9th International Symposium on
Radiative Transfer

The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is pleased to announce

The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19

in Athens, Greece, during 3 - 7 June 2019.






The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-19) will be held in the Titania Hotel in Athens, Greece from June 3 - 7, 2019 (with registration open on June 2).  RAD-19 is built on the success of eight previous Radiation Symposia held in Kusadasi, 1995, 1997, in Antalya, 2001, in Istanbul, 2004, in Bodrum, 2007, in Antalya, 2010, in Kusadasi, 2013, and Cappadocia, 2016.  As before, the main objective of the Symposium is to bring together scientists and engineers involved in radiative transfer research and to provide a relaxed atmosphere for in-depth discussion of theory, experiments, and applications.  The Symposium will also serve as the formal presentation venue for the 2018 Elsevier Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer and Viskanta Young Scientist Award.


A wide range of topics related to classical and emerging areas of radiative transfer and their applications will be covered, including:

- Novel numerical, analytical and hybrid techniques for the solution of radiation transfer equation in multidimensional and complex geometries.

- Radiative transfer in optically complex media (anisotropic properties, graded index, etc.)

- Advanced radiative transfer models for industrial and combustion system including furnaces, IC engines, gas turbines.

- Radiative properties of gases, particles, agglomerates and non-homogenous structures.

- Interaction of radiation with conduction, convection, turbulence, chemical kinetics, and soot formation.

- Inverse solution techniques in radiation applications.

- Innovative application of radiative transfer for improved manufacturing processes.

- Fundamentals and applications of radiative transfer to remote sensing.

- Radiative transfer in atmospheres and oceans.

- Biomedical applications of radiation transfer.

- Nano- and micro-scale radiative transfer.

- Radiative transfer-based diagnostic systems.


This symposium is dedicated to Professor Pedro Coelho and Fengshan Liu who have made significant contributions to the international radiation transfer community.


Pedro Coelho

 Fengshan Liu

As you will remember,

  • The 8th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-16) was dedicated to Professors S. W. Baek and A. Soufiani in 2016,
  • The 7th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-13) was dedicated to Professors Y. Bayazitoglu, S. Maruyama and G. Flamant in 2013,
  • The 6th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-10) was dedicated to Professors N. Selcuk, P. M. Menguc and J. Taine in 2010,
  • The 5th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-07) was dedicated to Professors A. Charette, L. A. Dombrovsky and M. F. Modest in 2007,
  • The 4th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-04) was dedicated to Professors J. R. Howell, Y. Kurosaki and J. F. Sacadura in 2004,
  • The 3rd Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-01) was dedicated to Professors M. Lallemand, M.N. Ozisik and R. Viskanta in 2001.


Dedication lectures

  • Progress in the investigation of the interaction between turbulence and radiation

    Pedro Coelho

    Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.


  • The role of radiative transfer in combustion

    Fengshan Liu

    Senior Research Officer at National Research Council Canada,Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



  • Prof. Pedro Coelho graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 and received his Ph.D. in 1992 from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of IST, being currently the head of the Department. He has about 85 papers published in international journals, and more than 100 papers presented at international conferences. He is co-author of a book on Combustion (in Portuguese) for undergraduate and master students. His research is in the field of numerical simulation of heat transfer and combustion problems. Specific areas of interest are radiation models, gas radiative properties, turbulence-radiation interaction, turbulent diffusion flames, mild combustion and industrial combustion equipment. He is member of the Eurotherm Committee for the Advancement of Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer, member of the Scientific Council, Assembly and Executive Committee of the International Centre of Heat and Mass Transfer, member of the Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences and member of the Assembly of the World Conference (AWC) on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics. He is associate editor of the J. Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Int. J. Thermal Sciences, and member of the advisory board of Computational Thermal Sciences.
  • Dr. Fengshan Liu obtained his Bachelor degree in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University in 1986 and received his Ph.D degree in Combustion Engineering from The University of Sheffield in 1991. He is currently a senior research officer at the Metrology Research Centre of the National Research Council Canada and an adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. He is also a Board member of the Combustion Institute Canadian Section. His research interests cover high accuracy gas and particle spectral radiative property modeling, radiative heat transfer and soot formation coupling in hydrocarbon flames, optical properties of fractal soot aggregates, optically based soot measurements in flames and measurements of black carbon from combustion systems. Dr. Liu is a renowned researcher in the laser-induced incandescence technique for measurements of carbonaceous particles and an Associate Editor of JQRST. Dr. Liu holds two patents related to the LII technique and has authored or co-authored 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 100 conference publications.



