Scientific program


This International Symposium has several major objectives :
to promote communication between researchers, designers, and manufacturers regarding state-of-the-art approaches in the field of energetic materials, like propellants, explosives, and fuel or oxidizer ingredients; to discuss new and improved safety techniques in the combustion of energetic materials; and to recommend future directions for research in combustion and chemical reaction systems.

The Symposium will also address several pressing global issues :
the resolution of environmental issues in the combustion of energetic materials; the need for economical utilization of finite fuel resources; the production of power using existing or newly synthesized energetic materials; and the development of adequate techniques for disposal of surplus propellants and explosives for demilitarization purposes.


• Nano Technology and Innovative Methods in Energetic Material (EM) Development
• Synthesis & Characterization of EMs
• Formulation, Processing, and Manufacturing of Energetic Materials
• Insensitive Munitions
• Hazard Reduction and Safety Aspects
• Theoretical Modeling and Numerical Simulation for Chemical Propulsion (CP) and EM
• Performance Evaluation of EMs
• Aging, Stability, and Compatibility
• Recycling, Disposal, and Environmental Aspects
• Test Methods and Diagnostic Techniques in CP and/or Combustion of EMs
• Ignition and Initiation Processes
• Detonation and/or Deflagration Processes
• Thermobarics and Thermites
• Innovative Rocket Propulsion Techniques
• Rocket Thermal Protection Materials
• Environmentally-Friendly “Green” Propellants
• Commercial Applications of EMs
• Performance of Advanced Propulsion Systems

Invited Speakers

Prof. Sébastien Candel of Ecole Centrale Paris, EM2C Laboratory, CNRS, France. Structure and dynamics of cryogenic flames under transcritical conditions

Dr. Bryce Tappan of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA. Reactions of Powdered Al in Combustion and Explosions With Carbon Dioxide or Water

Dr. Helmut K. Ciezki of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Lampoldshausen, Germany. Advanced Liquid and Gelled Propellants for Rocket and Ramjet Propulsion

Prof. Jimmie Oxley of the University of Rhode Island-Dept. of Chemistry, USA. Explosive Detection: How We Got Here and Where are We Going

Prof. Tao Zhang of Dalian Institute of Chemistry and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Catalytic Decomposition of Propellants: Nitrous Oxide, Hydrogen Peroxide

Dr. Josette Bellan of Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, USA. Modeling and Numerical Simulations of Multi-Species High-Pressure Flows

Dr. Alexander Gromov of Ohm University, Nürnberg, Germany. Nanometals in energetic systems: achievements and future

Dr. Arif Karabeyoglu of Space Propulsion Group (SPG), USA. Challenges in the Development of Large-Scale Hybrid Rockets

Prof. Jean’ne M. Shreeve of Dept. of Chemistry, University of Idaho, USA. Ionic Liquids as Hypergolic Fluids

The official language of the Symposium Scientific Program is English. There will be no simultaneous translation during the Symposium. Support services will be available in both English and French.

Schedule of Technical Program


Program at a glance



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