International Explosives Conference

30th June to 2nd July 2020

Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London, UK

Attend Present Sponsor Exhibit 3MT

"Future Developments in Explosives and other Energetics"

An international conference on the fundamental science of explosives and other energetic materials.

This 1st International Explosives Conference (IEC-2020) is for all professionals involved in the fundamental science of explosives and energetic materials.

The focus of the conference is future developments and the principle themes for this inaugural event include (but are not limited to):

  • Energetic Materials and Characterisation
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Response to Stimuli
  • Advances in Experimental Techniques and Diagnostics
  • Theory, Modelling and Simulation

If you are interested in the science that underpins deeper understanding of explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, gas generators, this is the event for your consideration. We invite all, from early careers through to subject matter experts, to be involved in the following ways:

By design the event is unclassified with a view to generating a truly international mix of speakers and delegates. With opportunities for networking, discussing and debating all things energetics, be sure to book your place at the event.

Record of proceedings will be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


We are delighted to acknowledge sponsorship by the UK's Atomic Weapons Establishment and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Yogi Gupta

Professor Yogi Gupta

Washington State University

Dr Jesse Sabatini

US Army Futures Command

Dr William Proud

Dr William Proud

Imperial College London

Present at Conference

Presentations, Interactive sessions, Three Minute Thesis, Posters...

Can you explain your research in just 3 minutes?

Founded by the University of Queensland, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges researchers to hone their presentation skills to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist.

Take part in 3MT


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Key Dates

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Call for Papers/Posters

Abstracts and papers should be submitted by 31 January 2020 for review by the conference editorial committee. A decision on selected papers, presentations and posters will be made by 28 February 2020.

The full papers will be required by 31 May 2020. A record of proceedings published by the Royal Society of Chemistry will be made available to all participants.

Submit Papers/Poster

Editorial committee

Professor Jackie Akhavan Cranfield University
Dr Peter Portius Sheffield University
Dr William Proud Imperial College London
Professor Colin Pulman Edinburgh University
Professor Andy Tyas Sheffield University
Dr David Williamson Cambridge University

Costs and Concessions


Early Bird Delegate until 31st March 2020: £400

Delegate after 1st April 2020: £550

Students and Early Careers: £200

Apply for a student bursary

Early Careers - First ten years of education or employment.


There are also opportunities to exhibit at the event with a range of combinations by size and number of exhibitors. We are delighted that the Institute of Explosives Engineers will exhibit alongside the Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials.

Single Space 3 Metres x 2 Metres - 1 Person - £855

Double Space 6 Metres x 2 Metres - 2 Persons - £1475

Extra person for display - £350 (Maximum of 2)

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Venue - Victory Services Club, Carisbrooke Hall

The conference will take place between 30th June and 2nd July 2020 at the Victory Services Club located near Marble Arch at the junction of Hyde Park, Park Lane and Oxford Street in London's West End.

Contact us

Contact our Symposia event organiser

+44 (0)1793 785773

Lynn at Symposia

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International Explosives Conference 2020