EUROTHERM Committee
This image is taken from a study of the characterization of transient distributed surface sources through infrared thermography by Vintrou, Lariqi, Bauzin and Bairi and was presented at EUROTHERM seminar 94 (Metti 5). This particular image shows the estimated heat flux on the front of the plate, inferred from the temperature distribution measured on the back face by IR imaging. This image of molecular simulation of droplet evaporation is from the paper of Sumardiono and Fischer that was presented at EUROTHERM Seminar 77: Heat and Mass Transfer in Food Processing, held in Parma, Italy in 2005. This is an image of an air bubble injected into water from a 1 mm diameter orifice at a rate of 100 ml/min. This image is captured prior to the bubbles departure from the orifice. Donoghue, Murray & Robinson, Fluids & Heat Transfer research group, Trinity College Dublin. This image shows Nusselt number distributions in the entrance region of a horizontal pipe and is from Grassi and Testi in Proceedings of Eurotherm 2008  Developing flow of FC-72 in a uniformly heated horizontal cylindrical pipe was studied in the regime of transitional mixed convection. Heat transfer coefficients were measured at 6 cross sections along the heated length, with 60 azimuthal positions being monitored at each section. A significantly different thermo-fluid-dynamic behaviour was observed between top and bottom of the pipe.




What is EUROTHERM


The EUROTHERM Committee was formed in Brussels on 16 October 1986 following an initiative taken at the 8th International Heat Transfer Conference in San Francisco earlier that year. The aim of EUROTHERM is to promote and foster European cooperation in Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer by gathering together scientists and engineers working in specialised areas.

Function of EUROTHERM


Summarizing the function of EUROTHERM is:
  • -organization of seminars in the field of Thermal Sciences and Heat Transfer
  • -organization of a European Thermal Sciences Conference every four years
  • -liaison with the EU on thermal sciences and energy related topics. Stimulation of participation of EU programmes through network function of EUROTHERM
  • -contacts and cooperation between the different national bodies on thermal sciences
  • -stimulation of young heat transfer scientists by the EUROTHERM Young Scientist Prizes

Structure of EUROTHERM


The statute of the EUROTHERM Committee has been approved by the major appropriate European scientific bodies and communities. The Committee consists of members representing and appointed by national bodies in the EU countries. Two members from each country may be appointed. The Committee organises and coordinates European scientific events such as Seminars in the field of thermal sciences and their application. About 5 Seminars are held each year, attracting 30 to 100 participants each. The European Thermal Sciences Conferences are organised every four years in cooperation with a National Heat Transfer Conference. Proposals for Seminars and Conferences from the different EU countries are encouraged and should be submitted to the Committee through their representatives. A proposal form to apply for the organization of a Eurotherm Seminar is available here in pdf format and rtf format. Where appropriate scientists and engineers from countries outside the EU are invited to participate in the seminars which are always held within the EU countries. The local organisation is responsible for administrative and financial aspects of each Seminar. EUROTHERM also encourages European cooperation in other ways which include liaison with the EU on thermal sciences and sponsoring the European Young Scientist Prizes.

EUROTHERM Seminars


The objective of the EUROTHERM Seminars is to create within the European Community a forum for high-level scientific and technical interchange of ideas and developments in the thermal sciences and heat transfer, and their applications. This field is relevant to the challenges Europe faces: technological developments, energy resources and the solution of environmental problems. The primary aim of the seminars is to stimulate discussion and liaison between specialist groups. The publication of the papers presented at the seminars is encouraged. EUROTHERM strives to have participation from industries, universities and research institutes on relevant topics in research and development. A list of past and future Seminars and Conferences are available. Guidelines for organization of Eurotherm Seminars and Conferences is also available.

EUROTHERM Members


The EUROTHERM Committee currently has 30 representatives from 16 European countries. A full list of the EUROTHERM Members is available.
  • -The current President (2014-2018) is Professor Paolo Di Marco, University of Pisa, Italy
  • -The Secretary (2014-2018) is Professor Janusz S. Szmyd, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland


EUROTHERM Committee Honorary Members


The EUROTHERM Committee is pleased to acknowledge as honorary members the Founding Members and past-Presidents. They are:

  • -J.P. Bardon, France (President 1987-1990)
  • -G.P. Celata, Italy (President 1996-2002)
  • -M. Combarnous, France
  • -M. Cumo, Italy
  • -J. Gosse, France
  • -G.F. Hewitt, United Kingdom
  • -C.J. Hoogendoorn (1930 - 2012), The Netherlands(President 1990-1993)
  • -H. Mueller Steinhagen (President 2006-2010)
  • -J.F. Sacadura, France
  • -J.B. Saulnier, France (President 2002-2006)
  • -K. Stephan, Germany (President 1993-1996)

Announcements

We sadly inform that member of our committee: Prof. Iztok Zun passed away 22.10.2016
Upcoming Seminars
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Eurotherm 2016
Eurotherm 2016 in Krakow, Poland.