June 14, 2016 — More than 50 graduate students, industry experts, and academic researchers from across Canada and around the world attended the week-long Combustion Institute Summer School program hosted by Professor Murray Thomson. The program was held at the University of Toronto in conjunction with the NSERC CREATE Program in Clean Combustion Engines and The Combustion Institute, from May 30 to June 3.
The week-long program brought together graduate students from around the world to learn international from top experts in combustion science and design to share their own research with others. Topics of particular interest included energy efficiency, air pollutants, and alternative fuels. The program allowed the students to complement their graduate research training with presentations on state of the art of combustion science and industrial design, discussions on new technologies and current research directions, and lectures on public policy and professional skill development.
The program began with a meet and greet with students and industry speakers. During the week, graduate students attended seminar talks on: turbulent combustion, chemical kinetics, laser diagnostics, alternative fuels, gas turbine engines, reciprocating engines and life cycle assessment. As part of the week, the students engaged in a leadership development workshop with ILead, a research poster session, and a tour of Toronto during their downtime.
“The students greatly benefited from listening and interacting with some of the world’s top experts in combustion science and design. Many of the students contacted us afterwards to thank us for the high quality of the program,” said Professor Thomson, Director, NSERC CREATE in Clean Combustion in Engines.
The program would also like to thank NSERC, the Combustion Institute, the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and Ryerson University for their generous support.