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Combustion of fossil fuels currently provides 85 percent of the United States energy needs and it is anticipated that combustion will continue to be the predominant source of energy for the near and middle terms. Continued interest in technological innovation for combustion systems is driven both by regulatory demands requiring more fuel efficient and cleaner combustion processes and by the progressive emergence of alternative fuels as replacements of crude oil. The technical challenges found in the design of fuel flexible, fuel efficient and non-polluting systems have led in turn to a renewed focus on combustion research.

Combining the joint efforts of its several combustion research groups spread across the Departments of Aerospace, Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering, the University of Maryland is hosting the Fall 09 Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute (ESSCI) on October 18-21 in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building.

The Combustion Institute is the premier scientific society in Combustion Science and the Fall Meeting of the ESSCI is a prestigious regular event that is drawing together approximately 150 combustion researchers from academia, government laboratories, private corporations and government funding agencies.

This event is also providing a unique opportunity to promote the UMD students and Faculty through the presentation of the combustion research activities that are taking place at the University. The program includes participation and presentations from 9 Faculty members and more than 20 Graduate students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering. For more information, visit the Meeting web site at http://www.essci-fall09.umd.edu/.

For more information, contact:

Arnaud Trouvé
Chair of the Arrangements Committee, Fall 09 ESSCI Meeting
Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland
Phone: (301) 405-8209 or email: atrouve@umd.edu

October 17, 2009


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