Welcome to the website for the

Eastern States Section
of the
Combustion Institute

Please contact the 2016-2019 Executive Board with any suggestions or questions about the section.

The section's activities include a Technical Meeting, the International Symposium in the summer of even-numbered years, and a Joint Technical Meeting of the U.S. sections the following spring (odd-numbered years). The result is three meetings roughly equally spaced over each two-year cycle.

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See Awards for recent section award recipients.


2018 ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting
Eastern States Section of The Combustion Institute



2018 ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting

The Combustion Institute website is open to accept submissions for the 2018 ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania! The deadline for abstract submission is 23:59 EST on Monday, 18 December.

Below is a list of submission dates and colloquia topics.

Manuscript Information:

  • 1 November - Abstract submissions begins
  • 18 December - Abstract submissions deadline (23:59 EST)
  • 20 December - Notification of accepted abstracts
  • 22 January - Paper submissions deadline (23:59 EST)

Colloquia topics:

  • Coal, Biomass, and New Devices
  • Fire
  • Heterogeneous Combustion
  • IC and GT Engines
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Soot
  • Sprays and Droplets
  • Turbulent Flames

For more information, please refer to the ESSCI Spring Technical Meeting on the CI website and the PSU website.


Combustion Institute Members Visit Congress


Twenty-two volunteers of the U.S. Sections of the Combustion Institute organized congressional visits on April 27, 2017, in Washington, DC. They met with the staff of 40 members of Congress from 13 states to discuss the importance of sustained funding of combustion research and education. The volunteers enjoyed brief conversations with Senators Barrasso and Duckworth and Representative Reed.


The main theme communicated was the essential role of federal funding for combustion research and education. The benefits of combustion research were shared, including its impact on topics of national interest such as energy independence, climate, and the economy. Student volunteers discussed specific fellowship programs. The volunteers shared fact sheets on the value of combustion research and offered to serve as a resource should future questions arise. The volunteers were trained and accompanied by AIP, the American Institute of Physics.


Volunteers from all three U.S. sections (Central, Eastern, and Western) participated in the meetings and included 12 students. These volunteers were: Lara Backer, Himanshu Goyal, John Palmore, Perrine Pepiot (Cornell); Emily Beagle (Univ. Wyoming); Abbasali Davani (USC); Thomas Decker (Colorado State); Alison Ferris (Stanford); Brain Fisher, Alfredo Tuesta (Naval Research Lab); Felipe Gomez del Campo (Argonne National Lab); Jose Graña-Otero (Univ. Kentucky); Philip Guerieri, James Quintiere, Peter Sunderland (Univ. Maryland); Timothy Jacobs, Tingting Li (Texas A&M); Jonathan Martin (Univ. Michigan); Michael Mueller (Princeton); Andrew Norris (NASA); Brandon Rotavera (Univ. Georgia); and Chenran Wen (Case Western Reserve).




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Last updated: February 26, 2018