9th International Symposium on
Radiative Transfer

The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is pleased to announce

The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19

in Athens, Greece, during 3 - 7 June 2019.



The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-19) will be held in the Titania Hotel in Athens, Greece from June 3 - 7, 2019 (with registration open on June 2).  RAD-19 is built on the success of eight previous Radiation Symposia held in Kusadasi, 1995, 1997, in Antalya, 2001, in Istanbul, 2004, in Bodrum, 2007, in Antalya, 2010, in Kusadasi, 2013, and Cappadocia, 2016.  As before, the main objective of the Symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers involved in radiative transfer research and to provide a relaxed atmosphere for in-depth discussion of theory, experiments, and applications.  The Symposium will also serve as the formal presentation venue for the 2018 Elsevier Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer and Viskanta Young Scientist Award.


A wide range of topics related to classical and emerging areas of radiative transfer and their applications will be covered, including:

- Novel numerical, analytical and hybrid techniques for the solution of radiation transfer equation in multidimensional and complex geometries.

- Radiative transfer in optically complex media (anisotropic properties, graded index, etc.)

- Advanced radiative transfer models for industrial and combustion system including furnaces, IC engines, gas turbines.

- Radiative properties of gases, particles, agglomerates and non-homogenous structures.

- Interaction of radiation with conduction, convection, turbulence, chemical kinetics, and soot formation.

- Inverse solution techniques in radiation applications.

- Innovative application of radiative transfer for improved manufacturing processes.

- Fundamentals and applications of radiative transfer to remote sensing.

- Radiative transfer in atmospheres and oceans.

- Biomedical applications of radiation transfer.

- Nano- and micro-scale radiative transfer.

- Radiative transfer-based diagnostic systems.


Full Papers:

January 15, 2019 Electronic copies manuscripts, maximum 8 pages, to be sent to B. W. Webb 
March 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2019 Final, camera-ready manuscripts (in pdf and MS Word document) to B. W. Webb
May 1, 2019 Registration fee and hotel room charges to ICHMT Secretariat


April 1, 2019 Electronic copies of 1-page Abstracts to B. W. Webb
April 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2019 Final, camera-ready extended abstracts in pdf and doc format (to ICHMT Secretariat) 
May 1, 2019 Registration fee and hotel room charges (to ICHMT Secretariat)







D. Lemonnier, Co-Chair, Institut Pprime, ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers Futuroscope, France

B. W. Webb, Co-Chair, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

F. André, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

S.W. Baek, KAIST, Daejeon, S. Korea

Y. Bayazitoğlu, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

P. Boulet, LEMTA, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

A. Charette, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

P. Coelho, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

K. Daun, University of Waterloo, Canada            

L. A. Dombrovsky, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

M. El Hafi, RAPSODEE, Ecole des Mines, Albi, France

G. Flamant, PROMES, Odeillo, France

F.H.R. França, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

M. Francoeur, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

S. Haussener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

P.-F. Hsu, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

J.R. Howell, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

M. Jones, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

S. Kumar, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, New York, NY, USA

W. Lipiński, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 F. Liu, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

L. H. Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

S. Maruyama, National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe, Japan

M.P. Mengüç, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey

M. Mishchenko, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA

M.F. Modest, University of California, Merced, CA, USA

A.V. Nenarokomov, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

L. Pilon, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

B. Rousseau, LTEN, Polytech’Nantes, France

J.-F. Sacadura, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

N. Selçuk, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

T.H. Song, KAIST, Daejeon, S. Korea

V. P. Solovjov, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

A. Soufiani, EM2C, CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay, France

J. Taine, EM2C, CentraleSupelec Paris-Saclay, France

R. Vaillon, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

R. Viskanta, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

 J. Yamada, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Z. Zhang, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA

H.-C. Zhou, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China




The Symposium will have both oral and poster presentations.

 Research communications are strictly limited to maximum 8 pages and must clearly state the purpose, the findings, and the originality of their contribution. Acceptance for oral presentations will be based on peer review of these communications.  Communications accepted for presentation will be published by Begell House, Inc., in a proceedings volume and will be available in the form of flash memory disks to the participants at the registration.

