12th International Conference on Gas-Liquid & Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS12)

June 28 - July 1, 2015

The 12th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-12) follows the success of the 11 previous GLS conferences, which focus on all aspects of fundamentals and engineering of multiphase reactors and processes and bring together top class researchers and engineers from diverse fields.

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Focus & Background

GLS-12 will particularly emphasize topics related to sustainable energy and water. 

The 12th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-12) will be held in New York City from June 21 to 24, 2015, following the success of the eleven previous conferences which were held in Columbus, OH, USA (1992), Cambridge, UK (1995), Kanazawa, Japan (1997), Delft, The Netherlands (1999), Melbourne, Australia (2001), Vancouver, Canada (2003), Strasbourg, France (2005), New Delhi, India (2007), Montreal, Canada (2009), Braga, Portugal (2011) and Seoul, Korea (2013).

The GLS conference series focuses on all aspects of fundamentals and engineering of multiphase reactors and processes, which are some of the most important and difficult areas for application and practice in the industries. GLS conferences bring together top class researchers and engineers from diverse fields every two years and have served as an exclusive international platform to exchange state-of-art findings and views. GLS-12 will particularly emphasize topics related to sustainable energy and water. The specific topics to be discussed at GLS-12 include but are not limited to: 

  • Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics & Multi-Scale Modeling in Chemical Reactors
  • Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Transport Phenomena
  • Multiphase Interfacial Engineering
  • Reactor Dynamics and Control
  • Scale up and Step skipping for Multiphase Reactors
  • Measurements and Flow Visualization Techniques for Multiphase Systems
  • Process Intensification in Multiphase Reactors
  • Classical Multiphase Reactors: Packed and Trickle Beds, Bubble Columns, Three Phase
  • Slurry and Fluidized Bed Reactors, Stirred Tank Reactors
  • Non-conventional/Innovative Multiphase Reactors and Systems
  • Microreactors and Microsystems
  • Applications of Multiphase Reactors in Energy, Water, and Environmental Technologies
  • Biotechnology for Multiphase Systems

Conference Chairs

  • Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Columbia University, USA
  • Bing Du, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, USA
  • L.-S. Fan, The Ohio State University, USA

Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Jiri Drahos, Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czech Republic
  • Geoffrey Evans, University of New Castle, Australia
  • John R. Grace, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hans Kuipers, Technische Univeriteit Eindhover, Netherlands
  • Faical Larachi, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Tiberiu (Tiby) Leib, DuPont, USA
  • Jinghai Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Robert F. Mudde, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Vivek V. Ranade, National Chemical Laboratory, India
  • Sankaran Sundaresan, Princeton University, USA
  • Madhava Syamlal, National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA
  • Atsushi Tsutsumi, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ning Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Organizational Committee

  • Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Xiaotao (Tony) Bi, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Raymond A. Cocco, PSRI Chicago, USA
  • Bing Du, ExxonMobil, USA
  • L.-S. Fan, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Benjamin Glasser, Rutgers University, USA
  • Yong Kang, Chungnam National University, Korea
  • Raymond Wai Man Lau, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, Columbia University, USA
  • Bryan A. Patel, ExxonMobil, USA
  • Camille Petit, Imperial College London, UK
  • Joe Powell, Shell Oil Company, USA
  • Ashfaq Shaikh, Eastman Chemical Co., USA
  • Steven X. Song, Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
  • Chao Zhu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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