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

The 10th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-23, in Thessaloniki, Greece, during 12-16 June 2023.


The 10th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-23) will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 12-16, 2023 (with registration desk open on June 11). RAD-23 is built on the success of nine previous Radiation Symposia held in Kusadasi, 1995, 1997, in Antalya, 2001, in Istanbul, 2004, in Bodrum, 2007, in Antalya, 2010, in Kusadasi, 2013, in Cappadocia, 2016 and in Athens, 2019. 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 2023 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 systems including furnaces, gas turbines, engines, clean combustion and novel propulsion concepts
  • 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, oceans and climate-related problems
  • Biomedical applications of radiation transfer
  • Nano- and micro-scale radiative transfer.
  • Radiative transfer-based diagnostic systems.


This symposium is dedicated to Professor Zhuomin Zhang and Sunil Kumar who have made significant contributions to the international radiation transfer community.




                 Zhuomin Zhang

           Sunil Kumar











As you will remember,

  • The 9th Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-19) was dedicated to Professors P. Coelho and F. Liu in 2019,
  • 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

  • Kirchhoff's law of thermal radiation: the origin, generalization, and new interpretation

  Zhuomin Zhang

  Erskine Love, Jr. Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  • Machine Learning Approaches to Inverse Radiative Transfer

  Sunil Kumar

  Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University, New York, NY, USA.


  • Prof. Zhuomin Zhang earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees (1982 & 1985) from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. degree (1992) in mechanical engineering from MIT. He is the J. Erskine Love, Jr. Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also worked at NIST (1992-1995) and University of Florida (1995-2002) before joining Georgia Tech. Prof. Zhang’s research interests are in nanoscale thermal radiation and radiative properties of micro/nanostructured materials for energy harvesting. He has written a book on Nano/Microscale Heat Transfer (1st ed. 2007, 2nd ed. 2020), which has been adopted by many universities worldwide. He has co-authored over 200 journal papers and given over 400 technical presentations and invited seminars. Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of ASME, AAAS, and APS, and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. He serves as an Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Heat Transfer, an Associate Editor of the J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer, and an Associate Editor of JQSRT. He was a recipient of the 1999 PECASE Award, 2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 2021 AIAA Thermophysics Award, and 2021 ASME Touloukian Award. He has also received several best paper awards with his students and collaborators, including the ASME Heat Transfer Division’s Best Paper Award (2000), AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award (2005), and ICHMT Hartnett-Irvine Award (2010; 2019).
  • Prof. Sunil Kumar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York University (NYU). He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987, MS and MA in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, respectively, from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a BTech (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur. He was the founding Dean of Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi in 2009, and from 2015 to 2020 the inaugural Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs. Previously he was the Dean of the Graduate School at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department Head of Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the UAE Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists. Sunil Kumar’s current research interests are radiative transfer, photonics, and applied mathematics, as well as applied fire dynamics that emphasizes translation of research to practice in the fire services.


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, IMT Mines Albi, France

G. Flamant, PROMES, Odeillo, France

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

M. Francoeur, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

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, Independent researcher, Australia


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.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

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

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

R. Vaillon, IES, Université de Montpellier, France

L. Wang, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

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

Plenary lectures

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

  • Radiation, the fundamental driver of climate and climate change

Jean-Louis Dufresne

Senior Scientist, CNRS, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

  • Radiative transfer in solar energy conversion

Sophia Haussener

Associate Professor, Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering, Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

 Jean-Louis Dufresne

 Sophia Haussener


Jean-Louis Dufresne graduated from Université Denis Diderot, Paris, in 1983, received his PhD in energetic and solar energy thermal processes, and his Habilitation Doctoral degrees from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, in climate sciences. He was appointed to a permanent position at French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) where he now serves as a Senior Researcher in the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) and the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL), affiliated to Sorbonne University in Paris. After working for a few years in thermal energy in building, he moves to climate sciences and his research activities focus since 1995 on climate change and climate modeling. He studies in particular radiation exchanges in the atmosphere, greenhouse effect, cloud radiative effects, climate feedbacks and anthropogenic climate changes. He coordinated the development of the IPSL climate model and lead the IPSL climate modeling center for ten years. He contributed to the two latest IPCC assessment reports as lead author and has co-authored more than 120 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.

Sophia Haussener is an Associate Professor heading the Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). She received her PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Between 2011 and 2012, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Center of Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) and the Energy Environmental Technology Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). She is the vice president of EPFL’s research award commission (since 2021). She has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and 2 books. She has been awarded the ETH medal (2011), the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation award (2011), the ABB Forschungspreis (2012), the Prix Zonta (2015), the Global Change Award (2017), a Starting Grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2014), and the Raymond Viskanta Award on Radiative Transfer (2019). She is a co-founder of the startup SoHHytec aiming at commercializing photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. She is the former chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Solar Energy Division, a member of the scientific board of the Liquid Sunlight Alliance, and acts as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Helmholtz Zentrum. Her current research is focused on thermal, thermochemical, and photoelectrochemical energy conversion reactors through multi-physics modeling and demonstrations.