D. Lemonnier, Co-Chair, Institut Pprime, ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers Futuroscope, France

B. W. Webb, Co-Chair, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

F. André, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

S.W. Baek, KAIST, Daejeon, S. Korea

Y. Bayazitoğlu, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

P. Boulet, LEMTA, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

A. Charette, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, QC, Canada

P. Coelho, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

K. Daun, University of Waterloo, Canada            

L. A. Dombrovsky, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

M. El Hafi, RAPSODEE, Ecole des Mines, Albi, France

G. Flamant, PROMES, Odeillo, France

F.H.R. França, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

M. Francoeur, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

S. Haussener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

P.-F. Hsu, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

J.R. Howell, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

M. Jones, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

S. Kumar, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, New York, NY, USA

W. Lipiński, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

C. Varotsos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

F. Liu, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

L. H. Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

S. Maruyama, National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe, Japan

M.P. Mengüç, Ozyegin University, Istanbul, Turkey

M. Mishchenko, NASA Goddard Inst. for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA

M.F. Modest, University of California, Merced, CA, USA

A.V. Nenarokomov, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia

L. Pilon, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

B. Rousseau, LTEN, Polytech’Nantes, France

J.-F. Sacadura, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

N. Selçuk, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

T.H. Song, KAIST, Daejeon, S. Korea

V. P. Solovjov, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

A. Soufiani, EM2C, CentraleSupelec, Paris-Saclay, France

J. Taine, EM2C, CentraleSupelec Paris-Saclay, France

R. Vaillon, CETHIL, INSA Lyon, France

R. Viskanta, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

 J. Yamada, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Z. Zhang, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA

H.-C. Zhou, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China




Plenary lectures

In addition to dedication lectures (see the dedication section) two keynotes lectures will be delivered by renowned specialists in radiative transfer.

  • Single, multiple, independent, and dependent scattering: A first-principles perspective

    Michael Mishchenko

    Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, USA.

  • Absorption shape issues in atmospheric radiative transfer and remote sensing

    Jean-Michel Hartmann

    Senior Scientist, CNRS, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Ecole Polytechnique, France



Michael Mishchenko

 Jean-Michel Hartmann



  • A graduate of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dr. Michael Mishchenko received his PhD (with honors) and Habilitation Doctoral degrees in physics from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU). He worked at the Main Astronomical Observatory in Kiev (1987-1992) and then joined the research staff of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. His research interests include electromagnetic scattering by morphologically complex particles and particle groups, polarimetry, aerosol and cloud remote sensing, and ocean optics. He managed the NASA/GEWEX Global Aerosol Climatology Project and served as Project Scientist for the NASA Glory Space Mission. Dr. Mishchenko has published 7 monographs, 23 peer-reviewed book chapters, and some 300 journal papers. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer and previously served as Topical Editor on scattering and meteorological optics for Applied Optics. An elected Fellow of AGU, OSA, AMS, IoP (UK), and the Electromagnetics Academy, Dr. Mishchenko is the recipient of numerous professional awards including the AMS Henry G. Houghton Award, Hendrik C. van de Hulst Award from Elsevier, and two NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medals. The International Astronomical Union honored the scientist by giving Asteroid 22686 (1998 QL53) the name “Mishchenko”.
  • Jean-Michel Hartmann graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1983 as an engineer specializing in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer. After passing a PhD in experimental and theoretical molecular spectroscopy, he was appointed to a permanent position at CNRS where he now serves as Senior Researcher in the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory, affiliated to the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. His past and present activities span a wide range of topics, including molecular spectroscopy with a focus on the effects of intermolecular collisions (of pressure) on absorption spectra of gases, and remote sensing of atmospheres where spectra are used to retrieve geophysical information. He has also conducted research on molecular alignment/orientation with a focus on the collisional dissipation of the field-free laser-induced alignment and of the optically induced centrifugation of molecules, as well as probing porous materials by optical techniques based on the effects of the confinement of molecular gases on their spectra. All these subjects are treated principally on a theoretical basis and supported by experiments using lasers and spectrometers. Dr. Hartmann has co-authored a book and more than 180 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He is one of the regular contributors to the HITRAN database.



