The 42nd IPS Seminar was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Grand Junction, Colorado USA from 10-15 July 2016. The 12th Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms occurred the day before, on 9 July 2016.

Click here to see the summary report concerning the 42nd IPS Seminar prepared by the IPS Secretary Dr. Shingo Date.

In July of 2016, members of the energetic materials community from around the world gathered in Grand Junction, Colorado, for the 42nd IPS Seminar and the 12th WPCM. The seminar has been held in Grand Junction twice before—once in 1988 and again in 2000. This third time may have been the best yet!

IPS Seminars and Workshops are unparalleled in the extent of topics covered, which include all aspects of pyrotechnics, explosives, and propellants. Nowhere else do attendees have the opportunity to meet and network with such a diverse group of specialists from around the world!

42nd IPS Seminar Invited Speakers
Keynote Address:
“Engineering Next-Generation Green Pyrotechnics” – Jerry Salan, Nalas Engineering Services, Inc.
Invited Presentation:
“Engineered Particles for Improved Propellants and Their Characterization” – Steve Son, Purdue University
Invited Presentation:
“Continuous and Reactive Nanocrystallisation: New Concepts and New Processes to Design Energetic Materials for Technological Breakthrough” – Denis Spitzer, Director of NS3E Research Laboratory, ISL-CNRS-UNISTRA, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis
Invited Presentation:
“Lead-Free Primary Explosives Development and Beyond” – Karl Oyler, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC

42nd IPS Seminar Co-Chairs
Prof. Lori J. Groven (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA)
Dr. Anthony P. Shaw (U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC, USA)

12th WPCM Co-Chairs
Dr. Jesse J. Sabatini (U.S. Army RDECOM-ARL, USA)
Dr. Ernst-Christian Koch (Lutradyn Energetic Materials Sci. and Tech., GERMANY)

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