Presentations and Videos

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Former CI President Jim Driscoll discusses the scientific mission of The Combustion Institute.

Former CI President Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus discusses the role of The Combustion Institute and the impact of combustion science. 


38th International Symposium on Combustion

Throughout the symposium week of 24-29 January 2021, various lecturers volunteered their time and shared their expertise with the virtual attendees of the 38th Symposium hosted by the Australia New Zealand Section. These consisted of 13 invited lecturers who spoke on highly interesting and applicable topics. Other highlights from the symposium week consist of the Recognition of Awards and Honors, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Below, you can watch some of the presentations from the symposium.

38th ISOC Recognition Ceremony

38th ISOC General Announcements

Watch videos from the 38th Symposium, including the Hottel Lecture, Plenary Lectures, Topical Reviews, and Industry Presentations that participants viewed throughout the week.

Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, Universität Bielefeld, Germany, delivered the Hottel Lecture, titled Combustion in the Future: The Importance of Chemistry.

Prof. Assaad Masri, University of Sydney, Australia, delivered a Plenary Lecture, titled Challenges for Turbulent Combustion.

Prof. Naian Liu, University of Science and Technology, China, delivered a Plenary Lecture, titled Combustion Dynamics of Large-Scale Wildfires.

Dr. Sukesh Roy, Spectral Energies, United States, delivered a Topical Review, titled Advances in Burst-Mode Laser Diagnostics for Reacting and Non-Reacting Flows.

Prof. Junji Shinjo and Prof. Akira Umemura, Nagoya University, Japan, delivered a Topical Review, titled A New LES Approach to Trans-Critical Mixing and Combustion Processes in High-Pressure Liquid-Injectant Engines.

Prof. Raman Sujith, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, delivered a Topical Review, titled Dynamical Systems and Complex Systems Theory to Study Unsteady Combustion.

Prof. Bin Yang, Tsinghua University, China, delivered a Topical Review, titled Towards Predictive Combustion Kinetic Models: Progress in Model Analysis and Informative Experiments.

Mr. Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia, delivered an Industry Presentation, titled Combustion Applications in a Zero CO2 World.

Dr. Keith McManus, General Electric, United States, delivered an Industry Presentation, titled Recent Advances and Challenges in Gas Turbine Combustion.

Prof. Hans-Peter Schildberg, BASF, Germany, delivered an Industry Presentation, titled Unresolved Aspects of Gas Phase Detonations in the Chemical Process Industry.

Prof. Richard Yetter, Pennsylvania State University, United States, delivered a Plenary Lecture, titled Progress towards Nanoengineered Energetic Materials.

Prof. Yiguang Ju, Princeton University, United States, delivered a Plenary Lecture, titled Understanding Cool Flames and Warm Flames.

Dr. Tomonori Urushihara, Mazda, Japan, delivered an Industry Presentation, titled Challenge to Improve the Thermal Efficiency of Automobile Internal Combustion Engine.

View presentations that received the Distinguished Paper Award for each colloquium at the 38th Symposium.

Gas-Phase Reaction Kinetics
Automated theoretical chemical kinetics: Predicting the kinetics for the initial stages of pyrolysis 
Sarah N. Elliott, Kevin B. Moore III, Andreas V. Copan, Murat Keçeli, Carlo Cavallotti, Yuri Georgievskii, Henry F. Schaefer III, Stephen J. Klippenstein

SootNanomaterials, and Large Molecules
Effects of maturity and temperature on soot density and specific heat
Hope A. Michelsen

Diagnostics
Single-shot imaging of major species and OH mole fractions and temperature in non-premixed H2/N2 flames at elevated pressure
Thibault F. Guiberti, Yedhu Krishna, Wesley R. Boyette, Chaobo Yang, William L. Roberts, Gaetano Magnotti

Laminar Flames
The effect of pressure on the hydrodynamic stability limit of premixed flames 
Antonio Attili, Rachele Lamioni, Lukas Berger, Konstantin Kleinheinz, Pasquale E. Lapenna, Heinz Pitsch, Francesco Creta

