Keynote Speakers

5th International Conference on Combustion Science and Processes (CSP’20)



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Dr. Yannis Hardalupas

Dr. Yannis Hardalupas
Imperial College London, UK
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yannis Hardalupas received his Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, followed by a 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.

Topic of Keynote: Combustion for Net Zero Carbon Society
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Dr. lin Ma

Dr. Lin Ma
The University of Sheffield, UK
Keynote Speaker

Professor Ma completed his PhD at the University of Leeds, then took a series of posts at the University before he took up the post of Professor of Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2015 as a member of the University Energy 2050 initiative. He has been working for many years on sustainable energy technologies and in particular on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of various energy processes and a wide range of industrial fluid flow, heat and mass transfer problems. His active research areas include carbon capture from power generation and industrial processes, clean coal/biomass/gas combustion technologies and pollutants formation prediction, fuel related ash deposition, slagging and fouling, future power plant multi-scale and dynamic simulation, etc.

Topic of Keynote: Challenges and opportunities of bioenergy with CCS (BECCS) technologies
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