The 2004 autumn meeting of the Combustion Institute (British Section) on Particles in Flames

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The 2004 autumn meeting of the Combustion Institute (British Section) will be held on Monday the 20th of September 2004 at Churchill College (Møller Centre) in Cambridge.

The main themes of the meeting are Nanoparticles in Flames, Material Synthesis, Soot Formation and Particles in Engines; there will be a number of invited presentations from the UK and Europe on these topics. For details please see the programme below.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Combustion Institute an Anniversary Dinner will be held at Churchill College after the meeting.

You are warmly invited to attend and present a poster. Please register as soon as possible; registration is below.

The meeting is organised by Markus Kraft (+44 1223 762784;

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10.00 - 10.30 Coffee, Registration, Poster on display

10.30 - 11.10 Prof. S. E. Pratsinis - Nanostructured Particle Synthesis in Spray Flames (PDF, 91 Kb)
11.10 - 11.20 Discussion

11.20 - 12.00 Prof. P. Roth - Nanoparticle formation in shock tubes and flames (PDF, 11.5 Kb)
12.00 - 12.10 Discussion

12.10 - 12.20 Presentation of Sugden and Hinshelwood Awards

12.20 - 14.00 Lunch and Poster session - Nanoparticles, soot, particulates from engines, etc.

14.00 - 14.30 Annual General Meeting of The British Section

14.30 - 17.00 Short papers (15+5 mins)

14.30 - 14.50 Mike Westwood, Huntsman (Titania particle synthesis)

14.50 - 15.10 Nick Collings, Cambridge (Particles in Engines)

15.10 - 15.30 Roy Crookes, Queen Mary (Measurement of soot particulates in a diesel fuel spray flame at elevated pressures, 16Kb)

15.30 - 15.50 Barry Moss, Cranfield (Model Fuels for Soot Production and Radiation Heat Transfer - Prediction in Kerosene-fuelled Combustors, 15Kb)

break (10 mins)

16.00 - 16.20 Peter Lindstedt, Imperial College (Soot modelling)

16.20 - 16.40 Alan Hayhurst, Cambridge (BaO, MgO and Al2O3 particles)

16.40 - 17.00 Murray Height, ETH (Nano tube flame synthesis PDF, 11 Kb)

17.00 Tea

50th Anniversary Dinner

Upon the realisation that the British Committee of the Combustion Institute was already in existence in 1954, we have decided that we should hold a special dinner at Churchill College after the meeting to commemorate the anniversary.

The dinner will start at 18.30, the price is £35, and partners are welcome.

If you wish to attend please send a cheque for the appropriate amount made payable to “The Combustion Institute (British Section)” to: Markus Kraft, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Chem. Engineering, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3RA.

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available in the College for those wishing to stay. Prices are £68.85 for ensuite accommodation and £51.25 for standard accommodation. Call 01223 336233 or email: to make a reservation.


The meeting will be held in the Møller Centre at Churchill College. Cambridge is readily accessible by air, road and rail. Stansted Airport and London is less than an hour away. The Møller Centre is situated less than 1 mile from the M11 motorway. Detailed directions can be found on the Møller Centre website. Free car parking is available and it is possible to book a room if you wish to arrive earlier to experience Cambridge for the weekend. If so, please contact the Møller Centre reception, phone: 01223 465 500, email:

Bed and Breakfast accommodation is also available in Churchill College. Prices are £68.85 for ensuite accommodation and £51.25 for standard accommodation. Call 01223 336233 or email: to make a reservation.

Trinity College, © Richard West Punting and Jumping, © Richard West


A list of participants can be found here.

Flame generating aluminium nano-particles, © Neal Morgan