Turbulent Flames
On the combined effect of internal and external intermittency in turbulent non-premixed jet flames
Michael GaudingMathis Bode, Dominik DenkerYacine BrahamiLuminita Danaila, Emilien Varea

SprayDroplet, and Supercritical Combustion
Combustion of aqueous HAN/methanol propellants at high pressures  
Robert E. Ferguson, Alan A. Esparza, Evgeny Shafirovich 

Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion
Detonation propagation across a stratified layer with a diffuse interface 
CurtisMetrow, Vahid Yousefi Asli Mozhdehe, Gaby Ciccarelli

Solid Fuel Combustion
A new insight into chemical reactions between biomass and alkaline additives during pyrolysis process 
Wei Chen, Kaixu Li, Zhiqun Chen, MingWei Xia, Yingquan Chen, Haiping Yang, Xu Chen, Hanping Chen

Fire Research
An analysis of the stabilization of fire whirls
Shangpeng Li, Qiang Yao, Chung K. Law

Stationary Combustion Systems and Low Carbon Combustion Technologies
Digital twin of a combustion furnace operating in flameless conditions: reduced-order model development from CFD simulations 
Gianmarco Aversano, Marco Ferrarotti, Alessandro Parente

Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines
Detailed measurements of transient two-stage ignition and combustion processes in high-pressure spray flames using simultaneous high-speed formaldehyde PLIF and schlieren imaging
Hyung Sub Sim, Noud Maes, Lukas Weiss, Lyle M. Pickett, Scott A. Skeen

Gas Turbine and Rocket Engine Combustion
Heat-release dynamics in a doubly-transcritical LO2/LCH4 cryogenic coaxial jet flame subjected to fuel inflow acoustic modulation
Charlelie Laurent, Gabriel Staffelbach, Franck Nicoud, Thierry Poinsot 

New Concepts
Kinetic study of plasma-assisted n-dodecane/O2/N2 pyrolysis and oxidation in a nanosecond-pulsed discharge
Hongtao Zhong, Xingqian Mao, Aric C. Rousso, Charles L. Patrick, Chao Yan, Wenbin Xu, Qi Chen, Gerard Wysocki, Yiguang Ju


37th International Symposium on Combustion

View various presentations from the 37th Symposium held from Sunday, 29 July through Friday, 3 August 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

Bord na Móna: A Cultural History of Peat in Ireland

Industry Perspective: Practical applications of combustion kinetics

Industry Perspective: Combustion research needs for everyday life


36th International Symposium on Combustion

Watch videos for the formal welcome and opening of the 36th Symposium, the Hottel Lecture, and the Plenary Lectures that participants attended throughout the week from 31 July through 5 August 2016 in Coex, Seoul, Korea.

Former CI President Katharina Kohse-Hoeinghaus welcomed delegates and formally opened the 36th Symposium on Combustion in Seoul, Korea on Monday, 1 August 2016.

Prof. Thierry Poinsot, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (CNRS and Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse), France, delivered the Hottel Lecture on Monday, 1 August 2016, titled Prediction and Control of Combustion Instabilities in Real Engines.

Prof. Sotiris Pratsinis, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, delivered a Plenary Lecture on Tuesday, 2 August 2016, titled Flame Synthesis of Functional Nanostructured Materials and Devices: Surface Growth and Aggregation.

Prof. Robert J. Kee, Colorado School of Mines (CSM), United States, delivered a Plenary Lecture on Wednesday, 3 August 2016, titled Catalytic Processes for the Conversion of Natural Gas to Logistics Fuels and Chemicals.

Dr. Stephen J. Klippenstein, Argonne National Laboratory, United States, delivered a Plenary Lecture on Thursday, 4 August 2016, titled From Theoretical Reaction Dynamics to Chemical Modeling of Combustion.

Prof. Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre, Finland, delivered a Plenary Lecture on Friday, 5 August 2016, titled Biomass Combustion and Thermal Conversion Technology Development – It is About Chemical Details.