Conference Program

[Update 20/11: The book of abstract for COMBURA2022 can now be downloaded here]

[Update 10/11: The schedule for the COMBURA2022 meeting can now be downloaded here]

On November 23rd, the NVV members meeting will take place in the afternoon followed by the COMBURA symposium dinner.

On November 24th, the conference will consist of first 3 invited lectures followed by lunch with a poster exhibition. In the afternoon, 2 parallel sessions will take place. Complementary refreshments, lunch and farewell reception will be offered throughout to the registered participants.

A book of abstract and detailed presentations schedule will be made available shortly before the conference on this website.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, 23-11-2022NVV Meeting Conference dinner19:00 at the restaurant of the conference venue
Thursday, 24-11-2022Keynote lectures
Lunch and poster session
Parallel sessions
Farewell reception
Exact schedule available here

Invited Speakers

Three keynote lectures are scheduled for November 24th in the morning followed by a panel discussion. These lectures are interlinked by the subject of “Application of advanced diagnostics for combustion research”. The keynote lectures will explain the leading edge and the future requirements of combustion research. These will be given by:

  1. High-speed measurements for short duration experiments in harsh environment. Application
    to high pressure cryogenic combustion for rocket engines.
    By Prof. Dr. Sébastien Ducruix,
    Université Centrale Supélec Paris.

    Sébastien Ducruix is a senior researcher at CNRS, joining the organization in 2000. With a view to understanding and predicting a wide range of combustion dynamics – from ignition to extinction, from flashback to noise, instabilities, and control – he has developed skills in diagnostics, experiments, theoretical derivations, and high-performance computing. His research team is now composed of a dozen researchers and is located at the Laboratoire EM2C, a CNRS laboratory based on the CentraleSupélec campus, Université Paris-Saclay. His research has been funded by national and European agencies and supported by numerous contracts with the aeronautical and space industries, leading to about 60 articles in the top scientific journals. He became Director of EM2C in 2016 after six years as Deputy Director (~90 members). Sebastien is also among the senior faculty at CentraleSupélec, teaching student engineers in the final year before graduation. He has been the Head of the French-German initiative REST on Rocket Engine stability since 2014 and Co-Director of the Paris-Saclay Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 2021.
  2. New developments on laser and optical diagnostics for combustion studies. By Prof. Dr. Yannis Hardalupas, Imperial College London

    Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, followed by PhD at Imperial College London. He was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship for experimental research on combustion of liquid and solid fuels before joining the academic staff at Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College, where he was promoted to Professor in 2009. In 2000, he spent a year at Ricardo Consulting Engineers working on computational models for liquid atomization through a Royal Academy of Engineering industrial secondment award.
    His research covers combustion, heat and mass transfer, liquid atomisation and sprays and the development and application of novel optical and laser diagnostics. The latter led to patents for instruments on powder sizing, planar droplet sizing, nanoparticle sizing and novel imaging devices. His research contributed to gas- and liquid- fuelled land-based gas turbines, coal burners, aeroengines, gasoline and Diesel engines and liquid propellant rocket engines. He also researched spray drying and Cleaning-In-Place processes for the chemical and food industry and ‘nanofluids’ as improved coolants for fusion and fission reactors.
    He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Associate Fellow and member of the technical committee of Propellants and Combustion of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He chairs the Combustion Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, is an Editor of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science and serves at the advisory and editorial boards of Experiments in Fluids and Int. J. of Spray and Combustion Dynamics.
  3. Metal energy carriers: renewable fuels for the future? By Prof. Dr. Philip de Goey, Technical University of Eindhoven

    L.P.H. de Goey is professor of combustion technology at Eindhoven University of Technology and chair of the board of the Metalot Innovation Center. He received his Ph.D. at the Department of Physics of the same university. He was co-editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute and co-authored over 400 scientific publications. In 2010 he received the ‘Simon Stevin Meester’ Award, this is the highest Dutch award in the area of technical sciences, in 2018 he became fellow of the Combustion Institute and in 2020 he was appointed member of the EU academy of sciences and received a prestigious ERC advanced grant on metal fuel combustion.

Conference Topics

Presentations generally related to combustion will take place, including topics related to:

  • Modelling
  • Experimental work
  • Industrial and domestic applications Power to gas/power to fuel
  • Fuel utilization
  • Bio-fuels
  • Flue gas cleaning
  • Carbon capture
  • Boilers
  • Heaters
  • Engines
  • Gas turbines