 After the conference, authors of contributed papers will have the opportunity to submit an improved/enhanced version of their work, still based on their presentation content. These submissions will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, after undergoing a new review process.

 The Symposium will also include poster sessions to allow researchers to discuss their most recent work in a relaxed atmosphere.  Selection for the poster session will be based on one-page abstracts only, and no further text is required for the posters.  The abstracts for poster presentations will be included in the proceedings. 

 All authors are expected to send their contributed papers or abstracts (for posters) in camera-ready format (in pdf and as a MS-Word document) electronically. The guidelines for preparing camera-ready papers can be found on the Symposium website, http://www.ichmt.org/rad-19.


The symposium will take place in Titania hotel, Athens, Greece and further information will be provided soon.


The Executive Committee of ICHMT will be able to offer some financial support to assist scientists and engineers to participate in its symposia. Priority will be given to students and to scientists early in their career from the Developing Countries.

Grants will normally cover the registration fee and not more than 50% of the other costs.

The application form should be downloaded, completed and sent as an email attachment no later than six months before the start of the symposium to:

   Professor Faruk Arinç,
   Secretary General, ICHMT
   Email: farinc@ichmt.org

Applicants must arrange for a statement to be supplied by a senior officer of their Institution (university, laboratory etc.) to confirm that funds are not available from that institution, or from any other source, to support the complete costs of attendance. This statement should indicate the extent to which funds will be available from such sources. It must be sent separately from the application, by the officer of the Institution. It should be sent by fax or airmail, on institution letterhead, directly to

   Professor Faruk Arinç,
   Secretary General, ICHMT
   Mechanical Engineering Department,
   Middle East Technical University
   06800 Ankara, Turkey.
   Fax: +90-312-210 1429

An application cannot be considered if this statement has not been received by the closing date.

Applicants for grants will be informed of the outcome of their applications not later than four months before the start of the symposium.

The grants will be available from the Secretary General or the Symposium Chair at the Symposium, subject to presentation of proof of all costs relating to attendance at the meeting (including copies of all relevant receipts, tickets etc). The grant will not be paid unless full documentation is presented.


For full information about the Symposium, see


 or write to Brent Webb and Denis Lemonnier (Symposium Co-Chairs) or to Faruk Arinç (Symposium Secretary)


Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Brent W. Webb
Brigham Young University
435S CTB
Provo, UT 84602  USA
Tel:  +01 801-422-6543
Fax:  +01 801-422-0516
E-mail: webb@byu.edu
Dr. Denis Lemonnier
86961 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex France
Tel:  +33 5 4949 81 16
Fax:  +33 5 49 49 81 01
E-mail: denis.lemonnier@ensma.fr


ICHMT Secretary-General

Prof. Faruk Arinç
Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University
06800 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312-210-5214 or 5213
Fax: +90 312-210-1429
E-mail: farinc@ichmt.org



The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is an international, professional, non-governmental, non-profit organization. The general objective of the Centre is to promote and to foster international cooperation in the science of heat and mass transfer and its applications. Its secretariat is located at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU).

The first meeting of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) was held in Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia, on September 16, 1968, during the International Seminar on Heat and Mass Transfer in Turbulent Boundary Layers, organized by the Boris Kidric at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade. This meeting was the culmination of activities initiated by a group of leading scientists in the field from different countries. These activities resulted from a long felt need to create an international organization in the fast growing field of heat and mass transfer. Some of the most prominent names in the field who were involved in the founding and creation of the Centre were: E.A. Brun, E.R.G. Eckert, U. Grigull, J.P. Hartnett, T.F. Irvine, Jr., S.S. Kutateladze, A.V. Luikov, W.M. Rohsenow, D.B. Spalding, and M.A. Styrikovich. The active participation and efforts of D. Velickovic, Z. Zaric and N. Afgan from the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade made the founding of the Centre possible.


The leadership and initiatives of Professor Zoran Zaric and later Professor Naim Afgan made the Centre grow and reach maturity over the years and become a well-known organizer of meetings and other activities with high prestige among scientists and researchers in the field of heat and mass transfer. The meetings have served as a means of conveying and transferring scientific knowledge, technical know-how, and cultural values. The Centre's many publications have become among the most sought after collections of scientific literature in the field.


