2020 Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion


The application is currently closed due to the COVID-19 situation. Please see below a message from the Program Organizer.


Dear Students and Colleagues,

As you know, in response to efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, many academic institutions have adopted remote instruction. Princeton will adopt this practice for all classes and seminars for the entire Spring term, starting from next week, in addition to travel restrictions and restrictions on gatherings (https://www.princeton.edu/content/covid-19-coronavirus-information). This of course implies that our summer school, scheduled for June 14-19, cannot be held on campus in person. This outcome should not be a surprise with the recent developments in the ferocity of the virus. In fact, it is a relief from holding it under the cloud of uncertainty.

We have been thinking of options forward. First, we can organize a virtual session, consisting of recorded lectures selected from previous sessions. This can be done easily and can be made accessible to all at no cost. Some enrichment features can be implemented to make the session more “formal” (e.g., a career panel, etc.). In addition or alternatively, we can move the physical session to sometime later in the year when the virus spread is over. The challenge here is to identify a time slot to accommodate most attendees. Perhaps a shorter session, say a long weekend of three days, may work. We will keep you updated regarding the new schedule of the 2020 summer school. Please also keep an eye on our website.

Thanks again for applying to the 2020 Princeton Summer School on Combustion, and we wish you good health and all the best.

Best regards,
Chung K. Law, Robert H. Goddard Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Program Organizer, 2020 Princeton-Combustion Institute Summer School



Our Mission

To provide the next generation of combustion researchers with a comprehensive knowledge in the technical areas of combustion theory, experiment, computation, fundamentals, and applications.

Academic Program

The 2020 session is scheduled for June 14 to June 19, 2020. Participants will select two (one from morning session and one from afternoon session) from the following courses (see descriptions here):

Morning Session

  • Combustion Chemistry by Professor Alison Tomlin, University of Leeds, UK
  • Turbulent Combustion by Professor Epaminondas Mastorakos, University of Cambridge, UK, and Professor Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, University of Toronto, Canada

Afternoon Session

  • Dynamics of Combustion Waves in Premixed Gases by Professor Paul Clavin, Aix-Marseille Université, France
  • Advanced Laser Diagnostics in Combustion Research by Professor Mark Linne, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Frontiers in Combustion Methodologies by Professor Yiguang Ju, Princeton University, USA, and Professor Tianfeng Lu, University of Connecticut, USA


Program Dates

Arrival & Orientation/ Welcome Reception

The summer school will begin with an orientation and welcome reception on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 6:30pm. Staff will be available prior to the reception from 1:00-5:00pm for check-in to dormitory rooms. Participants may also arrange for early arrival and check-in on Saturday, June 13, 2020 for additional lodging charge.

Class Schedule

Classes will be held from Monday, June 15, 2020 through Friday, June 19, 2020.

Summer School Celebration Dinner

The summer school will host a celebration dinner for all lecturers and participants Thursday evening June 18.

Departure and Check Out

Dormitory check out is Friday, June 19, 2020. Participates can arrange for late check-out on Saturday, June 20, 2020 for additional lodging cost. 


Important Dates

  • Application deadline: TBD
  • Recommendation deadline: TBD
  • Acceptance announcement: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD
  • Payment receipt deadline: TBD
  • No refunds after: TBD


Dr. Ran Sui
Princeton - Combustion Institute Summer School

Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
D334, Engineering Quadrangle
40 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08544
T 609 258 4083 
email: rsui@princeton.edu


We thank our sponsors whose supports are instrumental in organizing 2020 Princeton - Combustion Institute Summer School on Combustion.

2020 Poster and Flyer