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Invitation to NETL 2018 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science

The 2018 Workshop Agenda is now available Here

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) 2018 Workshop on Multiphase Flow Science. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9, 2018, in Houston, TX. This year’s workshop is being co-sponsored by the University of Houston and Louisiana State University and will be held at the University of Houston’s Student Center. We welcome the support of these two excellent academic institutions with their well-known research programs in multiphase flow science and industry collaborations.

This workshop brings together international leaders from industry, academia, and government laboratories working in multiphase flow sciences to discuss current research projects and future research and development needs. Topics can include gas-solid, liquid-solid, gas-liquid, and gas-solid-liquid multiphase flows. Industrial representatives are encouraged to attend and share their experiences and specific applications to help researchers better understand industry needs and priorities.

Tuesday August 7 and Wednesday August 8, 2018 will be dedicated to technical presentations. On Thursday August 9, 2018, Workshop sponsors will provide demonstration and training sessions new MFiX Software Suite offerings including the new MFiX-PIC model scheduled for Summer 2018 release.

Call for Presentations:

The goal for the Workshop continues to be advancing the use of physics-based multiphase simulations and experiments to help overcome the technical barriers associated with the development of highly efficient, environmentally acceptable energy, environmental and industrial technologies and processes.

The conference will cover topics in:

  • Fundamental research in multiphase flows
  • Advancements in CFD model development for multiphase flows
  • Application of multiphase CFD to industrial systems such as gasification, combustion, fossil fuel extraction and utilization, chemical processes, etc.
  • Novel measurement techniques in multiphase flows
  • Application of uncertainty quantification techniques in multiphase flow simulation
  • Optimization and reduced order modeling of multiphase systems

You are invited to submit a brief abstract for a 15-minute presentation, by June 30, 2018, to The final agenda and notification to presenters will follow by July 15, 2018. Due to the limited number of time slots available for presentations, the organizing committee may ask the presentation author(s) to provide a poster in lieu of a presentation.

The workshop will be Open to the Public and Foreign Nationals may attend the meeting. Only publicly available information will be presented.

Please visit our NETL Multiphase Flow Science Website for more information on the workshop and our research program:


There is a Registration Fee of $140.00, which covers continental breakfast and lunch each day as well as refreshments for morning and afternoon breaks. This fee will not be refunded after July 26, 2018. Please register for the workshop and make your hotel reservation at the following link:

Hotel Information:

We have secured a room block at the Hilton, University of Houston, 450 University Drive, Houston, TX 77204. The hotel is located adjacent to the UH Student Center. Please contact the hotel directly (832) 531-6300 to make your reservation. The room rate for this meeting is $149.00 per night, plus tax.

Further information regarding the upcoming draft agenda, hotel, transportation, directions and registration are available on our website:

For information regarding the program content, please contact:

William A Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.
Multiphase Flow Science Team
Research & Innovation Center
National Energy Technology Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy
Phone: 304-285-4272

For logistics information, please contact:

JoAnn DiDomenico
NETL Event Management
National Energy Technology Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy
Phone: 304-285-4750

NETL and our co-sponsors look forward to your participation in this year’s workshop.