The First International Workshop

on Flame Chemistry

July 28 - 29, 2012, 

Warsaw, Poland



The 1st International Workshop on Flame Chemistry will be held on July 28-29, 2012 at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland.


The goal of this workshop is to assemble experts in combustion chemistry, flames, kinetic modeling, and diagnostics to identify the gap of knowledge and pathways for the development of predictive high pressure flame chemistry and to establish framework of collaborative research.




With increasing concerns of energy security and climate change, development of alternative fuels and advanced engine technologies using high pressure, low temperature, thermal and compositional stratified flow, homogeneous charge compression ignition, flameless, and non-equilibrium plasma assisted combustion at near flammability limit conditions provide potential approaches to increasing energy conversion efficiency and reducing air pollutant emissions. The recent nuclear accidents in Japan and the progress of shale gas technology further emphasize that combustion will remain as a major energy conversion methodology for even a more extended period than previously forecast. New combustion technologies at extreme conditions often lead to increased flame instability, incomplete combustion, and strong chemistry and transport couplings. As such, it is of great importance to advance fundamental understanding of ignition and flame chemistry at extreme conditions to achieve accurate control of ignition, heat release rate, combustion instability, and flame flashback, and emissions.





The workshop will address the following challenges in flame chemistry,

v  What are the new findings and the major knowledge gaps in understanding flame chemistry at extreme conditions?

v  How to formulate theoretical and experimental strategies to narrow the knowledge gap and to develop better predictive kinetic models?

v  What are the major differences in chemistry between homogeneous ignition and laminar and turbulent flames?

v  How does low temperature chemistry affect ignition and combustion in high pressure HCCI and gas turbine engines?

v  Are the low pressure flame data and transport models sufficient to higher pressures? How can we quantify the fidelity of high pressure flame chemistry and transport data?

v  How can we extract constraining information for model construction from macro measure ignition delay time, flame speeds, and extinction limits?

v  What diagnostics can we apply to high pressure systems?

v  Are current diffusion/reaction models viable at extreme high pressure?

v  Can this workshop formulate collaborative relationship in research and education?

v  Can this workshop make some focused recommendations of the grand challenge topics in flame chemistry to combustion research community?



The Flame Chemistry Workshop is a satellite meeting that should complement the Combustion Symposium Program of the Combustion Institute and avoid conflicts. Accordingly, our policy is that materials presented at the workshop should not duplicate information in formal Symposium papers and oral presentations, although some results may be used in common.




The Workshop Program includes four invited lecture sessions, one poster session, and two panel discussion sessions.



Interested delegates and students are welcome to participate in this workshop. Due to the limitation of facility, the total participation number is limited to 80 people. If you would like to present a poster at the workshop, please complete your registration form online and send the following information by June 15, 2012 to yju@princeton.edu

  • Name, affiliations, email address
  • Title of poster presentation
  • A brief abstract





Early Bird Registration

June 15, 2012





The Workshop Proceedings will be made available at this website, and will include presentation slides, a summary of the major discussion topics, research topic recommendation, and directions for collaborative research.


Sponsors Acknowledgment

The workshop organization committee appreciates the financial support from AFOSR European Office of Aerospace Research (EOARD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Science Foundation (NSF), and The Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center (CEFRC) established by the US Department of Energy (DOE).