CHT-17
7th International Symposium on
Advances in Computational Heat Transfer

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

The 7th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, CHT-17,

in Napoli, Italy, during 28 May - 02 June 2017.

The conference will include a one-day symposium in memory of late Professor Brian Spalding.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods and results in computational heat transfer (CHT). Papers on all aspects of CHT – both fundamental and applied – will be welcome. Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Biological heat transfer
  • Micro and nanoscale heat transfer
  • Boundary layer flow and heat transfer
  • Natural Convection
  • Combustion and fire modelling
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Computational methods
  • Single/multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Double diffusive convection
  • Solidification and melting
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Environmetal heat transfer
  • Turbulent heat transfer
  • Forced convection
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Internal flow and heat transfer
  • Verification and validation
  • Materials processing and manufacturing

 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Sumanta Acharya (USA)
  • Bantwal R. Baliga (Canada)
  • Gautam Biswas (India)
  • Neima Brauner (Israel)
  • John C. Chai (UK)
  • Ping Cheng (China)
  • Wilson Chiu (USA)
  • Pedro J.M. Coelho (Portugal)
  • Renato Cotta (Brazil)
  • Leonid A. Dombrovsky (Russia)
  • Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman (Germany)
  • Yogendra Joshi (USA)
  • Sung Jin Kim (Korea)
  • Andrey Kuznetsov (USA)
  • Guy Lauriat (France)
  • Wojciech Lipinski (Australia)
  • Giulio Lorenzini (Italy)
  • Nicola Massarotti (Italy)
  • Rita Mastrullo (Italy)
  • Pinar Menguc (Turkey)
  • Josua Meyer (South Africa)

 

  • Luis Fernando Milanez (Brazil)
  • Akira Nakayama (Japan)
  • Vincenzo Naso (Italy)
  • P. Nithiarasu (UK)
  • Enrico Nobile (Italy)
  • Andrzej J. Nowak (Poland)
  • Patrick Oosthuizen (Canada)
  • Darrell Pepper (USA)
  • Dimos Poulikakos (Switzerland)
  • Aki Runchal (USA)
  • S.A. Sherif (USA)
  • Wei Shyy (Hong Kong)
  • Peter Stephan (Germany)
  • Bengt Sunden (Sweden)
  • John Thome (Switzerland)
  • Victoria Timchenko (Australia)
  • Kambiz Vafai (USA)
  • Surya P. Vanka (USA)
  • Li Qiu Wang (Hong Kong)
  • Qiuwang Wang (China)
  • X. Zhang (China)

 

ORGANIZING SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chair: Michael Modest

  • Pietro Asinari (Italy)
  • Vincenzo Bianco (Italy)
  • Giulio Croce (Italy)
  • Marcelo J.S. de Lemos (Brazil)
  • Afshin Ghajar (USA)
  • Abel Hernandez-Guerrero (Mexico)
  • Zhixiong "James" Guo (USA)
  • Kamel Hooman (Australia)
  • Fabio Inzoli (Italy)
  • José Enrique Juliá Bolívar (Spain)
  • Myriam Lazard (France)
  • Ricardo F. Martinez-Botas (UK)
  • Christophe Menezo (France)
  • Emil Mihailov (Bulgaria)
  • Alina A. Minea (Romania)
  • Moghtada Mobedi (Japan)
  • Samuel Paolucci (USA)
  • Fabio Polonara (Italy)
  • Mohsen Sharifpur (South Africa )
  • Jawali C. Umavathi (India)
  • Bianca Vaglieco (Italy)
  • Gongnan Xie (China)
  • Huei Chu Weng (Taiwan)
  • Gennady Ziskind (Israel)

 

 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair

Nicola Bianco, Università degli studi Federico II, Italy

Co-Chair

Sergio Nardini, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy

Members

Assunta Andreozzi, Francesco Calise, Alfonso William Mauro - Università degli studi Federico II, Italy

Bernardo Buonomo, Gino Iannace, Biagio Morrone, Antonio Rosato - Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy

Carlo Renno, Università degli studi di Salerno, Italy

Carlo Roselli, Università degli studi del Sannio, Italy

IMPORTANT DATES

One page abstract due:                                                 October 14, 2016 October 29, 2016

Abstract acceptance:                                                    November 18, 2016

Full text of paper due:                                                   January 9, 2017 January 20, 2017

Paper acceptance subject to amendment:                  March 6, 2017

Final acceptance:                                                            April 7, 2017

Early registration deadline and final payment

date for publication in Proceedings:                            April 19, 2017

CHT-17                                                                        28 May - 1 June 2017

REGISTRATION FOR CHT-17 SYMPOSIUM

The symposium registration fees will be 450 Euros if paid before April 19th, 2017; 500 Euros for advance registration after that date and 550 Euros on-site (at the registration desk). 

