We are very glad to invite you to Melbourne in February 2023 to the Joint 21st IHPC (International Heat Pipe Conference) and the 15th IHPS (International Heat Pipe Symposium), which focuses on topics related to heat pipe technology, two-phase heat transfer devices and thermal devices.
We warmly invite you to participate in this conference, and to submit your best papers on different aspects of applied thermal sciences, from fundamental to applications, experimental techniques, numerical simulations to innovative technologies, with a particular attention to the passive two-phase systems and the physics underneath them. This includes any exciting new ideas, applications, results and methods from within the field.
This exchange of information will take place in a friendly environment through oral presentations, poster displays, keynote addresses, informal meetings and technical exhibitions. This event will be delivered in hybrid mode with options of in-person as well as online participation. A variety of expert researchers, scientists and engineers from different institutions and industries around the world will be in attendance. Like the 5th International Heat Pipe Symposium – also held in RMIT Melbourne in 1996 – this will provide an excellent means of exposing two-phase technology and their application into the Asia Pacific region, as well as a platform for sharing, networking and collaboration on two-phase science within the broader audience. The conference will be the most valuable opportunity for all participants from industry and academia to share their professional knowledge and to network with experts. A large participation of academics and industry experts in the sector of thermal devices, electronics, renewable energy, automotive, aerospace, heat exchangers is expected.
Selected high quality papers will be invited for publication in a Special Issue at: Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow – Springer and Energies – MDPI
Invitation message on behalf of the local organising committee
Chair, A/Prof. Abhijit Date, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Honorary Chair, Honorary Prof. Aliakbar Akbarzadeh, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Awards and Honors
Several awards will be given during the conference banquet:
George Grover Medal
The Committee on International Heat Pipe Conferences has established the George Grover Medal to honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the development of Heat Pipe Science and Technology. The medal is named in honor of Dr. George Grover, who, with his first external publication in 1963 on heat pipes, laid the foundation for all heat pipe research and development. The award was given for the first time at the 14th IHPC in Florianopolis, Brazil.
This award is given in two categories: Young Scientist Award (recognizing promising young individuals typically working in the field less than 10 years) and Distinguished Scientist Award (recognizing significant and sustained contributions in the field).
Donald M. Ernst Award
This Best Papers Award category was established in memory of Donald M. Ernst by his friends and colleagues to honor his achievements in the fields of Heat Pipe research, product development and commercialization. It was given for the first time at the 16th IHPC in Lyon. The selection will be done by the International Heat Pipe Conference Committee from amongst the papers presented during the conference. The award includes a cash prize and a certificate.
The award is given in two categories: (i) for fundamental research and, (ii) for technical/technology applications.
History of IHPC and IHPS
History of the International Heat Pipe Conference (IHPC)
|1st IHPC||Stuttgart, Germany||1973|
|2nd IHPC||Bologna, Italy||1976|
|3rd IHPC||Palo Alto, USA||1978|
|4th IHPC||London, UK||1981|
|5th IHPC||Tsukuba, Japan||1984|
|6th IHPC||Grenoble, France||1987|
|7th IHPC||Minsk, Belarus||1990|
|8th IHPC||Beijing, China||1992|
|9th IHPC||Albuquerque, USA||1995|
|10th IHPC||Stuttgart, Germany||1997|
|11th IHPC||Tokyo, Japan||1999|
|12th IHPC||Moscow, Russia||2002|
|13th IHPC||Shangai, China||2004|
|14th IHPC||Florianopolis, Brazil||2007|
|15th IHPC||Clemson, USA||2010|
|16th IHPC||Lyon, France||2012|
|17th IHPC||Kanpur, India||2013|
|18th IHPC and 12th IHPS||Jeju, Korea||2016|
|19th IHPC and 13th IHPS||Pisa, Italy||2018|
|20th IHPC and 14th IHPS||Gelendzhik, Russia||2021|
History of the International Heat Pipe Symposium (IHPS)
|1st IHPS||Tokyo, Japan||1985|
|2nd IHPS||Osaka, Japan||1987|
|3rd IHPS||Tsukuba, Japan||1988|
|4th IHPS||Tsukuba, Japan||1994|
|5th IHPS||Melbourne, Australia||1996|
|6th IHPS||Chiangmai, Thailand||2000|
|7th IHPS||Jeju, Korea||2003|
|8th IHPS||Kumamoto, Japan||2006|
|9th IHPS||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||2008|
|10th IHPS||Taipei, Taiwan||2011|
|11th IHPS||Beijing, China||2013|
|12th IHPS and 18th IHPC||Jeju, Korea||2016|
|13th IHPS and 19th IHPC||Pisa, Italy||2018|
|14th IHPS and 20th IHPC||Gelendzhik, Russia||2021|