Full Papers:

February 15, 2023

Electronic copies of manuscripts, maximum 8 pages, to be sent to B. W. Webb 

April 1, 2023

Notification of acceptance

April 15, 2023

Final, camera-ready manuscripts in pdf format to B. W. Webb

May 8, 2023

Registration fee and hotel room charges to ICHMT Secretariat




April 1, 2023

Electronic copies of 1-page Abstracts to B. W. Webb

April 15, 2023

Notification of acceptance

May 1, 2023

Final, camera-ready extended abstracts in pdf format to B. W. Webb

May 8, 2023

Registration fee and hotel room charges to ICHMT Secretariat


Detailed program can be accessed here.



RAD-23 Symposium will have both oral and poster presentations at Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. The official language of the conference is English. Participation is open to all persons interested in this conference. Please note that all persons intending to attend RAD-23 must complete the Registration Form and should register. At least one author must be registered by May 8, 2023, for the paper to be included in the Symposium Program and available online on the Symposium website.

The symposium registration fees will be 700 Euros if paid before May 8th, 2023; 750 Euros for advance registration after that date, and 800 Euros on-site. Full-time students will pay 300 Euros, subject to proof of status, before May 8th, 2023; 350 Euros for advance registration after that date and 400 Euros on-site. The registration fee for accompanying persons is 50 Euros which covers participation in the social dinner.The Gala Dinner will be held at ΚOUZINA by KIOUPIA Ladadika starting at 20:00. Transport shuttles will depart from the hotel at 19:30

The fees for both delegates and students cover participation in all technical sessions, welcome cocktail, symposium proceedings (on a flash disk), book of abstracts, lunches (during the Symposium), coffee breaks, and social dinner on Thursday, June 15th but does not include sight-seeing tours, trips, and airport transfers.

In case of cancellation after the payment, 100 Euros will be deducted from the paid registration fee and the rest will be reimbursed.

The Registration Form for RAD-23 can be accessed by clicking on this link.

The only payment method for this symposium is bank transfer. However, you can make your payment on-site at the registration desk in cash (preferably) or by credit card (American Express card is not acceptable. Please use MasterCard or Visa for your payment). For bank transfers, please send a copy of the bank transfer document to ichmt@ichmt.org so that your payment can be traced. If the bank withholds a transfer fee from the total amount, we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount on-site in cash. 

Bank Details of Claros Tour for payment in EUROS:

(Claros Tour (Alico Turizm Ltd. Sti.) is the official Travel Agency of ICHMT.

ACCOUNT HOLDER:  Alico Turizm Gıda Ins. San. ve Tic. Ltd.Şti.

ADDRESS OF ACCOUNT HOLDER: Ismet Kaptan Mah. Sair Esref Bulv. No 35/1 D 803 Konak/Izmir, TURKEY


BANK:  Turkiye Is Bankasi, Yeni Liman Subesi

BANK ADDRESS: Atatürk cad. No: 422, 35220, Alsancak, Izmir, Turkey

ACCOUNT NO: 3427 0443494


IBAN: TR02 0006 4000 0023 4270 4434 94


The Symposium will have both oral and poster presentations.

Research communications texts must have a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 8 pages. They 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.


Conference Statistics
RAD - 23
Total number of attendees 73
Number of student attendees 29
Number of countries represented 14
Number of oral presentations 51
Number of poster presentations 12
Number of face to face participants 72
Number of Online Virtual participants 1
Number of keynotes 2
Number of dedication lectures 2
Journal(s) for post-conference publication  Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Number of papers published in the Journal(s) ?
Proceedings Flash disc with Begell House Copyright
Number of parallel sessions None
Special awards

The 2023 Elsevier/JQSRT Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer

The 2023 Elsevier/JQSRT Raymond Viskanta Young Scientist Award




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 a 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 (and not less than 5 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.

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

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


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.


During the RAD-23 congress to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 12-16, 2023, CLAROS TOUR  will be very pleased to organize  city tours or any other assistance you may need during this event. 

For further information about these and other services, please feel free to contact:

CLAROS TOUR, kongre@claros.com.tr - (www.claros.com.tr

Tell: +90 232 421 00 11

NOTE: During the congress, CLAROS TOUR representative will be available at the Conference Center next to the reception, for any last minute requests or practical assistance. 

