ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA,
9 - 15 November 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA), from 9 to 15 November 2018. The IMECE program features 20+ tracks and 18+ sessions related to the Energy field, focussed on energy conversion and storage.

The Thermal Energy Storage session (8-7 within the Energy Track) aims to bring together academics and industry to review recent advances in the field of thermal energy storage, discuss future research directions and development priorities, and build collaborations in this research area.

Papers, extended abstracts and technical presentations are solicited in the following areas

·        Thermal energy storage materials (sensible, latent, thermochemical materials),

·        Thermal energy storage units (modules, components, devices) and heat transfer enhancement

·        Thermo-mechanical energy storage (CAES, liquid air energy storage, pumped thermal energy storage, etc)

·        Cold thermal energy storage for low temperature applications including air conditioning, refrigeration, cold chains, cryogenic processes

·        System integration, optimisation and techno-economic analysis of thermal energy storage for applications including, but not limited to, renewable energy integration, buildings, industrial processes

·        Thermal energy storage for concentrated solar power plants

·        Novel concepts for thermal energy storage

Interested authors should submit a (min/max) 400/650-words abstract via the web tool at the Congress 2018 website.

Key Dates

​Abstract Submission: 26 February 2018

Full-Length Draft Paper for Review: 30 April 2018

Submission of Final Paper and Author Paid Registration: 13 August 2018

Please visit the website:, it is regularly updated - We hope to see you in Pittsburgh, in November 2018!

The Organizers of the Thermal Energy Storage topic,

Dr Adriano Sciacovelli, University of Birmingham

Dr Helena Navarro, University of Birmingham

Prof Jay Khodadadi, Auburn University