12-ISICP will be an online, fully interactive, symposium with

  • Six live Invited speakers 
  • 6o other technical presentations. Approximately 50% will be live with others pre-recorded; in all cases authors will be live for Q&A
  • Three live Panel sessions, that are being optimised for interaction with the virtual audience. Initial information is included below.
  • Q&A after each of the above

The programme plan takes into account the extended time zones for ISICP's attendees; the structure of the symposium has been modified to take account of the virtual environment. As shown, sessions will be held on the Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, with a limited duration (4 hours per day). Each of the three days is adjusted to favour the time zones of Asia, the Americas or Europe.  

The outline preliminary programme is shown on this page whilst the full version, that lists the details of all paper in each technical area, is available to download via the link below. Those who register for 12-ISICP will also receive the event App which includes access to abstracts for all papers. The App also provides the ability to bookmark sessions for attendance. 

There will be a 30 minute Welcome address on Monday 22nd March 2021 at 14:00 hrs CET. This will also allow the IT systems of all participants to be checked & gives time to resolve any technical issues before the full symposium commences the following day.    

(Please note that abstract submissions are no longer being considered; the deadline was 1st November) 

The numbers in the table above represent the 18 technical areas of ISICP, with papers being presented in 16 of these. 

When red text is used this designates that a paper from Asia is planned at this point (due to their time zone) 

Recordings of the panels will be available if attendance at a panel is not possible due to participation in a parallel technical paper. 

As with the invited & other technical presentations, questions to a panel can be raised in advance.  

Immediately after the awards & closing remarks there will be a presentation regarding 13-ISICP, which will be held in Santander (Spain), 3-6 October 2022.

An Excel version of the Preliminary Programme/Agenda is also available that shows further details of authors & their affiliations.


"3D printing of energetics & RAM: what new applications are expected by 2025?"

Already 3D is widely used for liquid engine injectors. 

There is considerable R&D underway on energetics 3D printing, as described in several 12-ISICP papers.

Combining 3D printing & RAM could be a future method to manufacture energetics (the image above is from an Australian research paper where they propose RAM output as a feed for the 3D printing of energetics). 

The participants for Panel 1 are:
Prof. Richard Yetter (Chair), Penn State Uni.

Dr. Eric Beckel, US Army
Lawrence Farrar, Resodyn Corp
Asst. Prof. Lori Groven, South Dakota School of Mines

Prof. Steven Son, Purdue University

Dr. Kyle Sullivan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

"High Throughput Experimentation and Research with energetic materials"

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are part of the methodology.

EDA and the EU, via the EDF part of Horizon Europe, are assessing funding in these areas; in the United States, DARPA"s RIDE programme is underway 

The participants for Panel 2 are:
Dr. John Zevenbergen (Chair),  TNO

Dr. Victor S Abrukov, Chuvash State University

Dr. Brian Barnes, US Army

Dr. Mark Johnson, US Army 

"What can be done to sustain energetic materials &/or increase the uptake of Greener materials"

Since the 1970's there has been significant research in this area but little exploitation. Exceptions include some high explosives (e.g. Tetryl is generally no longer used), Ionic Liquids replacing Hydrazine monopropellant for satellite station keeping, Nitramine/GAP for small diameter & limited temperature range Min Smoke motors. However, industry still uses (for example) many lead based formulations & Ammonium Perchlorate. 

The participants for Panel 3 are:
Prof. Keiichi Hori (Chair), JAXA

Dr. Jamie Neidert, US Army

Dr. Uwe Schaller, ICT

Dr. Guy Jacob, ArianeGroup