The contact group combustion is an informal network between the groups active in combustion in Delft, Eindhoven, and Twente, bringing together the researchers in the Netherlands in an international context. The combustion topic is interpreted in a broad sense and covers solid, liquid and gaseous (fossil and renewable) fuels. About every three years the contact group Combustion organizes the JMBC course on Combustion, bringing PhD students and other academic and industrial researchers to the forefront of experimental, theoretical and numerical research on fundamental and applied combustion. The latest edition took place in January 2019, and was organized in association with ERCOFTAC.
Since many years the JMBC groups also play an important role in the organization of the annual COMBURA symposium. This symposium is the major annual event in the Netherlands for exchange of information on combustion research and its applications. Its goal is to enhance the mutual collaboration between the different academic and industrial researchers and to interest more industrial parties for the fundamental research on combustion. In 2019, COMBURA took place in Soesterberg on 9 – 10 October. The theme of Combura 2019 was ‘Sustainable fuels for energy and transportation’. Keynote lectures were given by dr. Jaap Kiel, (ECN-TNO), Prof. Sebastian Verhelst (Ghent University and Lund University), and Dr. Ruud Eggels (Rolls-Royce Deutschland), embedded in an interesting program of oral and poster presentations on the research by the participants.
Contact : Dr.ir. RJM Bastiaans (TUE), Dr.ir. JBW Kok (UT), Dr.ir. JA van Oijen (TUE), Prof.dr. DJEM Roekaerts (TUD).