1- Half day Thessaloniki City tour: We leave the hotel and start with the tour in the city of Thessaloniki. We visit the Rotonda, the white tower and the church of Agios Dimitrios. We then continue with our bus to the Archaeological Museum and the old city, the castle of Thessaloniki. There will be free time on our own and then by our bus back again to our hotel. 


*includes all taxes, rate is final

*it is for a minimum of 30 persons


-Bus transfer from hotel and back

-official guide

-Combo ticket for Rotonda, Archaeological Museum and White Tower
- Venues are closed on Tuesdays 

Price per person: 55,00 Euros
Note: Entrances are included

2-Thessaloniki Food tour: We leave the hotel at around 14:30 to the centre of Thestopsalesaloniki. We will have a nice tranquil walk in the city's hear with:

1st stop for Bugatsa and Koulouri (special puff pastry of the city and round bread)

2nd stop at Modiano Market to try local products like chalva, olives etc.

3rd stop at cheese shop and try local cheeses!

4th stop for dried/ roasted seeds

5th stop for a greek Souvlaki (pita with pork or chicken sliced meat with yoghurt, tomato and potatoes)

6th stop for wine and tsipouro

7th stop for desert! Panorama Triangles or loukoumi (you know loukoumi! Triangles are puff pastry filled with sweet cream)

End at around 18:00 and the bus will be waiting for the ones wishing to return to the hotel. Anyone wishing to continue on his / her own, is free to do so!


*includes all taxes, rate is final

*it is for a maximum of 2 group each of 25 persons

* includes:

- Bus transfer from hotel to start of tour and back

- official guide

- food and drinks as described below

*Short description:

- Price per person: 65,00 Euros

. The best days to have the guides are 13th, 14th and 15th June.

3- Pozar Thermal baths and Edessa day trip: We leave the hotel after breakfast at around 09:30 in the morning and head to the baths of Pozar because sometimes, tracing the footsteps of Alexander the Great and other historical Macedonian figures can be tiring work. So instead of scheduling some downtime in Thessaloniki to rejuvenate we will have the chance to bathe in the waters at the Loutra Pozar. Pozar's naturally warm water attracts visitors from throughout Macedonia, and this tour makes it easy to visit and bathe in a single day. After soaking, enjoy a visit to Edessa, ancient capital of Macedon, relax for a nice lunch and comfortably return for the evening in Thessaloniki.


*includes all taxes, rate is final
*it is for a maximum of 50 people group with a minimum participation of 25 persons

* includes:
- Bus transfer from hotel and back
- Escorting guide
- Entrance in the baths
- Lunch at a local taverna

Price per person: 69,00 Eur (min: 25 people) 

4- Kavala City tour: We leave Thessaloniki after breakfast and head to Kavala. We will have a nice tranquil walk in the city's castle. Then we will follow Mohamed's house and Imaret. We will end the tour for lunch and leave back to Thessaloniki early in the evening. 


*includes all taxes, rate is final

*it is for a minimum of 30 persons

* includes:

- Bus transfer from Thessaloniki to Kavala and back

- official guide

- entrance in Philippoi

- entrance in Mohamed Ali House

- Entrance in Mohamed Ali Imaret

- lunch without drinks

- Mohamed house and Imaret are closed every Tuesday and Wednesday

Price per person: 85,00 Euros
Note: Entrances and Lunch are included


The Symposium will take place at Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. Grand Hotel Palace is a five-star hotel in Thessaloniki. It is located at a central point at the entrance of the city. Hotel concept is B & B.


The address of the conference center: Monastiriou 305, Thessaloniki 546 28, Greece.

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//40.65385,22.908377/@40.6539234,22.9062998,17z

With a waterfront location at the Thermaic Gulf of Macedonia region, Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece after Athens. The city has a rich history and culture. In addition to being a great base for exploring northern Greece, it also functions as a commercial, business and transportation hub for this side of the country. It is one of the liveliest places to visit, with all kinds of facilities and a lovely seaside promenade.


Meeting Room name is Grace Hall A: https://www.grandhotelpalace.gr/sites/default/files/katopsi-1.jpg

All reservations at Grand Hotel Palace must be made through the ICHMT Secretariat to obtain the symposium discount rates. 

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

Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
EUR 120 EUR 135 


**Above guest room rates include VAT, City Tax and breakfast. Rates do not include

accommodation tax of 4 € per room night, which will be paid by each client directly at the

hotels’ reception.


For information about Visa requirements please visit: 




From ”Macedonia” Airport / Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) – to Grand Hotel Palace (19km)

By Bus: You have to take the line X1 which is located outside the entrance 3 of Airport Terminal 1 towards KTEL Makedonia. You have to get off at stop "Omospondia" and walk about 2 minutes to reach the hotel.

