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Keynote Speakers

Professor Philip Smith, University of Utah, “Achieving Predictivity in Buoyancy-driven flames”

Professor Hideaki Kobayashi, Tohoku University, Japan, “Fundamental Flame Research for Further Applications of High-temperature Air Combustion”

Professor Hartmut Spliethoff, Technical University of Munich, Germany “Research Demand for Future Power Generation with the Focus on Fuel Characterization”

Helmut Tschaffon, E.On, Germany, “The world’s first Coal Fired Power Plant with 50% Efficiency”

Professor John Ward, University of Glamorgan, UK, “The application of artificial intelligence to combustion systems”

Workshop Sessions

Two workshops are planned, one on Solid Fuel Characterization, which is described in more detail in this issue, and one on CFD Benchmarking on IFRF test data, to be described in next’s week’s Monday Night Mail.


The venue for the official banquet and awards ceremony which takes place on Thursday 14 June has now been confirmed as the wondrous Villa Del Presidente in the Parco di Migliarino, at San Rossore, Tuscany’s own eco sanctuary.  It took a great deal of work and a lot of time to secure this very special venue.  Updating our site with relevant titbits should not be as complicated, and conference attendees are invited to check the social events page later this week for more information. http://www.improntesrl.it/ifrf/index.asp?page=social_events.asp