Australian Combustion Symposium
7-9 December 2015, Melbourne

Invited Speakers

Dr. Thierry Poinsot, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, CNRS, France

Thierry Poinsot is the research director of the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (CNRS) in France. He also leads the CFD team at Center for Research and Formation for Advanced Scientific Computations (CERFACS) in Toulouse and is a senior research fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford). He undertook his graduate studies in Ecole Centrale Paris and University of Orsay (Paris XI) and post-doctoral research at the Stanford Center for Turbulence Research.

Dr. Poinsot's research interests are in combustion theory, numerical methods for turbulent and laminar flames, combustion instability, massively parallel simulations of gas turbines, piston engines, rockets and furnaces.

Dr. Poinsot (with Dr Veynante) is the author of the well-known textbook "Theoretical and Numerical Combustion". He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of PRACE-RI and serves as an Associate Editor of Combustion and Flame.

Professor Andrea D'Anna, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Andrea D'Anna is a Professor in the Clean Combustion Research Laboratory at the University of Naples Federico II. He has served as an academic staff at the University of Naples Federico II for 18 years. Prior to this, he was a researcher at the Institute for Research on Combustion of CNR in Naples.

His research interests includes combustion chemistry, mechanism of pollutant formation due to combustion and their effects on health and climate, combustion in diesel engines and a number of other areas relevant to combustion science.

Professor D'Anna is the president of the Italian Section of the Combustion Institute and vice president of CNISM - Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter. In August 2014, he received the Silver Medal of the Combustion Institute awarded for an outstanding paper entitled "Coagulation of combustion generated nanoparticles in low and intermediate temperature regimes : an experimental study" presented at the 34th International Symposium on Combustion.

Professor Min Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Min Xu is a Professor in the Institute of Automotive Engineering within the School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He undertook graduate studies at the University of Hiroshima and post-doctoral research at Carnegie Mellon University. He has also worked in the car industry for 9 years in companies such as Delphi, Ford and Visteon.

His research Interests includes spray and combustion, internal combustion engines, engine energy saving and environmental protection technology, hybrid vehicle engines and vehicle integration and development.

Professor Xu has 13 patents mainly in the area of fuel injection and has received numerous awards including being recognised as a Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) fellow in 2009.

Professor Evatt Hawkes, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia

Evatt Hawkes is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a joint appointment in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and then undertook his post-doctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories prior to joining UNSW.

His research mainly centres on the application of high-fidelity simulation techniques to the turbulent reacting flows that govern the performance of emissions of energy devices. This work ranges from using supercomputers to answer fundamental scientific questions about turbulent combustion and solar thermochemical conversion, through to applied work developing new, cleaner and more efficient engines and solar energy technologies.

He has received numerous awards and recognitions during his career including from the ARC via a Future Fellowship in 2011 and, with JH Chen, from the US DoE via ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) awards in 2012 and 2011 and an INCITE award in 2005. He serves as Advisory Editor for Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, and is a colloquium co-chair for the 36th International Symposium on Combustion.

Dr. Matthew Cleary, University of Sydney, Australia

Matthew Cleary is a Senior Lecturer and a member of the Clean Combustion Research Group in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney. He received his PhD from the University of Sydney and then undertook his post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. Prior to his current position, Dr. Cleary was a Lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQ).

His research fits broadly within the energy disciplines. Specifically he has research involvement related to turbulent combustion simulation, modelling of coal gasification and CO2 capture and novel and advanced methods for numerical modelling of multi-phase flows.

Dr. Cleary has over 12 years research experience in turbulent combustion modelling; including model development, numerical implementation and application.