Full Papers:

January 30, 2019 Electronic copies of manuscripts, maximum 8 pages, to be sent to B. W. Webb 
March 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance
April 15, 2019 Final, camera-ready manuscripts in pdf format to B. W. Webb
May 1, 2019 Registration fee and hotel room charges to ICHMT Secretariat



April 1, 2019 Electronic copies of 1-page Abstracts to B. W. Webb
April 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance
May 1, 2019 Final, camera-ready extended abstracts in pdf format to B. W. Webb
May 1, 2019 Registration fee and hotel room charges to ICHMT Secretariat






The symposium registration fees will be 500 Euros if paid before May 1st, 2019; 550 Euros for advance registration after that date and 600 Euros on-site. This will cover participation in all technical sessions, a welcome reception, lunches (during symposium), coffee breaks and the Proceedings.

Full-time students will pay 200 Euros, subject to proof of status, before May 1st, 2019; 250 Euros for advance registration after that date and 300 Euros on-site.

Some financial support will be available for students and young researchers from the developing countries, and to others with demonstrated financial difficulties. Application should be made via the website. Please check ICHMT Grants page.

There will be a social dinner at the Symposium Hotel on Thursday, June 6th. The fee is 50 Euros per person. The tickets can be purchased using the registration form.




The Symposium will have both oral and poster presentations.

Research communications are strictly limited to maximum 8 pages and must clearly state the purpose, the findings, and the originality of their contribution. Acceptance for oral presentations will be based on peer review of these communications.  Communications accepted for presentation will be published by Begell House, Inc., in a proceedings volume and will be available in the form of flash memory disks to the participants at the registration.

After the conference, authors of contributed papers will have the opportunity to submit an improved/enhanced version of their work, still based on their presentation content. These submissions will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, after undergoing a new review process.

The Symposium will also include poster sessions to allow researchers to discuss their most recent work in a relaxed atmosphere.  Selection for the poster session will be based on one-page abstracts only, and no further text is required for the posters.  

All authors are expected to send their contributed papers or abstracts (for posters) in a camera-ready pdf format. The guidelines for preparing camera-ready papers can be found in the Guide for Authors section.


Communication texts

Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form in PDF format, using A4 size (210 x 297 mm).  Any word processing utility (e.g., MS Word, OpenOffice, LaTeX) may be used to generate the manuscript provided that it is converted to PDF for submission. The symposium organizing committee has prepared and made available this template in both MS Word and LaTex format.  Those choosing to use other word processing platforms are responsible for generating their manuscript using this template as model and in the format prescribed in this document.  The text should be single-spaced. If superscripts or subscripts make this a problem, wider spacing may be necessary. Leave double spaces between paragraphs. Begin paragraphs flush at the left margin without indentation.  The typing area of all pages should be 170 x 257 mm with equal margins on left and right, top and bottom (20 mm).  Each page should be completely filled with typing and/or diagrams (except perhaps the last page).  Authors should use Times or Times New Roman, 12-point font for the text. The authors must assure that all symbols and equations will be correctly displayed in the PDF version. The text should be left and right justified. The total length of a paper, including all figures, tables and references, should be no more than 8 pages. Manuscripts are therefore expected to provide a very concise description of the work being presented. They must, however, clearly state the purpose, the methodology, the main results and the originality of the study.

