Vol. 2, No. 4 – October 2017

CI Announcements and Events

2018 Combustion Institute-Summers Schools Approved– The Combustion Institute has recently approved three programs for the 2018 Combustion Institute-Summer School (CI-SS) initiative. Based on a strict review of submitted proposals, three comprehensive programs were approved for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, Princeton University, United States, and Tsinghua University, China.

October 2017 Board of Directors Meeting Announced – The Combustion Institute Board of Directors will convene a regular meeting on 26 October 2017. Several topics are on the agenda, including membership growth, meeting registration opportunities, and symposium site guidelines.

 Call for Nominations: 2018 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award – The Call for Nominations has been released for the third annual Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award. The Combustion Institute and Elsevier will bestow the award and prize of US $10,000 upon an early career researcher who has advanced a specific field of research within four to ten years of completing a doctoral degree or equivalent.

Matthias Ihme Delivers Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecture Series in China– Professor Matthias Ihme, Stanford University, United States, visited and delivered lectures at six institutions in China, supported by The Combustion Institute Bernard Lewis Visiting Lecturers Fellowship. From 11 June through 25 June 2017, Prof. Ihme visited colleagues from the Chinese combustion community to share his expertise and foster scientific interactions.

Gold Medals Call for Nominations Coming in November- The Call for Nominations for the 2018 Gold Medals of The Combustion Institute will be released in November 2017. Every two years, the international combustion community recognizes major contributions to the advancement of combustion science with the awarding of four gold medals. Please visit CombustionInstitute.org in November to download the Call for Nominations and learn more about the submissions process.

 Board of Directors Call for Nominations Coming in November– The Call for Nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors election will be released in November 2017. Every two years, The Combustion Institute membership has the opportunity to nominate and elect new directors for six-year terms from a slate of candidates assembled by the Board of Directors Nomination Committee. Please visit CombustionInstitute.org in November to download the Call for Nominations and learn more about the submissions process.

Seventh Fuel and Combustion Conference of Iran– The Seventh Fuel and Combustion Conference of Iran (FCCI-2018), in collaboration with universities, research centers, and fuel and combustion industries, will convene 13 February through 14 February 2018 at Sharif University of Technology, Iran.

Elsevier Editorial System Open for Symposium Manuscript Submissions – The Elsevier Editorial System (EES) is open for manuscript submissions in regards to the 37th International Symposium on Combustion. The deadline for submissions of completed works is 23:59 PST, 30 November 2017. Authors should download the Call for Papers and the Instructions to Authors for Manuscript Preparation to ensure manuscripts are ready for submission and review.

 Social Program Announced for the 37th Symposium– The Combustion Institute is pleased to announce the social program for the 37th International Symposium on Combustion in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout symposium week, the international combustion community has the opportunity to establish new scientific collaborations and reignite lifelong associations through several social events.

Advancements in Combustion

NASA Research Announcement Solicits Combustion Science Proposals– The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released Appendix D of the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH17ZTT001N, entitled, Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System. This NRA solicits ground-based research proposals from established researchers and graduate students to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system, an online database of completed physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station (ISS), Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

NSF Removes Deadlines for the Combustion and Fire Systems Program– The National Science Foundation (NSF), United States has announced the removal of deadlines for the Combustion and Fire Systems Program in the Division of Chemical, Biological, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET). Combustion scientists and practitioners are encouraged to read the Dear Colleague Letter that was released on 27 July 2017.

New Textbook Edition Released: Numerical Simulation of Power Plants and Firing Systems – The third edition of Numerical Simulation of Power Plants and Firing Systems has been released as a university textbook and reference for professionals of power plant and process engineering industries. The editors, Professors Heimo Walter, Technical University Vienna, Austria, and Bernd Epple, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany, have combined mathematical and, in particular, numerical methods with the modelling of complex problems in process engineering.

 2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Gas Turbine Combustion – The authoritative paper, A method to identify thermoacoustic growth rates in combustion chambers from dynamic pressure time series, explores thermoacoustic instabilities in high performance combustion chambers at given targeted operated conditions. The scientific team’s research quantifies the strength of a thermoacoustic self-sustained oscillation, its linear growth rate, as mentioned in the title.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Laminar Flames– The authoritative paper, Stabilization and extinction of diffusion flames in an inert porous medium, explores combustion in inert porous media. These types of combustion practices are used in many commercial applications, such as industrial heaters, waste disposal systems, and heat recirculators, and typically operate in the diffusion flame regime. Studies have reported that the confined flames resulting in such systems present temperatures lower than the comparable flames in gaseous systems. This research could lead to lower emissions of potentially hazardous combustion products.

2017 Distinguished Paper Awarded: Formation and Control of Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases– The authoritative paper, Soot, organics, and ultrafine ash from air- and oxy-fired coal combustion, explores environmental issues (unintended or beneficial) associated with developing air pollution control technologies. Coal combustion in an oxygen-carbon dioxide environment is notably different than combustion in oxygen-nitrogen (air). While previous research efforts have focused on issues involving suppressed ignition, flame stability, and heat transfer, far fewer studies have looked at the environmental impacts.