The Combustion Institute (Irish Section)

The Combustion Institute is an educational non-profit, international, scientific society whose purpose is to promote and disseminate research in combustion science.

There are some 30 Sections of the Combustion Institute of which the Irish Section is one of the newest. Ireland is affiliated to the Federation of European Combustion Sections which organises the biennial European Combustion Meetings.

The main activity of the Combustion Institute is to organise and run the International Symposium on Combustion. These biennial symposia attract members of the Combustion Institute as well as others interested in combustion from around the world. The synergism produced at these symposia makes them the principal forum for presenting and integrating combustion research results.

Officers, as of January 2013

Chairman Vice-Chair Honorary Treasurer
Prof. John Simmie Prof. Henry Curran Dr. Rory Monaghan
Ordinary Member Ordinary Member Ordinary Member
Dr. Stephen Dooley Dr. John McNamara Dr. Grainne Black


Open to anyone with an interest in combustion research. Typical members include physical chemists, fuel technologists, fluid dynamicists, engine designers, fire scientists, enviromental scientists, mechanical and aerospace engineers, detonation specialists, fire fighters, etc.

Benefits include:


23rd International Symposium on Gas Kinetics Szeged, Hungary July 20-24, 2014
35th International Symposium on Combustion San Francisco, Calif. August 3-8, 2014
10th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers Gaia, Portugal April 7-10, 2015

Contact details

The Combustion Institute (Irish Section)
School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland, Galway
Phone: +353-91-492451; +353-86-805-9948