The complete guidelines for authors are detailed in these two templates:

A signed “Copyright Release Form” must also be submitted with each manuscript.  You can download the "Copyright Release Form" by clicking here.  



Selection for the poster session will be based on one-page abstracts only. 

You can download a MS WORD template here. Please use it as model if you choose another word processing tool.

You can download the "Suggestions for Preparing Posters" by clicking here.


The symposium will take place in the Titania Hotel in Athens. The Titania Athens hotel is surrounded by the most important monuments of the Grecian History, such as the Acropolis, the New Museum of Acropolis, the Parliament, the Archaeological Museum, and the National Library. It is located within a short distance to theaters, modern shops and city malls, offering its guests a wide variety of sightseeing and entertainment choices. For more information about the hotel please click on the name above.

All reservations at Titania Hotel must be made through the ICHMT Secretariat to obtain the symposium discount rates. In order to reserve room(s) please use the Accommodation Form.

The standard room charges are in Euros per day (bed and breakfast) are: 

Single Occupancy  

Double Occupancy  

EUR 120 

EUR 75 (per person)


Titania hotel will charge extra EUR 3.00 city tax per person per night during check in.

For information about Visa requirements please click here.



The Executive Committee of ICHMT will be able to offer some financial support to assist scientists and engineers to participate in its symposia. Priority will be given to students and to scientists early in their career from the Developing Countries.

Grants will normally cover the registration fee and not more than 50% of the other costs.

The application form should be downloaded, completed and sent as an email attachment no later than six months before the start of the symposium to:

   Professor İlker Tari,
   Secretary General, ICHMT
   Email: ilker@ichmt.org

Applicants must arrange for a statement to be supplied by a senior officer of their Institution (university, laboratory etc.) to confirm that funds are not available from that institution, or from any other source, to support the complete costs of attendance. This statement should indicate the extent to which funds will be available from such sources. It must be sent separately from the application, by the officer of the Institution. It should be sent by fax or airmail, on institution letterhead, directly to

   Professor İlker Tari,
   Secretary General, ICHMT
   Mechanical Engineering Department,
   Middle East Technical University
   06800 Ankara, Turkey.
   Fax: +90-312-210 2551

An application cannot be considered if this statement has not been received by the closing date.

Applicants for grants will be informed of the outcome of their applications not later than four months before the start of the symposium.

The grants will be available from the Secretary General or the Symposium Chair at the Symposium, subject to presentation of proof of all costs relating to attendance at the meeting (including copies of all relevant receipts, tickets etc). The grant will not be paid unless full documentation is presented.


For full information about the Symposium write to Brent Webb and Denis Lemonnier (Symposium Co-Chairs) or to İlker Tari (Symposium Secretary)

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Brent W. Webb
Brigham Young University
435S CTB
Provo, UT 84602  USA
Tel:  +01 801-422-6543
Fax:  +01 801-422-0516
E-mail: webb@byu.edu
Dr. Denis Lemonnier
86961 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex France
Tel:  +33 5 4949 81 16
Fax:  +33 5 49 49 81 01
E-mail: denis.lemonnier@ensma.fr


ICHMT Secretary-General

Prof. İlker Tari
Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University
06800 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312-210-2551
Fax: +90 312-210-1429
E-mail:  ilker@ichmt.org



The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is an international, professional, non-governmental, non-profit organization. The general objective of the Centre is to promote and to foster international cooperation in the science of heat and mass transfer and its applications. Its secretariat is located at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU).