The Secretariat of the Centre remained in Belgrade for almost 24 years and traditionally organized one seminar and one symposium a year, usually in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, until early 1990s when the start of the political turmoil in former Yugoslavia unavoidably hampered the functioning of the Secretariat. The Executive Committee of the Centre started looking for a new home for the Secretariat of the Centre.

Professor Sadik Kakac, a member of the Scientific Council representing Turkey, with the encouragement of Professor Yasuo Mori, the President of ICHMT, and Professor Franz Mayinger, the Chairman of the Executive Committee, contacted Professor Kemal Guruz, Head of TUBITAK (Scientific and Technical Reaserach Council of Turkey), and Professor Suha Sevuk, President of METU (Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey), and urged them to prepare a joint proposal. These efforts took more than a year. In September 1992, the proposals from institutions in seven countries were examined at an Executive Committee meeting in Rome, and it was decided, with a majority vote, that the joint proposal of METU and TUBITAK, could provide the best financial and administrative support to the Centre. Since January 1993, the Centre has restarted its activities in its new home, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, under the joint auspices of these institutions, METU and TUBITAK.
The Statutes and the By-Laws of the Centre were revised, partly in response to the move to Turkey. At the meetings of the General Assembly and of the Scientific Council in Brighton, England in August, 1994, Professor Faruk Arinç, a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of METU, was elected as the new Secretary General of the Centre. He was  re-elected to this office at the succeeding Scientific Council meetings held in every four years during International Heat Tranfer Conferences (IHTC).

The new Secretariat working under the new rules with renewed enthusiasm and support of the Executive Committee as well as the two standing sponsors of the Centre in Turkey, organized highly successful meetings since 1994, and sponsored many others elsewhere. The venues of the meetings in Turkey were chosen to be five-star hotels on the Aegean or Mediterranean coast, providing excellent settings for scientific as well as social gathering of all attendees and spouses. ICHMT also organizes meetings in countries other than Turkey, chaired by prominent researchers in the field.

The traditional activity of ICHMT is organization the International Symposia and Seminars. These meetings have been always met with increasing interest by the scientific, technical and industrial communities. The general scope of the meetings has always been designed with the aim of active promotion of interesting scientific work and achievements at high technical levels.

The Centre has published over 80 Proceedings on various specific aspects of heat and mass transfer. Each proceeding is related to a meeting of the Centre. International participation in the meetings is always a major aim. The total number of participants in the meetings of ICHMT since 1968 has been over 5000, coming from over 60 different countries.

In order to promote the international activities of the Centre and reach as many scientists and researchers as possible in the field, the Centre signed a publication agreement with the publisher, Begell House, Inc., in 1994, since when Begell House has been printing and distributing the scientific work of ICHMT. In addition, the Proceedings of the Biotransport-98, Plasma-99, Turbine-2000 and Vim-2001 symposia were published in the Annals of New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in accordance with a separate agreement signed between the Centre and the Academy. In June 2006, the agreement between ICHMT and Begell House, Inc. was renewed and expanded to include the creation of an ICHMT Digital Library Online (http://dl.begellhouse.com/references/1bb331655c289a0a.html).

As emphasized in our Mission Statement, the Centre aims not only to provide attractive meeting occasions for all scientists active in the field, but also to foster international exchange of science and engineering in all branches of heat and mass transfer through the promotion of research, education, and the exchange of personnel. With this purpose of existence in mind, the Centre aims to be a reliable and state-of-the-art source of information in all its publications, and to create the means for generating international synergy, enthusiasm, and motivation among the scientists and researchers that will lead to new ideas, procedures, products, and standards to improve productivity and efficiency and to promote living in a cleaner environment.

The membership in the Centre is open to all non-governmental, non-profit, national and international organizations working in the field of heat and mass transfer. The number of member institutions of the Centre is now over 40 from 30 different countries.

One activity initiated by the Secretariat of the Centre in 1994 was the creation of the ICHMT Home Page on the Internet. This site is constantly updated, and has now grown to a significant size. It is being accessed by scientists all over the world.