Our Mission

To provide the next generation of combustion researchers with comprehensive knowledge in the technical areas of combustion  theory, combustion chemistry, and combustion-related experiments, computation, fundamentals and applications.

The 2019 Session

The 2019 session, scheduled for July 14 to July 20, 2019, will offer four courses:
1. Structure and Dynamics of Combustion Waves;
2. Nonsteady Combustion Physics in Flows;
3. Advanced Laser Diagnostics in Turbulent Combustion;
4. Combustion Chemistry.

Intended Participants

Graduate students, postdocs and faculty members in universities; combustion professionals in research organizations; R & D engineers in industries.

Program Dates

Opening Date for Application: Monday, April 01, 2019
Closing Date for Application: Friday, May 10, 2019
Admission Decision: Monday, May 20, 2019

Arrival & Welcome Reception:
Registration desk will be open on Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm at Tsinghua University. This will be followed by an orientation and welcome reception in the evening at 6:00 pm.

Class Schedule: Classes will be held daily from Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 2019

Farewell Reception: A farewell reception will be held on Friday evening, July 19, 2019

Departure: Saturday, July 20, 2019


Applications should be made online at http://www.iwlpbo.live/list.php?catid=95&page=1 starting from Monday, April 01, 2019 to Friday, May 10, 2019. Admission decisions will be sent by Monday, May 20, 2019. Admitted applicants should remit their registration fee by Friday, May 31, 2019 to complete the registration. Late applications may be considered depending on space availability.

Location & Accommodation

The Summer School will be held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Meal plans covering breakfast, lunch and dinner, are available to most participants. Participants may make their own arrangements to stay and dine at nearby hotels and restaurants.


Registration: 1,000 RMB for students and 1,500 RMB for all other participants.

Meals: Each participant will receive a Tsinghua canteen card for the use within the event period. The cost of the canteen card and the conference reception and farewell dinners is included in the registration fee.

Lodging: A limited number of on-campus lodging will be provided upon further request this year. Most participants are encouraged to make reservations to nearby hotels. A list of suggested hotels will be provided later.

Note on Course Selection

The courses on Combustion Chemistry and on Structure and Dynamics of Combustion Waves are the foundational combustion courses, suggested to be taken by first-timers especially first-year students. The other two are advanced, enrichment courses.

Poster Session

Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts for the poster session, with recently published or accepted papers by the presenter related to the work. Exhibition space is limited and decision on acceptance will be made by the organizing committee.

Further Inquiries

For inquiries on the academic program or the logistics of participation, please contact the program administrator, Ms. Hong Tian, (86)10-62796768, [email protected], or the program co-organizer, Prof. Yu-Cheng Liu, [email protected]