Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, jointly hosted by the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, has taken place at the University Club of Western Australia last week. It brought together combustion scientists, engineers and technologists, especially young researchers, from academia and industry, providing an excellent forum for the presentation of a wide range of papers in all aspects of fundamental and applied combustion science. This symposium has attracted over 140 attendees, making it one of the biggest Australian Combustion Symposium in history. Recent symposia were held in Newcastle (2011), Brisbane (2009), Sydney (2007) and Adelaide (2005).
Dedicated to celebrating the 70th birthday and the exemplary career of Professor Terry Wall AM FTSE, the 2013 Australian Combustion Symposium was themed as “Combustion Research Improving Industrial Productivity”, reflecting the important role of the Combustion Community in modern economies. This symposium was also dedicated to the remembrance of the late Professor Sam Luxton, a remarkable figure in Australian combustion field, who passed away in May 2013.
The Terry Wall Best Student Paper Prize, a perpetual award derived from the generous donations by Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and Professor Terry Wall AM FTSE, was won by Mr Zhezi Zhang of The University of Western Australia. On the other hand, the winners of the Combustion Institute ANZ Section’s traditional Best Student Paper Prizes are Mr Max Warner and Mr Shaun Meares, both from The University of Sydney.
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