The first meeting of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) was held in Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia, on September 16, 1968, during the International Seminar on Heat and Mass Transfer in Turbulent Boundary Layers, organized by the Boris Kidric at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade. This meeting was the culmination of activities initiated by a group of leading scientists in the field from different countries. These activities resulted from a long felt need to create an international organization in the fast growing field of heat and mass transfer. Some of the most prominent names in the field who were involved in the founding and creation of the Centre were: E.A. Brun, E.R.G. Eckert, U. Grigull, J.P. Hartnett, T.F. Irvine, Jr., S.S. Kutateladze, A.V. Luikov, W.M. Rohsenow, D.B. Spalding, and M.A. Styrikovich. The active participation and efforts of D. Velickovic, Z. Zaric and N. Afgan from the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade made the founding of the Centre possible.


The leadership and initiatives of Professor Zoran Zaric and later Professor Naim Afgan made the Centre grow and reach maturity over the years and become a well-known organizer of meetings and other activities with high prestige among scientists and researchers in the field of heat and mass transfer. The meetings have served as a means of conveying and transferring scientific knowledge, technical know-how, and cultural values. The Centre's many publications have become among the most sought after collections of scientific literature in the field.


The Secretariat of the Centre remained in Belgrade for almost 24 years and traditionally organized one seminar and one symposium a year, usually in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, until early 1990s when the start of the political turmoil in former Yugoslavia unavoidably hampered the functioning of the Secretariat. The Executive Committee of the Centre started looking for a new home for the Secretariat of the Centre.

Professor Sadik Kakac, a member of the Scientific Council representing Turkey, with the encouragement of Professor Yasuo Mori, the President of ICHMT, and Professor Franz Mayinger, the Chairman of the Executive Committee, contacted Professor Kemal Guruz, Head of TUBITAK (Scientific and Technical Reaserach Council of Turkey), and Professor Suha Sevuk, President of METU (Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey), and urged them to prepare a joint proposal. These efforts took more than a year. In September 1992, the proposals from institutions in seven countries were examined at an Executive Committee meeting in Rome, and it was decided, with a majority vote, that the joint proposal of METU and TUBITAK, could provide the best financial and administrative support to the Centre. Since January 1993, the Centre has restarted its activities in its new home, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, under the joint auspices of these institutions, METU and TUBITAK.
The Statutes and the By-Laws of the Centre were revised, partly in response to the move to Turkey. At the meetings of the General Assembly and of the Scientific Council in Brighton, England in August, 1994, Professor Faruk Arinç, a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of METU, was elected as the new Secretary General of the Centre. He was  re-elected to this office at the succeeding Scientific Council meetings held in every four years during International Heat Tranfer Conferences (IHTC).

The new Secretariat working under the new rules with renewed enthusiasm and support of the Executive Committee as well as the two standing sponsors of the Centre in Turkey, organized highly successful meetings since 1994, and sponsored many others elsewhere. The venues of the meetings in Turkey were chosen to be five-star hotels on the Aegean or Mediterranean coast, providing excellent settings for scientific as well as social gathering of all attendees and spouses. ICHMT also organizes meetings in countries other than Turkey, chaired by prominent researchers in the field.

The traditional activity of ICHMT is organization the International Symposia and Seminars. These meetings have been always met with increasing interest by the scientific, technical and industrial communities. The general scope of the meetings has always been designed with the aim of active promotion of interesting scientific work and achievements at high technical levels.

The Centre has published over 80 Proceedings on various specific aspects of heat and mass transfer. Each proceeding is related to a meeting of the Centre. International participation in the meetings is always a major aim. The total number of participants in the meetings of ICHMT since 1968 has been over 5000, coming from over 60 different countries.

In order to promote the international activities of the Centre and reach as many scientists and researchers as possible in the field, the Centre signed a publication agreement with the publisher, Begell House, Inc., in 1994, since when Begell House has been printing and distributing the scientific work of ICHMT. In addition, the Proceedings of the Biotransport-98, Plasma-99, Turbine-2000 and Vim-2001 symposia were published in the Annals of New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in accordance with a separate agreement signed between the Centre and the Academy. In June 2006, the agreement between ICHMT and Begell House, Inc. was renewed and expanded to include the creation of an ICHMT Digital Library Online (http://dl.begellhouse.com/references/1bb331655c289a0a.html).

