Combustion Webinar


Intro: During this unforeseen and difficult time owing to COVID-19, many of us miss the opportunity to interact with each other technically. Led and proposed by Prof. Yiguang Ju (Princeton University), we are organizing the weekly combustion webinar to share our research and create an opportunity to learn from each other. The webinar will use Zoom and open to everyone who is interested in. Registration for the webinar is required using real name and working email. If you would like to participate and have not registered for the webinar before, please email your request to “” to be added to the email list for webinar information distribution.

Committee Member List (click here

                                                                                                             Webinar Schedule

Time Presenter Affiliation Topic/Title Webinar link
May 2nd (U.S EST) 10 am Katharina
University of Bielefeld Combustion science beyond crisis (abstract&bio) Sign up here (link)
May 9th (U.S EST) 10 am Chung K. (Ed) Law Princeton University On Rational Parametric Interpretation of Some Combustion Phenomena (abstract&bio) record:
May 16th (U.S EST) 10 am Liangbing Hu University of Maryland High Temperature Synthesis by Direct Electrification (abstract&bio) record:
May 23rd (U.S EST) 10 am Hua Zhao Brunel University

Combustion Technologies for Zero-emission High Efficiency Combustion Engines (abstract

& bio)



May 30th (U.S EST) 10 am Kelly Senecal Convergent Science The Role of Combustion in our Eclectic Transportation Future (abstract&bio) record:
June 6th Andreas Dreizler Technische Universität Darmstadt Laser Diagnostics in Combustion (abstract&bio) record:
June 13th Thierry Poinsot CNRS Simulation and Control of Renewable Combustion (CV and abstract) record:
June 20th Rolf Reitz U. Wisconsin-Madison The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine (Abstract and Bio) record:–GeDZhM
June 27th Elaine Oran TA&MU Mechanisms and Occurrence of Detonations in Vapor Cloud Explosions (abstract and bio) record:
summer break
Aug. 22nd
Christer Fureby Lund University High Speed Propulsion for Civil Transportation (abstract & bio)
Aug. 29th Markus Kraft University of Cambridge Carbonaceous nanoparticle formation in flames (Abstract&bio) record:
Sept. 12th Jay Gore Purdue University New areas in combustion: artificial intelligence, imaging, and hybrids (Abstract&bio) record:
ppt slides [here]
Sept 19th Paul Ronney University of Southern California Releasing insights from data: quarrying vs. sculpting (Abstract&bio) record:
Sept 26th Henry Curran NUI Galway The Computational Chemistry Consortium: Surrogate Fuel Mechanism Development, Pollutants Sub-Mechanisms and Components Library (abstract&bio)
Oct. 3rd Sili Deng MIT Combustion + X: Attempts, Challenges, and Opportunities
Oct. 10th Fokion Egolfopoulos University of Southern California 100+ Years of Combustion Research and Its Relevance to Applications (Abstract&bio)
Oct. 17th Jim Driscoll University of Michigan Combustion science needed to develop hypersonic aircraft (abstract&bio)
Oct. 24th Paul Palies CFDRC Reacting Swirling Flow Physics (abstract&bio) Link:
Oct. 31st Steven Son Purdue University Blast Off! An Introduction to the Combustion of Solid Propellants and Current Research Directions (abstract&bio)
Nov. 7th Peng Zhao Oakland University From hotspot flame initiation to Li-ion battery thermal runaway (abstract&bio)
Nov. 14th Mike Burke Columbia University Rising Star Lecture: Creating complex reaction models that can extrapolate with quantified uncertainty (flyer)
Nov. 21st Luc Vervisch the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) Rouen Normandy (France) and CNRS Solving the Population Balance Equation for Non-Inertial Particles Dynamics using PDF and Machine Learning: Application to Sooting Flames (flyer)
Dec. 5th Suo Yang University of Minnesota Modeling and Analysis of Sooting Flames: Turbulence, Pressure, and Chemical Kinetics (flyer)
Dec. 12th Jesse Jenkins Princeton University Guiding innovation: using optimization methods to evaluate the design space for novel low-carbon energy technologies (flyer)
winter break
Jan 16th 2021 Burak Atakan University of Duisburg-Essen Engines for Polygeneration (flyer)
Feb 6th 2021 William Roberts KAUST Carbon Capture Technology Development in Saudi Arabia (flyer)
Feb 13th 2021 Jackie Chen Sandia National Lab Towards Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Combustion at the Exascale (flyer)
Feb 20th Stephen Klippenstein Argonne National Lab Advances in Theoretical Chemical Kinetics for Combustion (flyer)
Feb 27th Joseph Lefkowitz Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Ignition in High-speed Flows (flyer)
Mar. 6th Brandon Rotavera University of Georgia
Mar. 13th Stephen Dooley Trinity College Dublin
Mar. 20th Heinz Pitsch RWTH Aachen University
Mar. 27th Bénédicte Cuenot Cerfacs
Apr. 3rd Samuel L. Manzello NIST The Importance of Combustion Science to Unravel Complex Large Outdoor Fire Processes
Apr. 10th (8 am EST) Rob Gordon University of Melbourne
Apr. 17th Fred Dryer Princeton University/University of South Carolina
Apr. 24th (8 am EST) Bassam Dally Adelaide University Hydrogen and Ammonia Adaptation to Industrial Processes
May 1st (8 am EST) Assaad Masri University of Sydney
May 8th (8 am EST) Gus Nathan Adelaide University
May 15th Sotiris Pratsinis ETH Zurich Flame-made gas sensors of high selectivity
May 22nd Nils Hansen Sandia National Lab
Jun 5th Sujith Raman IIT
Jun 12th Epaminondas Mastorakos University of Cambridge
summer break
Sept. 11th Nicolas Noiray ETH-Zurich
Sept. 18th Santosh Hemchandra IISc Bangalore
Sept. 25th Phillip Westmoreland
Oct. 2nd Guillermo Rein Imperial College London
Oct. 9th Jonas Moeck NTNU
Oct. 16th Justin Hardi DLR
Oct. 23rd Johannes Kiefer the University of Bremen Chemometric approaches for evaluating spectra from combustion environments
Oct. 39th Michael Mueller Princeton University
Nov. 6th Josette Bellan Caltech/JPL
Nov. 13th Thierry Schuller Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT)
Nov. 20th Antonio  Marinez Universitat Politècnica de València E-fuels: A pathway to achieve 2030 CO2 horizon
Dec. 4th Tarek Echekki North Carolina State University