NATIONAL INSTITUTE for LASER, PLASMA and RADIATION PHYSICS
  LABORATORY of SOLID-STATE QUANTUM ELECTRONICS





HORIZON 2020 - THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014-2020

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PROJECT TYPE:                    H2020 - TWINN - 2015 - Twinning
TITLE:                                    LASER IGNITION - A TWINNING COLLABORATION FOR FRONTIER RESEARCH IN ECO-FRIENDLY FUEL-SAVING COMBUSTION
FINANCING:                           EUROPEAN UNION, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
PROJECT NUMBER:               LASIG-TWIN 691688

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GENERAL INFORMATION 
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The LASER IGNITION SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 is organized within HORIZON 2020 - THE FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014-2020. It is the second summer school of Workpackage 4 of the European project LASIG-TWIN 691688: LASER IGNITION - A TWINNING COLLABORATION FOR FRONTIER RESEARCH IN ECO-FRIENDLY FUEL-SAVING COMBUSTION (http://www.lasig-twin.eu/; http://ecs.inflpr.ro/Proiect LASIG-TWIN 691688.html). The lecture program will be conducted by the experts within LASIG-TWIN, covering the value chain of the project from fundamental to applied research and applications. A limited number of external experts will be invited to give additional talks. This event will promote the laser ignition research activities at National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics - INFLPR as well as at European partners. It will provide an opportunity for Romanian and international students as well as for Romanian scientists to attend lectures given by experts and to gather with them for the exchange of ideas within their own or even adjacent fields. A social program will be organized to learn about local attractions.




- The flyer of the Laser Ignition Summer School 2018 is available here:   pdf       Please check it as it will be updated periodically.
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PARTNERS / LECTURES
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics - INFLPR, Magurele 077125, Ilfov, ROMANIA
UniversitAEt Bayreuth - UBTChair of Engineering Thermodynamics and Transport Processes, Universität Strasse 30, Bayreuth 95447, GERMANY
 THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL – UL, School of Engineering, The Quadrangle Street, Brownlow Hill L69 3GH, Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
 CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE – CNRS, Laboratoire EM2C, Street Grande Voie des Vignes, Châtenay-Malabry 92295, FRANCE
 FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG e.V.; Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 7, Jena 07745, GERMANY

                                   
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TOPICS
A: FUNDAMENTALS OF LASER SYSTEMS. LASER SPARK PLUG DEVELOPMENT
B: LASERS USED IN TRANSPORTATION:
                 - APPLICATIONS IN RECIPROCATING ENGINES (VEHICLES, NATURAL GAS ENGINES)
                 - LASER IGNITION IN PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR SPACE TRANSPORTATION
                 - LASER IGNITION IN GAS TURBINES, OTHERS
C: CHARACTERIZATIOn OF INDUCED PLASMA, IGNITION AND COMBUSTION PROCESSES
D: TECHNOLOGIES - MATERIALS FOR FUTURE MANUFACTURING OF LASER IGNITION SYSTEMS
 E: POSTER SESSION
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ATTENDEES
The Summer School is intended mainly for Romanian students audience (Master Students, PhD and PostDoc’s), but it is also opened to European students.
The number of selected attendees will be around
40 (forty). The official language of the school is English.

IMPORTANT DATES
                                           APPLICATION PERIOD:                                                                    February 19 - April 20, 2018
                                           notification OF ACCEPTANCE:                                                  May 10, 2018
                                           Registration & POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE:                  May 31, 2018
                                           SUMMER SCHOOL:                                                                         July 2-6, 2018
LOCATION
The 2018 Laser Ignition Summer School will be held at Hotel IBIS SIBIU CENTRE, Calea Dumbravii 2-4, Sibiu, Romania: http://www.ibishotels.ro/hotel-ibis-sibiu
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GENERAL RULES

- The applicant must be a Master student, PhD student or PostDoc working at or enrolled to a national institute from Romania or to a Romanian university. Applications made by foreign students from Europe are  welcome. The number of foreigner students will be limited to 10 (ten).
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The applicant shall have an interest in lasers, optics and related topics, which allows the applicant to present an own research work poster at the poster session of the summer school.

REGISTRATION CAN BE DONE ONLINE FOLLOWING THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW
For the Curriculum Vitae and the Letter of Recommendation please use the templates provided through this web page. The Letter of Recommendation should be given by the MSc diploma thesis adviser, by the PhD thesis adviser, or by the head of the department where the applicant is enrolled.

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There will be no travel support.
- The participation is free; no registration fee is required.
- A contingent of rooms will be reserved in advance for the summer school. There will be no additional fee for accommodation. As a rule, accommodation will be made in double-room type (two students in a double room). Participants that need to stay in a single room will have to inform in advance the organizing committee. A decision will be also made depending on the room availability. In this case, additional expenses will be supported by the applicant.
The meals (daily lunch and dinner), the coffee breaks, an official dinner, as well as a social program are supported by the Summer School’s organizer.
- A poster session will be organized during the Summer School. Therefore each participant will be requested to confirm, during registration, her/his participation with a poster. A diploma will be awarded to the best three posters. A prize might be awarded to the best poster having an exclusive subject on laser ignition.
- Each attendee will receive a certificate of participation.
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ONLINE REGISTRATION - PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK:

                        http://ecs.inflpr.ro/laserignitionsummerschool2018/


NOTE:
If the web page does not work on some computers, please submit the filled templates (including the Application Form) to the school's email address: ignitionschool2018@gmail.com
                                           THE APLICATION PERIOD: CLOSED ON April 21
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● The Application Form -                        Model here:     pdf
● The Curriculum Vitae -                        Model here:     doc
● Letter of Recommendation -             Model here:     doc
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DEVELOPMENT
● 31 January 2018:  The announcement of 2018 Laser Ignition Summer School
● 10 May  2018:      Preliminary agenda of the Laser Ignition Summer School 2018:    pdf
● 19 February 2018: Application period:              Open
● 21 April 2018:       Application period:              Closed
● 10 May 2018:       Notification of aceptance:     Done
● 15 May 2018:       Confirmation from students:  Received
● 31 May 2018:       Due date for poster abstracts


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SPEAKERS (partial list; 14 April 2018)
Ernst WINTNER, Emeritus Prof. Dr.;   
Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Jonathan GRIFFITHS, Dr.;                   University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UNITED KINGDOM
Takeshi SAITO, Prof. Dr.;                    Meisei University, Tokyo, JAPAN
Radu CHIRIAC,  Prof. Dr.;                   University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, ROMANIA
Geoffrey DEARDEN, Prof. Dr.;             University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
Laurent ZIMMER, Prof. Dr.;                 CNRS, 
CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, FRANCE
Mark BAERWINKEL;                          University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, GERMANY
Erik BECKERT, Dr.;                           Fraunhofer IOF, Jena, GERMANY
Felix SIMA, Dr.;                                 INFLPR, Magurele, ROMANIA 
Nicolaie PAVEL, Dr.;                          INFLPR, Magurele, ROMANIA

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LOCAL COMMITTEE
- CROITORU Gabriela                    INFLPR, Magurele, Romania
- GRIGORE Oana Valeria               INFLPR, Magurele, Romania
- BRANDUS Catalina Alice            INFLPR, Magurele, ROMANIA
- VOICULESCU Ana-Maria             INFLPR, Magurele, Romania

- TIHON Cristina-Elena                  INFLPR, Magurele, Romania

- STANCIU George                          INFLPR, Magurele, Romania
- PAVEL Nicolaie                              INFLPR, Magurele, Romania
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