electrostatics 2015


Please note that the programme is subject to change.

The event will start with registration for early arrivals on Sunday 12 April (timings and location to be confirmed). The main conferences sessions will start at 08:45 on Monday 13 April and close at lunchtime on Thursday 16 April.

 Overview    Monday 13 April   Tuesday 14 April   Wednesday 15 April  Thursday 16 April  

Poster session 1 (Monday)
    Poster session 2 (Tuesday)

Wednesday 15 April

08:30 Registration
Session 9: ESD

Chair: Ulrich von Pidoll, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany


(invited) ESD in industry - present and future
Jeremy Smallwood, Electrostatic Solutions Ltd., UK


Charge neutralisation from the side surface of an insulating plate
Atsushi Ohsawa, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan


An unusual source of multiple ESD events in electronic equipment
Douglas C Smith, University of Oxford, UK

10:50 Refreshments

Session 10: Modelling and simulation 

Chair: Ian Pavey, Chilworth Technology Ltd., UK


Discrete element method modeling of the triboelectric charging of polyethylene particles: Can particle size distribution and segregation reduce the charging?
Ladislav Konopka, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic 


Using electrostatic modelling to study cone discharges
Wahid Azizi, Chilworth Technology Ltd, UK


Numerical calculation of dielectrophoretic and electrostatic forces acting on micro-scale particles
Matthew Praeger, University of Southampton, UK


Technical presentations 2
Infolytica Europe

13:00 Lunch

Session 11: High voltage

Chair: Atsushi Ohsawa, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan


(invited) Development of super-clean diesel engine and combustor using nonthermal plasma hybrid aftertreatment
Masaaki Okubo, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan


Numerical model for long (lightning) discharges formed partly along an insulating surface
István Kiss, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary


Exhibition and refreshments


End of day three


Coach transfers from Solent Conference Centre to Royal Southampton Yacht Club


Conference dinner
Royal Southampton Yacht Club

23:00 approx. Coach transfers from Royal Southampton Yacht Club to Jurys Inn Southampton

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline (poster only):
    9 January 2015
    • Paper submission deadline:
      3 February 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    28 February 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    1 April 2015