Special Sessions

Several Special Sessions on different current topics will be organised to give an update and present the most recent achievements on selected areas. If you are a senior researcher with a team who would like to chair a session please send an email with your proposed title to Dr Raya Al-Dadah at r.k.al-dadah@bham.ac.uk.

A session will include the following items:​

  • The Chair/Co-Chair will  gather 4-5 contributions for the Session.
  • The Chair/Co-Chair will open the Special Session with a 20-25 min invited talk followed by a 5-10 min Q&A.
  • Each contributor will give a 15 min talk on their specialist topic.

​Do you want to submit a paper for a Special Session?

Include the Special Session title in your extended abstract just above the paper title and submit it through the standard submission system.

Also, please notify the chair of the Special Session and the conference chairs when submitting an abstract for the Special Session.

Current Special Sessions

Current state and advances in Nuclear Engineering-including aspects of heat transfer. Chair/Co-Chair Dr Michael Bluck and Dr Robin Kamenicky.

Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics. Chair/Co-Chair Professor Hector Iacovides and Dr Dean Wilson

Current state and advancements in Heat Pipe Devices for Smart Thermal Management of Space and Ground applications. Chair Dr Anastasios Georgoulas.

Heat transfer for Net-zero Energy Production and Energy Storage. Chair/Co-Chair Dr Adriano Sciacovelli and Dr Jian Song

Advanced Additive Manufacturing for Thermal Sciences. Chair Dr Simone Mancin 

Understanding heat transfer processes in geothermal systems. Chair/Co-Chair Professor Gioia Falcone and Dr Christopher Brown.

Latest Advances in Heat Transfer in Sorption Systems. Chair Dr Ahmed Rezk

Heat Pumps: Enablers of Decarbonization. Chair/Co-Chair Professor Srinivas Garimella and Dr Matthew Hughes


Industrial Special Session – Heat Transfer Society. Chair Mr. David Norton