Full-time students will pay 150 Euros, subject to proof of status, before April 19th, 2017; 200 Euros for advance registration after that date and 250 Euros on-site (at the registration desk).

There will be a welcome cocktail on Monday May 29th. It is free for registered attendees. The fee for others (accompanying person and guests) is 50 Euros per person. The tickets can be purchased using the registration form.

There will be a gala dinner on Wednesday, May 31st. The fee is 100 Euros per person. The tickets can be purchased using the registration form.

Some financial support will be available for students and young researchers from the developing countries, and to others with demonstrated financial difficulties. Application should be made via the website.

Please fill in the Registration Form and submit.

You should write to the conference co-chair, Prof. Manca, if you want an acceptance or invitation letter for the visa.

 

REGISTRATION FOR ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM IN MEMORY OF BRIAN SPALDING

The one-day symposium registration fees will be 150 Euros if paid before April 19th, 2017; 200 Euros for advance registration after that date and 250 Euros on-site (at the registration desk). 

Please fill in the Registration Form for one-day symposium in memory of late Professor Brian Spalding.

PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION

Papers will be selected for presentation and publication on the basis of a one-page initial abstract (which will be assessed to ensure relevance) followed by a review of the full papers. Publication will be by Begell House Inc. on a flash disk and in the ICHMT Digital Library.

Papers of archival quality may be submitted for publication in one or more special issues of the Begell House journal, Computational Thermal Sciences, or in other journals with substantial changes. Details of the journal submission process may be found on the symposium website.

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS

Abstracts and manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Instructions to Authors given here in Word or PDF formats.

You can also download the "Suggestions for Preparing Posters" by clicking here.

Guide For Online Submission System:

In order to submit an abstract for CHT-17 symposium, you have to use the online submission system. You have to upload it by filling the form in the first submission part. After the first evaluation, you will be expected to send your corrected abstract by filling the form in the second submission part. 
 
In the case you have a second different abstract, you may upload your second abstract with your e-mail you used before for the first one. However, you have to register it with a different password. Otherwise, your second abstract will be replaced with the first one and you won't have 2 different abstract, you will have just one. Therefore, ICHMT Secretariat team recommends you to register a second abstract with a different password or different e-mail address. 

LOCATION & ACCOMMODATION

The Symposium will take place at Conference Centre of University of Napoli "Federico II", in Via Partenope 35, Napoli, Italy. Napoli is the most accessible city in southern Italy, well connected to Roma by train (in little over an hour) and by airplane from many European cities. The city was founded in the 6th century BC and is the 3rd largest Italian city (after Roma and Milano). It is the capital of the Campania region. Spring is the ideal season to visit the city due to its mild temperature 22 to 26 °C (72 - 79 °F).

Nowadays, Napoli can be defined as Italy's most vibrantly authentic city, a perfect mingling of contemporary art scene, superb Renaissance and baroque churches, celebrated restaurants and pizzerias, and finest custom tailors and artisans such as cameo carvers, coral workers, the finest stucco dorés, and cake makers and a vibrant urban street life with noise and bustle.

You may find some hotels around the Conference Centre of University of Napoli "Federico II".

You may find information about getting to Napoli-Italy.

You may find information about getting to Conference Centre of University of Napoli "Federico II".

You may find general information about hotel accommodations in Napoli.

You may find description of hotels, relevant payment and cancellation terms.

You may find summary of hotels and relevant availability.

You may also fill the Accommodation Form and submit.

 

TOURS & SPECIAL EVENTS

WELCOME COCKTAIL

There will be a welcome cocktail on Monday May 29th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. It is free for registered attendees. The fee for others (accompanying persons and guests) is 50 Euros per person. The tickets can be purchased using the registration form. The location will possibly be Loggiato Ovest (W terrace) at Castel dell'Ovo.

