Since 2004, the Workshop on Pyrotechnic Combustion Mechanisms has often occurred as a separate event in conjunction with IPS Seminars. This one day workshop has featured extended presentations by invited specialists. The most up-to-date information about these workshops, including registration information, may be found on the Lutradyn website.

PLEASE NOTE – The 15th workshop was originally scheduled to occur in conjunction with the 43rd IPS Seminar in July 2018. It has been postponed until 2019. It was felt that holding a second workshop so close to the one being held in Germany in June 2018 might affect the quality of the papers being presented at both meetings. Please watch for further announcements.

The 14th workshop will be held on Monday, 25 June 2018, at the Technical University in Kaiserslautern Germany.

The 12th workshop was the most recent that occurred in conjunction with an IPS Seminar. It was held on 9 July 2016, before the 42nd IPS Seminar. The topic was “The Science and Technology of Next Generation Pyrotechnics.” The invited speakers and presentations of that workshop were:

Jason Brusnahan, DST Group, Edinburgh, AUSTRALIA
Magnesium Boride, MgB2, a Fuel for Green Flares

Walter Focke, University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
Towards “Greener” and Safer Mining Detonators

Sebastian Knapp, Fraunhofer ICT, GERMANY
Emission Spectroscopy on Pyrotechnic Mixtures

Thomas Winfield Myers, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Explosive Chromophores for Laser Initiation

Steven Son, Purdue University, USA
Tailored Energetic Materials Using Modified Aluminum and Alloy Powders

Denis Spitzer, Institut Franco-Allemand Saint Louis, FRANCE
Hybrid Nanothermites: Energetic Materials for Cutting-Edge Applications