The Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
While research and development efforts are rapidly advancing the deployment of renewable energy technologies, combustion remains the primary energy production method for most of the world. To reduce the harmful effects of combustion byproducts on human health and the global climate, scientists and engineers must understand the complex physical and chemical processes governing the combustion of various fuels in relevant environments. Optical diagnostics are widely utilized to characterize the spatiotemporal evolution of combustion processes via nonintrusive measurements in both fundamental experiments and applied environments such as gas turbines, internal combustion engines, and rocket engines. Furthermore, these optical diagnostic techniques are well suited to study additional energy-related processes including catalytic conversion and energy storage.
This meeting will focus on recent advances in developing and applying laser-based optical sensing techniques to study combustion and energy technologies. Topics will include diagnostics for key combustion parameters (e.g., temperature, pressure, velocity, soot, species concentrations and distributions), overcoming challenges in practical environments, and improvements in measurement sensitivity and resolution.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 2, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.