Future Combustion Research to Mitigate Carbon Emissions
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Maryland, April 26-27, 2017
Combustion research has a rich heritage in addressing societal needs. In the 1970s, combustion research sought to alleviate smog and acid rain problems. In the 1980s, ozone depletion concerns and health hazards of particulate matter (PM) emissions were addressed through combustion research. In the 1990s, combustion techniques were developed to reduce nitric oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions to meet stringent clean air regulations. Combustion of domestically produced biofuels to reduce reliance on imports received significant attention at the turn of the 20th century.
Looking forward, combustion science must provide stewardship to solve mankind’s problems of energy and environment. This NSF sponsored workshop will bring together scientists and engineers in combustion related fields to generate new ideas to pursue innovative research to mitigate carbon emissions.
Workshop discussions and ideas will be documented in a report that will be prepared with input from all of the participants, although the organizers will take the key role. The report will be disseminated widely to the technical community and will be posted on Combustion Institute website. We expect that these outcomes of the workshop will have a major effect on future combustion research.
Ajay K. Agrawal
Email: email@example.com Phone: (205) 348-4964 http://agrawal.people.ua.edu
Professor Ajay K. Agrawal
Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama
Professor Derek Dunn Rankin
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California at Irvine
Professor Arnaud Trouve
Professor, Department of Fire Protection Engineering,
Affiliate professor in Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Selection of Participants
Application to Participate has closed at this time.
Workshop participants were selected based on application and research interests, to ensure equitable representation across topical areas. Invited participants consist of a mix of senior and junior professionals, as well as some students. The total number of participants including invited speakers, organizers, program managers, key decision makers, etc. is about 60.
Selected participants will be eligible to receive allowance of up to $250 to partially cover the travel costs (about $1000 for invited speakers); mainly the extra day of lodging following the 10th National Combustion Meeting.
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