The board of the WSSCI has voted to cancel the Spring Meeting due to the further spread of the COVID-19 virus and Stanford University's decision to cancel in-person classes and other meetings for the remainder of the winter quarter. Additional details on receiving refunds for registration fees and potential rescheduling will be sent via email and posted here.

The Western States Section Combustion Institute (WSSCI) is a non-profit educational and scientific society whose purpose is to promote the science and application of combustion for the benefit of society. It was incorporated on December 10, 2014 in the State of Delaware, United States of America. The WSSCI is composed of all members of The Combustion Institute resident in the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Pacific territories of the United States, without obligation upon the part of any member so included. All activities of WSSCI are carried out in coordination with The Combustion Institute (CI).

Important Dates
  • Extended abstract deadline: February 12, 2019. (11:59PM EST)

  • Notification of presentation: February 20, 2020. (11:59PM PST)

  • Last day to book discounted hotels: February 21, 2020. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Early registration deadline: February 28, 2020. (11:59PM EDT)

  • Student travel award deadline: February 28, 2020. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Draft program posted: March 4, 2020. (11:59PM PDT)

  • January 4, 2020 - Website online
  • March 4, 2020 - Draft program posted
  • March 4, 2020 - Coronavirus update posted
  • March 8, 2020 - Meeting canceled
Host Committee

Matthias Ihme

Stanford University

Vi Rapp

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Marcus Day

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Chair

David Lignell

Brigham Young University


Kyle Niemeyer

Oregon State University

Questions about the program should be directed to the Program Chair .
Questions about registration should be directed to the Combustion Institute .
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