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Laser Diagnostics in Combustion (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Recent Advances in Laser-Based Diagnostics for Combustion Research and Their Applications


August 5-6, 2017


Mount Snow
West Dover, VT Site Information


Christoph M. Arndt & Dina Hot

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by July 8, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by May 5, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Laser Diagnostics in Combustion is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The latest trends and developments for laser-optical combustion diagnostics, as well as their impact for technical applications, will be discussed during this Gordon Research Seminar. Topics of the seminar will include (but are not limited to) well-established techniques for temperature, species and velocity measurements such as laser-induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry and non-linear spectroscopy as well as novel technologies such as tunable diode lasers for absorption measurements and diagnostics for multi-phase flows.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 5, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Laser Diagnostics in Combustion" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Diagnostic Challenges for Fundamental Understanding of Turbulent Combustion
Discussion Leader: Christoph Arndt (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmRobert Barlow (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Diagnostic Challenges for Fundamental Understanding of Turbulent Combustion"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSoot and Spray Diagnostics
Discussion Leader: Zhiwei Sun (University of Adelaide, Australia)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmRobin Doddema (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Spatially Resolved Species Concentration Measurements in a Pure Heptane and Heptane/Toluene Laminar Diffusion Flame Using Spontaneous Raman Scattering"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmNoud Maes (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Unambiguous Formaldehyde Imaging in Diesel Sprays"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmAnand Makwana (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
"Application of LIF-LII to Investigate the Effects of Premixing on Aromatic Species and Soot Distributions in Laminar Co-Flow Flames at Atmospheric Pressure"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmYogeshwar Nath Mishra (Lund University, Sweden)
"Structured Laser Illumination Planar Imaging Techniques for Reliable Droplet Sizing, Concentration and Thermometry in Sprays"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNovel Approaches for Laser Diagnostics and Modelling
Discussion Leader: Florian Zentgraf (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
9:00 am - 9:20 amChristopher Abram (Princeton University, USA)
"Development and Application of Methods for Characterizing Phosphor Particles for Flow Temperature Measurements"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAndrew Williamson (University of Bremen, Germany)
"Single-Shot Temperature Measurements in Flames by Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Breakdown Monitoring"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amElin Malmqvist (Lund University, Sweden)
"Demonstration and Applications of CW Laser Radar in Combustion Diagnostics"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amTimothy Wabel (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Pseudo-PLIF Measurements Derived from DNS Data of a High-Ka Jet Flame"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmApplication of Laser Diagnostics in Unusual Combustion Environments
Discussion Leader: Timothy Haller (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmPatrick Nau (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
"Temperature and Concentration Measurements in a Gasifier with IR Absorption Spectroscopy"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmJonathan Retter (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Spatially Correlated Temperature, Oxygen, and Fuel Measurements in a Plasma-Assisted Hydrogen Diffusion Flame by One-Dimensional fs/ps Rotational CARS Imaging"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.

This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-17-1-0281. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.
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