International Workshop


Sustainable Energy, Power and Propulsion

(9th workshop in a series on Status of Combustion in India)

March 18 - 22, 2018

Organized by

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India


Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory Chandigarh

Collaborators / Sponsors

The Workshop

National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra and Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL) Chandigarh, are jointly organizing an International Workshop on Sustainable Energy, Power and Propulsion (ISEPP-2018) to be held at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra during March 18-22, 2018. This event will be organized in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Illinois at Chicago, Analytic & Computational Research Inc. USA. This is the 9th in a series of workshops on the broad theme of Energy, Power and Propulsion that started in 2004 with a review of the Status of Combustion in India and has evolved into a forum for the status of Sustainable Energy Development for Power and Propulsion worldwide.

For this year, the general theme is Clean Energy Production & Utilization. We expect to have contributions from world-renowned experts on topics that include Power, Propulsion, Pulse Detonation, Environmental Sustainability, Combustion, Emissions, Advanced Diagnostics etc. The program will comprise of a number of invited/plenary talks, panel sessions, a poster session and a session on research-in-progress. More than 150 delegates (International/ National) are expected to participate in this workshop. The workshop sponsors include ONR Global, NSF and DRDO. We also intend to collaborate with Springer and Begell House to bring out the proceedings in the form of a Research Monograph.


  1. Invited lectures by renowned experts in the field of energy and combustion from across the globe.
  2. Two days exclusive course covering basic fundamentals to advance research in the domain of energy conversion.
  3. Poster presentation competition for students.

Who should attend?

Researchers and engineers from academia, R&D organizations and industries working in the areas of fuels, energy, combustion, power, propulsion, hypersonics, air pollution, sensors and diagnostics, modeling, fossil- and bio-fuels, alternative energy, energy-water nexus, droplets and atomization, novel combustion concepts, engine combustion, gas turbine combustion, swirl flows and other related areas.

NIT Kurukshetra

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra (NITK) enjoys the reputation of being a centre of excellence, facilitating quality technical and management education, research and training. It has been conferred the status of being an Institution of National Importance. Established in the year 1963, NITK has made rapid strides toward excellence. The institute recognizes the significance of Institute-industry Interface and promotes interaction with the industry through student placements, consultancy services, joint research projects and jointly organizing workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. Further strengthening of this bond with the industry is currently a matter of priority for the institute. NITK offers undergraduate (B. Tech.) as well as post graduate (M. Tech.) programs in Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Production and Industrial Engineering, Information Technology and Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology along with programs in Engineering, Technology, Applied Sciences, and Humanities & Social Sciences at doctorate level. The institute also offers excellent facilities for advanced research in the emerging areas of science and technology.

TBRL Chandigarh

Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) was envisaged in 1961 as one of the armament research laboratory, under the Department of Defence Research & Development with an aim to provide facilities for applied research and technology development in the fields of high explosives, detonics, shock & blast, lethality, impact & penetration performance evaluation of warheads & other armament systems. The laboratory became fully operational in 1967 and was formally inaugurated in January 1968 by the then Defence Minister. The laboratory has the headquarter at Sector 30, Chandigarh. The TBRL ranges are divided into number of technical zones / trial areas which have been designed and spaced so as to allow conduct of experimental trials independent of each other. Each technical zone has been equipped with highly specialized instruments and diagnostic facilities, which generate critical inputs for the design and development of warheads and armament systems. The main feature of the trial areas is that the instruments are kept in the strong RCC bunkers and explosive or ammunition are detonated in the open. Over the last 50 years the laboratory has evolved from a test and evaluation center to an institute with expertise and competence in technology development, simulation, design and development of different explosive devices and related systems for armament applications.