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©2017-2019 UK National Heat Transfer Committee

UK Heat Transfer Conferences

Information on the current and past editions of the conferences over the years

Introduction to the UK Heat Transfer Conferences Series

The UK Heat Transfer Conference is the premier forum in the UK for the local and international heat transfer community to meet, disseminate ongoing work and discuss the latest advances in the Heat Transfer field. 

The 2019 Edition

The 16th UK Heat Transfer Conference was held at the University of Nottingham on 8th-10th September 2019 and followed the 2017 edition held at Brunel University London and the 2015 edition at the University of Edinburgh. This edition was Chaired by Professor Yuying Yan.

The Conference Chair Professor Yuying Yan opened the conference and introduced key features of the conference including numbers of submissions, accepted extended abstracts, springer conference proceedings, etc. Professor Andy Long, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor gave an enthusiastic welcome speech and made a brief introduction of the University of Nottingham. The Chair of

 

UK National Heat Transfer Committee, Professor Tassos Karayiannis provided an overview of research developments of heat transfer in the UK. This was followed by a Eulogy for Professor Geoffrey Hewitt (Imperial College London) Professor Joe Quarini) (University of Bristol).​  

 

There were six plenary lectures:

  • Professor Omar Matar (Imperial College London): Multiscale modelling of boiling flows

  • Dr Cedric Rouaud (Ricardo Plc): xEV thermal management – heat transfer improvement requirements

  • Professor Peixue Jiang (Tsinghua University): Phenomenon and mechanism of spray cooling and supercritical-pressure fluid Impingement cooling on micro/nano hybrid structures

  • Professor Josua Meyer (University of Pretoria): A new perspective on internal forced and mixed convection heat transfer

  • Dr Jonathan McDonough (Newcastle University): A perspective on the current and future roles of additive manufacturing in process engineering with an emphasis on heat transfer [presentation]

  • Dr Ryan McGlen (Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd.): Additive Manufactured Heat Pipe Technology

The scientific programme consisted of more than 160 oral presentations and 30 posters dealing with various aspects of heat transfer, from fundamentals to applications. The conference was particularly well attended from both academia and industry, with the participation of over 260 scientific delegates from 27 different countries.

At the conference, the first Geoffrey Hewitt Prize for best PhD thesis in the UK in Heat Transfer was awarded to Dr. Sahin Yigit for this work on the subject of Natural Convection of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Enclosed Spaces.

Dr. Sahin Yigit's acceptance video

The industrial contribution (including papers authored by Rolls Royce, Siemens, Ricardo PLC, Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd, SWEP International AB, Denso Marston Ltd, ACPI Ltd amongst others) was particularly well received,  with a number of exhibitors showcasing their technologies. The conference proved to be a lively environment for the Heat Transfer Community to meet, present the latest advances and exchange ideas.

 

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer. Selected papers from the conference will be published on special issues of Applied Thermal Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Heat Transfer Engineering, Journal Bionic Engineering, Automotive Innovation.

 

The next edition will be held at the University of Manchester in 2021.

The past editions

Special Issue

2017

Brunel University London: 04-05 September

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. Tassos Karayiannis (Chair)

  • Dr. Carola König (Co- Chair)

  • Dr. Francesco Coletti (Co-chair)

  • Mr. John Park

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Geoff Rodgers 

  • Professor Dr-Ing Peter Stephan

  • Professor Harvey Thompson

  • Mr. Martin Gough

2017

2015

University of Edinburgh: 07-08 September

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. Khellil Sefiane (Co-Chair)

  • Dr. David McNeil (Co-Chair)

  • Dr. Donal Glass

  • Dr. John Christy

  • Dr. Prashant Valluri

  • Dr. Tadhg S. O'Donovan

  • Dr. Yeaw Lee

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Tassos Karayiannis

  • Professor Ping Cheng

  • Professor  Joe Quarini

  • Dr Prashant Vallouri

  • Dr Francesco Coletti

2015

Special Issue

2013

Imperial College London: 02-03 September

Organising Committee:

  • Dr Andy Heyes (Co-chair)

  • Dr Christos Markides (Co-chair)

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Geoffrey Hewitt

  • Dr. Rob Morgan

  • Mr. David Wagstaff

  • Prof. Renato Cotta

  • Prof. Paul L. Younger

2013

Special Issue

2011

University of Leeds: 30 August - 01 September

Organising Committee:

Keynote speakers:

2011

Special Issue

2009

Queen Mary University of London

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Keynote speakers:

2009

2007

University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt

Organising Committee:

  • Dr. Khellil Sefiane (Chair)

  • Dr. Peter Kew

  • Dr. Viswas V. Wadekar

Keynote speakers:

2007

Special Issue

2005

University of Manchester

Organising Committee:

Keynote speakers:

2005

Special Issue

2003

University of Oxford

Organising Committee:

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2003

Special Issue

2001

University of Nottingham: 11-12 September 

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. David Butterworth (Chair)

  • Dr. Colin Adderley

  • Dr. Fernando J Aguirre

  • Prof. Barry Azzopardi

  • Prof. Keith Cornell

  • Dr. Alan Deakin

  • Prof. Petter Heggs

  • Prof. Geoffrey F. Hewitt

  • Dr. Fiona Porter

  • Tom Ralston

  • Prof. David Reay

 Keynote speakers:

  • Brian Launder

  • Bill Bradshaw

  • Catherine Gregson

  • Barry Azzopardi

  • Geoff Hammond

  • Hugh Goyder

  • Joe Quarini

  • Ian Gibbard

  • George Bowes

  • Vishwas Wadekar 

2001

Special Issue

1999

Heriot-Watt University: 15-16 September

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. Keith Cornwell (Chair)

  • Bob Berryman

  • Dr. Bryce Burnside

  • David Butterworth

  • Dr. Alastair Gilchrist

  • Prof. Geoffrey F. Hewitt

  • Dr. Peter Kew

  • Prof. Brian Launder

  • Jim McNaught

  • Prof. David Reay

  • Prof. John Rose

  • Archie Smith

  • Prof. David Wilkie

Keynote speakers:​​

  • ​​Prof. Peter Heggs

  • Prof. Joe Quarini

  • Dr. D Kenning

  • Dr. Hector Iacovides

  • Prof. Tor Ytrehus

  • Prof. Arthur Bergles

  • Prof. John Ward

  • Prof. Geoffrey F. Hewitt

1999

Special Issue

1997

Imperial College London

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. Geoffrey F. Hewitt (Chair)

  • Bob Berryman

  • Prof. M Collins

  • Dr. P Hills

  • M. Moore

  • Prof. H M Muller-Steinhagen

  • Prof. John Rose

  • Dr. P Whalley

  • Prof. James Whitelaw

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. H Muller-Steinhagen

  • Prof. Martin Fiebig

  • Prof. C Arcoumanis

  • Dr. V.V Wadekar

  • Prof. John Rose

  • Prof. A.D Gosman

  • Dr. Mark Biggs

  • Prof. Maria da Graca Carvalho

1997

Special Issue

1995

University of Manchester

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Keynote speakers:

1995

Special Issue

1992

University of Birmingham

Organising Committee:

Keynote speakers:

1992

Special Issue

1998

University of Glasgow

Organising Committee:

Keynote speakers:

1998

1995

University of Leeds

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. H C Simpson (Chair)

  • Dr. G. F. Hewitt (Vice-Chairman)

  • Dr. D. Boland

  • Dr. T. R. Bott

  • Dr. B. N. Furber

  • Prof. WBHall

  • Dr P. J. Heggs,

  • Prof. P. N. Rowe

  • Mr E. A. D. Saunders

  • Prof. D. B. Spalding

Keynote speakers:

1984