 

GALA DINNER

There will be a gala dinner on Wednesday, May 31st. The fee is 100 Euros per person. The tickets can be purchased using the registration form. The location will be announced later.

 

TOURS

If you are interested in joining the tours, please express your preference by using the tour reservation form. It will be available on-line by April 1st together with prices so that we know whether you are interested.

 

A minimum number of 15 participants is required to operate each tour.

The number varies according to the tour but it is usually between 10 and 15 and it will be necessary to prepay it as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached. If for any tour the minimum number is not reached, we will offer the alternative operating tour/s.

Tours will be operated with English speaking licensed guides on a private basis for CHT-17

Minivans or coaches will leave from the conference venue.

 

May 30 am and June 1st am NAPLES City tour - half day

Duration: 4 hours

Start with a Drive to the University of Architecture, from where you will.proceed by walking to the Old Town of Naples founded during the 5th century B.C:. Walk along the Roman decumanus “Spaccanapoli” to Piazza San Domenico Maggiore and then back to the bus.Drive through the monumental area of the City looking at the Town Hall with its large square that has alongside the New Castle built during the 13th century. Proceed to.Plebiscito square, with a short walk it is possible to admire the Galleria Umberto I, San Carlo Opera House and the Royal Palace of Naples. By leaving the monumental area the bus will proceed to the panoramic area of the City towards Mergellina, via Orazio and via Petrarca to enjoy the most beautiful views of Naples.

 

May 31 pm POMPEII, THE BURIED CITY

Duration: Half day (about 3.5 hours)

Pompeii is the most famous and evocative archaeological site in the world as it can offer us the image of a Roman city as a whole. The eruption of the volcano Vesuvius took place in 79 AD.  At that time a 6-7 meter thick layer of ash and cinder all of a sudden buried the city and its inhabitants. Nowadays visitors walking among the excavations feel like being in the past, public and private homes with well preserved objects and furniture and even bodies’ moulds of its inhabitants,  temples, Roman baths, a Basilica, a theatre and an amphitheatre, a gymnasium,  mosaics, frescoes, paintings,  and even a brothel are only some pieces of this unrivalled treasure of history. Pompeii is really a unique experience, “the impression remains ineffaceable” as Henry James wrote in 1900. Comfortable and casual shoes and a hat are recommended.

 

May 31 CAPRI ISLAND

Duration: Full Day

The Full day tour will include, weather condition permitting, a three hours tour of the island by boat: the island perimeter is about nine miles long, the typical caprese boat, “the gullet”, will offer the chance to enjoy its magic. Starting from the Capri Port the tour will flank the beach of Marina Grande and the Roman Tiberio Baths to admire the ruins of one of the twelve villas built by the emperor Augustus, the world famous Blue Grotto is another jewel of the island: the emperor Tiberius chose it as its personal nymphaeum, here special light conditions together with clear sky make the water really blue. Then, continuing westwards visitors will be able to admire creeks and other grottos (the Saint’s grotto, the Red and the Green and the Dark Grottoes and the Faraglioni rocks). At the end of the island tour: transfer to the city center known as “la Piazzetta” – literally small square - for lunch at one of the typical local restaurants. The Square Umberto I is famous around the world. The island half day tour will start from here: the group will leave the square and make its way with the guide into the narrow streets of the town wandering down Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Camerelle for more breathtaking views and special corners. The tour will go on to Via Krupp, a street which was named after the German industrial magnate who had built it; the Augustus’ Gardens, vegetation richness and loveliness of surroundings are the perfect background for a peaceful reflection.

St. James Monastery, it was built in 1371, probably over the remains of a Roman Villa. It reflects the style of the island with a series of small domed roofs, vaults and arches.

Tragara is a panoramic point, from here it is possible to admire the magnificence of the monolithic Rocks known as “Faraglioni” and have a wonderful view of the Capri coastline.

Capri is also famous for shopping!

At the end of the tour: transfer to the Capri port to go back to Sorrento.

