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

Past Combustion Webinar Archive (here)

How to cite the Combustion Webinar videos? Please use the following format:
Presenter, “webinar title”, the Combustion Webinar, date, youtube link

Example:  Heinz Pitsch, “Hydrogen: A Seemingly Simple Fuel.” the Combustion Webinar, Mar. 20th, 2021,

                                                                                                             Recent Webinar Schedule

Time Presenter Affiliation Topic/Title Webinar link
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 Influence of Functional Groups on Low-Temperature Combustion Chemistry of Biofuels (flyer)
Mar. 13th Stephen Dooley Trinity College Dublin Automatic Creation of highly reduced Combustion kinetic models (flyer)
Mar. 20th Heinz Pitsch RWTH Aachen University Hydrogen: A Seemingly Simple Fuel (flyer)
Mar. 27th Bénédicte Cuenot Cerfacs Numerical prediction of pollutants and soot emissions in turbulent flames (flyer)
Apr. 3rd (8:30 am EST) Samuel L. Manzello NIST The Importance of Combustion Science to Unravel Complex Large Outdoor Fire Processes (flyer)
Apr. 10th Krishna Venkatesan GE Research Gas Turbine Combustion, Current and Future Trends (flyer)
Apr. 17th Sang Hee Won University of South Carolina The Roles of Chemical Kinetics of Liquid Fuels on Near-Limit Combustion Behaviors (flyer)
Apr. 24th Thibault Guiberti KAUST Ammonia combustion from the fundamentals to applications (flyer)
May 1st (8 am EST) Assaad Masri University of Sydney A Perspective on the Atomization and Combustion of Sprays (flyer)
May 8th (8 am EST) Gus Nathan Adelaide University Opportunities & challenges in the transformation of high temperature process heat to net-zero CO2 emissions (flyer)
May 15th Sotiris Pratsinis ETH Zurich Flame-made gas sensors of high selectivity (flyer)
May 22nd Nils Hansen Sandia National Lab
Jun 5th Sujith Raman IIT Complex system approach to investigate and mitigate thermoacoustic instability in turbulent combustors
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
Dec. 11th Li Qiao Purdue University
winter break
Jan. 15th 2022 Huahua Xiao USTC
Jan. 22nd Weiwei Cai Shang Hai Jiao Tong University
Jan. 29th Zhuyin Ren Tsinghua University
Feb 12th Yuyang Li Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Feb 19th Patrick Lynch UIC
Feb 26th Kun Luo Zhejiang University
Mar 12th Hong G. Im KAUST
Mar 26th Christian Hasse TU Darmstadt
Apr. 9th Simon Hochgreb Cambridge University
Apr. 30th Wolfgang Polifke TU Munich Intrinsic thermoacoustic instabilities
May 28th Jeff Bergthorson McGill University Alternative and Metal Fuels