As emphasized in our Mission Statement, the Centre aims not only to provide attractive meeting occasions for all scientists active in the field, but also to foster international exchange of science and engineering in all branches of heat and mass transfer through the promotion of research, education, and the exchange of personnel. With this purpose of existence in mind, the Centre aims to be a reliable and state-of-the-art source of information in all its publications, and to create the means for generating international synergy, enthusiasm, and motivation among the scientists and researchers that will lead to new ideas, procedures, products, and standards to improve productivity and efficiency and to promote living in a cleaner environment.

The membership in the Centre is open to all non-governmental, non-profit, national and international organizations working in the field of heat and mass transfer. The number of member institutions of the Centre is now over 40 from 30 different countries.

One activity initiated by the Secretariat of the Centre in 1994 was the creation of the ICHMT Home Page on the Internet. This site is constantly updated, and has now grown to a significant size. It is being accessed by scientists all over the world.



Elsevier/JQSRT: Call for Nominations for the 2019 Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer 

We are very pleased to announce that Elsevier solicits nominations for the 2019 Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer.

The Award is to celebrate the life-time achievements of an individual scientist who has made landmark original contributions to the research field of radiative transfer and its applications. The Award will be administered by the Editorial Board and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Nominations of scientists of all nationalities will be considered. The selection committee will consist of two Editors-in-Chief of JQSRT, four Associate Editors of the Journal, and three distinguished members of the radiative transfer community.

On behalf of the Poynting Award Committee, we invite you to nominate an outstanding candidate for the 2019 Award. Each nomination (in the form of a single pdf file) must consist of a nomination letter, the nominee’s CV and publications list, and three 2-page letters of support.

Nominations should be submitted by January 15, 2019 to Professor George W. Kattawar at kattawar@tamu.edu and Professor M. Pinar Mengüç at pinar.menguc@ozyegin.edu.tr. Self-nominations will not be considered. 

The award will be presented at the forthcoming 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19 in Athens, Greece (3 – 7 June 2019).

The announcement and nomination details are available on the Award section of the JQSRT website (see: Poynting Award).


Call for Nominations: The 2019 Elsevier/JQSRT Raymond Viskanta Awards 

This Elsevier young-scientist award in the category of Radiative Transfer is named after Professor Raymond Viskanta of Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) to honor his profound contributions to the field of Radiative Transfer since 1950s.

The Viskanta Award on Radiation Transfer for 2019 is open to early-career scientists and engineers who work on the theory and application of radiative transfer. There will be one award to be presented at the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19 in Athens, Greece (3-7 June 2019).

A nominee:

  • can be an undergraduate, a graduate or a post-graduate student, or in his/her early career path with an outstanding record of scholarship and/or applications;
  • has not received a JQSRT Young Scientist Award previously;
  • has published in JQSRT previously, although this requirement may be relaxed in exceptional cases;
  • must be under 37 years of age on June 1, 2019 and must have finished his/her PhD within the 10 years preceding that date;
  • must present a paper at RAD-19;
  • must attend the award ceremony at RAD-19. 

The recipients of the award will receive a monetary prize of USD 750 and an official certificate. The winner will be selected by a Committee, whose members include two JQSRT Editors-in-Chief and four JQSRT Associate Editors.

The complete nomination package of a candidate should be e-mailed to M.P. Mengüç (pinar.menguc@ozyegin.edu.tr) by April 1st, 2019. The package, in the form of a single PDF file, should include a cover letter, the CV, up to three letters of support, and up to 5 best peer-reviewed journal papers.

The announcement and nomination details are available on the Award section of the JQSRT website (see: Viskanta Award).