2022. The biennial symposium provides a scientific venue for sharing ideas and experiences on the development and applications of combustion science. 

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