The Fall Meeting of the Western States will be held on 14-15 October 2019 in Albuquerque, NM.

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).

Conference proceedings

Meeting registrants can view the full conference proceedings directory, or download a ZIP archive of all 66 papers (approximately 68 MB). Access requires the username and password provided in the printed program addendum available at the registration desk.

Important Dates
  • Abstract deadline: August 5, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Early registration deadline: September 13, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Student travel award deadline: September 13, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Last day to book discounted hotel room: September 30, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • Late registration deadline: October 9, 2019. (11:59PM PDT)

  • October 11, 2019 - New information about events added to Activities
  • September 23, 2019 - More hotel rooms added to the block
  • August 16, 2019 - Student Travel Award details now available
  • July 31, 2019 - Abstract deadline extended to Aug 5
  • March 21, 2019 - Website online
Host Committee

John Hewson

Sandia National Laboratories

Sarah Scott

Sandia National Laboratories

Kathy Loeppky

Sandia National Laboratories

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 .
If you have any problems or questions with this website, please contact us via e-mail at