MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007

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MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007


1.00 p.m. 26th September 2007, Mech. Eng. Department, Imperial College.


The meeting was chaired by Professor Allan Hayhurst. 28 members attended the meeting.


1.

Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence w
ere received from John Griffiths, Martin Brown, and Kevin Hughes


2.

Minutes of the AGM, 19th SEPTEMBER 2006

The Minutes were signed as a correct record. There were no matters arising.


3.

Presentations of Prizes

The Chairman presented the certificates a
nd cash awards to the winners of 2006
Hinshelwood, Sugden and Gaydon Prizes.


Sugden Prize

The Sugden Prize was awarded to V R Savarianandam and C J Lawn, for
their paper “Burning velocity of premixed turbulent flames in the weakly
wrinkled regime”, Combu
stion and Flame, 146, 1
-
18, 2006.



Hinshelwood Prize

The Hinshelwood Prize 2006 was awarded to Dr. Nilanjan Chakraborty,


Gaydon Prize

The most significant UK contribution at the 31st Combustion Symposium was
awarded to Neal Morgan, Markus Kraft, Michae
l Balthasar, David Wong, Michael
Frenklach and Pablo Mitchell for their paper titled "Numerical simulations of soot
aggregation in premixed laminar flames".


4.

Chairman’s Report


1.

The very successful European combustion meeting was held in Crete last Ea
ster.
The next one (ECM 2009) will be at Vienna on 15
-

17 April, 2009.


2.

The next International Symposium will be in Montreal on August 3


8, 2008. The
deadline for papers is 7 December 2007.


3.

A discussion was held on the withdrawal of Proceedings of The
Combustion
Institute from the Web of Science. The matter was referred to the committee in the
hope that they might write to the ISI asking what their criteria are for inclusion in the
Web of Science.


4.

All members of The British Section are asked to suggest

a topic for future one
-
day
meetings, to any member of the Committee.


5.

Honorary Secretary's Report


Membership

Membership numbers are stable at 219, with little change from last year, as follows:





Number

%

Academics / non
-
academics

89 / 47

41.9 /20.7

Retired academics / non
-
academics

23 / 6

10.1 / 2.8

Students

54

24.4

Currently there are 29 new members and 27 non
-
renewals, compared with 2006. A
detailed breakdown since 2000 is given in the following table. The most striking trend
is the increase in
the number of student members, up from a low of 15 in 2001 to 54
now. Non
-
academics numbers had almost halved by 2005 from their peak in 2001,
but have remained stable since then.


retired

retired





Date

Others

Academics

Students

Others

Academics

Total

2000

20

7

30

75

87

219

2001

21

9

15

81

68

194

2002

19

10

23

60

73

185

2003

16

13

30

54

81

194

2004

9

18

34

52

80

193

2005

9

18

47

46

94

214

2006

8

22

57

45

98

230

2007*

6

23

54

47

89

219

*
-

As of 13/9/07


Meetings



December Meeting 2006

The Dece
mber meeting on Combustion Technologies for Reducing Emissions of CO
2

to the Atmosphere was held at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge
University on 18 December 2006. 64 people attended. A small surplus was generated.


European Combustion M
eetings

ECM 2007 was held at Hania, Crete, 11
-
13 April, 2007. In the 3 days of the meeting
there were 5 plenary lectures, two excellent ones given by members of the British
Section (Alison Tomlin and Gautham Kalghatgi). The rest of the presentations were
p
osters, of which there were 360 in all, with 52 of them having authors from the U.K.


ECM 2009 will be in Vienna on 15
-
17 April, 2009, with a welcoming reception on
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009. The contenders for ECM 2011 are: Cardiff, Madrid and
Naples. A f
inal decision will be made at the next symposium in Montreal.

The British Section has sponsored 21 members to attend the ECM2007, as follows.
Each award was £150.


Dr Iain S. Burns

Cambridge

Vogiatzaki
Konstantina

Imperial College

Alasdair Campbell

Cam
bridge

Markus Kostka

Imperial College

W. Tristan Collins

Cambridge

Dr. Andreas
Kronenburg

Imperial College

Dr. Nilanjan
Chakraborty

Liverpool

Dr Darren Luff

Imperial College

Connie Ellul

Leeds

Prof. Kai H. Luo

Southampton

Prof. Michael
Fairweather

L
eeds

Dr. Salvador Navarro
-
Martinez

Imperial College

Paul Fennell

Cambridge

Ed Richardson

Cambridge

Jeremy Floyd

Imperial College

Oliver Stein

Imperial College

Prof. Allan Hayhurst

Cambridge

Dr. R.M. Woolley

Leeds

S. M. Reza Hosseini

Queen Mary

Dr Y
ajue Wu

Sheffield

Rafiziana
Md.Kasmani

Leeds



6.

Honorary Treasurer's Report


2006 Overview

The 2006 accounts were audited by Mike Davies and Chris Morley, to whom thanks
are due.


During 2006, the accumulated funds declined by just under £4K and now

stand at just
over £69K. The main reason for this is that we used our funds to provide 25 travel
grants for the Heidelberg Combustion Symposium, costing in total £8200.


Normal expenses (committee secretarial, newsletter, prizes) accounted for £4135,

which is consistent with previous years.



The 2006 accounts benefited from £2446 in net proceeds from meetings, specifically
the 2005 Cambridge meeting on “Dilute Combustion”, and the meeting at Oxford on
“Limits in Combustion” in April 2006 to honour

Derek Bradley’s 80
th

birthday. The
proceeds from a meeting held in Cambridge in December 2006 on “Combustion
technologies for Reducing CO
2

Emissions into the Atmosphere” also made a healthy
surplus


this will appear in the 2007 accounts.


Membership su
bscriptions accounted for £3100 of income with and additional £3100
coming from interest from the COIF fund, in which our money is invested.


2007 Status and Outlook

The ongoing financial health of the British Section at the start of 2007 has permitted
us
to make 21 grants for attendance of the ECM meeting (each of £150). We will be
making travel grants available for the Combustion Symposium in Montreal in 2008


The accounts were adopted by the AGM.


Discussion on Accounts

1.

Professor Greenhalgh noted that
our funds are arguably on the low side given
that we now expect to make travel grants every year to attend either a European
Meeting or an International Symposium. By contrast Professor Moss argued that our
funds were on the high side and that we should c
ontinue to draw down on them. The
general consensus was that we should carry on as we are at present, with two
members remaining unconvinced.

2.


In fact, our present investments yield roughly yield £3,500 / year, whereas the
travel grants awarded for the Sy
mposium in 2006 amounted to £8,200. Thus in 2006
we ended with a deficit of £3,697. However, the amount paid in travel grants will be
much larger in years when the Symposium is held. Prizes cost either £600 or £900 in
a given year.


7.

Any Other Busin
ess


None.

Dr. Yajue Wu, Hon. Sec.

26
th

September 2007