 

AMALFI DRIVE ALONG THE COAST OF SIRENS

June 2 Duration: Full day (about 8 hours); stops in Positano and Amalfi

The Amalfi Coast is the image of the classical Mediterranean landscape, it  lies on the south side of the Sorrento peninsula on the Tyrrhenian sea stretching along 42 km (26 miles). It is one of the most delightful seaside destinations in Campania region and claims to be the Europe’s most beautiful stretch of coast, its corniche road winding around the towering cliffs that drop into the sea. The panoramic road starts from Sorrento, then goes to Positano, and further along the coast there is the charming town of  Praiano.

Amalfi gave its name to the whole coast as it is it the largest and best known of all the coastal towns. From the X to the XII century it was a powerful Marine Republic and enjoyed lively contacts with the Orient. Amalfi is also known as the oldest paper maker in Europe.

 

ICHMT GRANTS

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 four 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.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

The scientific programme will consist of invited lectures, presented by distinguished researchers, contributed papers, which will be orally presented or in poster sessions, and panel discussions. In addition, an Open Forum session will give authors an opportunity to present new work, or work in progress, which is not yet ready for review. Presentations on future directions or neglected problems in CHT will be particularly welcome. The G. de Vahl Davis Best Paper Award will be presented to the authors of the paper judged to be the best at the symposium.

 

Draft Program

 

Sunday May, 28

15:00-19:00

Registration (Conference Center)

 

Monday, May, 29

8:00-17:00

Registration (Conference Center)

9:00-9:30

Opening

9:30-10:15

Plenary Lecture 1

10:15-11:00

Keynote Lecture 1

Keynote Lecture 2

Keynote Lecture 3

Keynote Lecture 4

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

12:45-14:15

Lunch

14:15-15:00

Keynote Lecture 5

Keynote Lecture 6

Keynote Lecture 7

Keynote Lecture 8

15:00-16:00

Session 5

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

16:00-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-17:45

Session 9

Session 10

Session 11

Session 12

18:30-20:30

Welcome Cocktail

 

 

Tuesday, May, 30

8:30-15:00

Registration (Conference Center)

9:00-9:30

Plenary Lecture 2 (Comsol)

9:30-10:30

Session on Spalding's Memorial

Keynote Lecture 9

Keynote Lecture 10

Keynote Lecture 11

10:30-11:30

Coffee Break & Poster Session

11:30-12:45

Session on Spalding's Memorial

Session 13

Session 14

Session 15

12:45-14:15

Lunch

14:15-15:45

Session on Spalding's Memorial

Session 16

Session 17

Session 18

15:45-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-18:00

Session on Spalding's Memorial

Session 19

Session 20

Session 21

20:00

Gala Dinner

 

Wednesday, May, 31

8:30-11:00

Registration (Conference Center)

9:00-9:45

Plenary Lecture 3

9:45-11:15

Session 22

Session 23

Session 24

Session 25

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break

11:30-13:00

Session 26

Session 27

Session 28

Session 29

13:00

Free Afternoon

 

 

Thursday, June, 1

8:30-15:00

Registration (Conference Center)

9:00-9:45

Plenary Lecture 4

9:45-10:30

Keynote Lecture 12

Keynote Lecture 13

Keynote Lecture 14

Keynote Lecture 15

10:30-11:30

Coffee Break & Poster Session

11:30-12:45

Session 30

Session 31

Session 32

Session 33

12:45-14:15

Lunch

14:15-15:45

Session 34

Session 35

Session 36

Session 37

15:45-16:00

Coffee Break

 

16:00-17:45

Session 38

Session 39

Session 40

Session 41

17:45-18:00

CONCLUSIONS

 

Friday, June, 2

9:00

Organized Tours

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

For more information about the Symposium, write to Yogesh Jaluria and Oronzio Manca (Symposium Co-Chairs) or to Faruk Arinç (Symposium Secretary)

Symposium Co-chair

Symposium Co-chair

Prof. Yogesh Jaluria
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University
98 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Tel: +1-848-445-3652; +1-848-445-2248
Fax: +1-732-445-3124
E-mail: jaluria@jove.rutgers.edu

Prof. Oronzio Manca
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Seconda Universita degli Studi di Napoli, 
Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy
Tel: +39 081 5010217
Fax: +39 081 5010463
E-mail: oronzio.manca@unina2.it

You should write to the conference co-chair, Prof. Manca, if you want an acceptance or invitation letter for the visa. 

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

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ICHMT

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.