International Explosives Conference


22nd June to 24th June 2022

Victory Services Club, Marble Arch, London, UK

Attend Present Sponsor Exhibit 3MT Hotel

"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-2022) is for all professionals involved in the fundamental science of explosives and energetic materials.

The focus of the conference is future developments and the principal 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 William Proud

Dr Jesse Sabatini

US Army Futures Command

Dr William Proud

Dr William Proud

Imperial College London

Dr Pieter Halliday

Dr Pieter Halliday

SAFEX International

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

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Details to follow

Key Dates

31 January 2022: Deadline for submission of abstracts for papers and posters should be submitted by for review by the conference editorial committee.

28 February 2022: Deadline for decision on selected papers, presentations and posters by the Editorial Committee.

31 March 2022: Early Bird registration ends.

01 May 2022: Deadline for 3MT abstract submission.

31 May 2022: Deadline for submission of the full papers for inclusion in the record of proceedings published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

22 June 2022: Start of the International Explosives Conference 2022

Presenting Papers/Posters

A number of submitted papers will be invited to present their research at the conference

Call for Papers/Posters

Abstracts for papers and posters should be submitted by 31 January 2022 for review by the conference editorial committee. A decision on selected papers, presentations and posters will be made by 28 February 2022.

The full papers will be required by 31 May 2022. A record of proceedings published by the Royal Society of Chemistry will be made available to all participants after the event.

Guidance for submissions Guidelines for contributors to conference proceedings Submit Papers/Poster/3MT

Editorial committee

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

Costs and Concessions


Early Bird Delegate until 31st March 2022: £400

Delegate after 1st April 2022: £550

Students and Early Careers: £200


A limited number of bursaries are available to postgraduate research students and those in the first ten years of their career.
Bursaries will only be awarded to students and early careers whose abstracts have been accepted for either oral presentations, posters or 3MT. Applications must be accompanied by a short statement of support and benefit from the academic sponsor or senior line manager.

Apply for a bursary*

We regret that other concessions are not available in order to allow costs to our student and early careers delegates to be kept to a minimum.

*Early Careers Bursary is limited to first five 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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Terms and Conditions

Venue - Victory Services Club, Carisbrooke Hall

The conference will take place between 22nd June and 24th June 2022 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.


A limited number of rooms have been secured at the VSC at preferential rates:

  • Single Room B&B £112.50
  • Double or Twin Room B&B £174.00

To book please call 020 7723 4474 Ext 1 and quote booking reference 726316.

If you have any queries regarding accommodation please email

Contact us

Contact our Symposia event organiser

+44 (0)1793 785773

Lynn at Symposia

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International Explosives Conference 2022