By Car: Via the A25 (20 km - 29 Min) Take the Airport-Thessaloniki Provincial Road, and then the Thessaloniki Airport-Moudania Road. Then follow K. Karamanli Avenue, and travel via Egnatia, until you reach Monastiriou Street. You will find the Grand Hotel Palace after about 2 km on your left hand.

By Car: Via Thessaloniki centre (31 km - 40 min) Take Georgikis Scholis Avenue heading towards Thessaloniki. Travel through the city’s centre via Tsimiski Street, and continue straight ahead towards Giannitson Street. At the junction of the New Railway Station turn left on Monastiriou Street heading towards Menemeni. You will find the Grand Hotel Palace after about 1.5 km on your left hand.

From Thessaloniki Railway Station

Go to Monastiriou Street, passing in front of the Railway Station, and head straight to the exit of the city, where, at about 1.5 km you will find the Grand Hotel Palace.

From the Athens – Thessaloniki National Road & from Macedonia Coach Station

From Athens-Lamia National Road take the exit to the “Centre” and follow the sign to “Monastiriou Street”. Go under the overpass near the KTEL Intercity Coach Station. Follow the first exit to Dendropotamou Avenueand turn right to Monastiriou Street. In about 400 meters, you will find the Grand Hotel Palace on your right hand.

Taxi fare Day time: Approximately 35-40 Euros from the hotel to the airport. From the airport to the hotel it should be abound 10 Euros extra.

Taxi fare Night time: Approximately 45-50 Euros from the hotel to the airport. From the airport to the hotel it should be abound 10 Euros extra.

** By metro from Airport: No metro for the time being

** By Suburban Rail from Airport: No Rail



“Macedonia” Airport: 19.40 km

Train station: 1.5 km

KTEL Intercity Coach Station: 0.4 km

Thessaloniki Port: 3 km


Industrial Area of Sindos: 10 km

Aristotelous Square:3.2 km

Dimokratias Square: 2.2 km

Helexpo International Exhibition Centre: 4.4 km

White Tower: 4.5 km

“Ioannis Vellidis” Congress Centre: 4.5 km

Museum of Contemporary Art: 4 km

Cinema Museum: 3.8 km

Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki: 3.7 km

Archaeological Museum: 5.5 km

Museum of Byzantine Culture: 5.7 km

Archaeological Site of Pella: 37 km

Archaeological Site of Vergina: 77 km

Halkidiki beaches: 45-95 km

Mount Athos: 130 km

Urban transport lines: No. 12, 8, 19, 58, 52, 51, 9, 54,Χ1



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
E-mail: webb@byu.edu

Dr. Denis Lemonnier
86961 Futuroscope Chasseneuil Cedex France
Tel:  +33 5 4949 81 16
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
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.


Call for Nominations: The 2023 Elsevier/JQSRT Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer 

We announce that Elsevier/JQSRT solicits nominations for the 2023 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 2023 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 March 1, 2023 to Dr. Andrew Lacis at andrew.a.lacis@nasa.gov, Professor M. Pinar Mengüç at pinar.menguc@ozyegin.edu.tr and Professor Ping Yang at pyang@geos.tamu.edu. Self-nominations will not be considered. 

The award will be presented at the forthcoming 10th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-23 in Thessaloniki, Greece (12 – 16 June 2023).

The announcement and nomination details are available on the Award section of the JQSRT website.


Call for Nominations: The 2023 Elsevier/JQSRT Raymond Viskanta Young Scientist Award

This Elsevier/JQSRT 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 2023 Elsevier/JQSRT Raymond Viskanta Award 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 10th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-23 in Thessaloniki, Greece, between 12-16 June 2023.

A nominee for the award:

  • 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;
  • may not have received a JQSRT Young Scientist Award previously;
  • must have published in JQSRT previously (although this requirement may be relaxed in exceptional cases);
  • must be under 37 years of age on June 1, 2023 and must have finished his/her PhD within the 10 years preceding that date;
  • must present a paper at RAD-23;
  • must attend the award ceremony at RAD-23.

The recipients of the award will receive a monetary prize of USD 750 and an official certificate. The winner will be selected by an extensive committee whose members include two JQSRT Editors-in-Chief and two RAD-2023 Chairs, and several other respected members of the community.

The complete nomination package of a candidate should be e-mailed to M. Pinar Mengüç (pinar.menguc@ozyegin.edu.tr), Brent W. Webb (webb@byu.edu), Denis Lemonnier (denis.lemonnier@ensma.fr) by April 1, 2023. The package, in the form of a single PDF file, should include a cover letter, the curriculum vita, three letters of support, and up to 5 best peer-reviewed journal papers.

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