International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

The primary focus of this workshop is on technological and scientific issues. Our goal is to bring together some of the world’s leading experts in this area in order to exchange ideas, establish research priorities, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

The primary subject areas of relevance to the workshop are:

  1. Aircraft design
  2. Engine design
  3. Alternative fuelsutias.utoronto.catias
  4. Atmospheric science

Link to the 1st UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 2nd UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 3rd UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 5th UTIAS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change



After the event, presentations will be added as they are received from speakers.

Click here to access .zip file with all presentations – Updated 2018.05.07

Some presentations may not be available for public distribution.



Wednesday, May 16 – Friday, May 18, 2018

Presentation titles will be added as they are received.


Wednesday, May 16
09:30 10:00 David Zingg UTIAS Opening Remarks
10:00 11:00 Fay Collier NASA The Value and Challenges of Integrated Technology Demonstrations – Applying Lessons from the ERA Project
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:00 Jayant Sabnis MIT (formerly PW) The Eco-Friendly GTF … It is not about Bypass Ratio or Gearbox
12:00 12:30 Alejandra Uranga USC (formerly MIT) Boundary Layer Ingestion: Benefit Quantification and Analysis Framework
12:30 14:00 LUNCH
14:00  14:30  Peter Iosifidis Lockheed Martin  Low Boom Flight Demonstrator
14:30 15:00 Chris Dorban FAA FAA Aircraft Technology and Operations Research
15:00 15:30 BREAK
15:30 16:00 Volker Grewe  DLR Aircraft Emission Effects on Atmospheric Chemistry and Implications for Routing Options
16:00 17:30 ROUNDTABLE
17:30 18:30 RECEPTION


Thursday, May 17
10:00 10:30 Joyce Penner Michigan Aircraft Effects on Cirrus Clouds: Recent Advances
10:30 11:00 Irewole (Wally) Orisamolu  PW Advanced Technologies for Next Generation Propulsion Systems
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:00 Lynnette Dray  UCL Modelling the Transition to a More-Electric Aviation System
12:00 12:30 John Bonet Boeing Blended Wing Body Concept Status
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Tomas Grönstedt Chalmers University of Technology Radical Propulsion Concepts
14:00 14:30 Fassi Kafyeke Bombardier The Environment: An Innovation Driver for Bombardier Technology
14:30 15:00 Anthony J. Dean GE Future Engine Technologies for Aviation Energy Efficiency and the Environment
15:00 15:30 BREAK
15:30 17:30 ROUNDTABLE
18:30 Dinner at Terra Restaurant



Friday, May 18
09:30 10:00 Thomas Reist UTIAS Optimization of Hybrid Wing-Body Aircraft with Stability and Control Considerations
10:00 10:30 Sahil Jain Shell The Future of Aviation – Our Journey with the Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels
10:30 11:00 Chris Droney

Greg Gatlin



Subsonic Ultra-Green Research: Transonic Truss-Braced Wing Technical Maturation
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:00 Arne Stuermer DLR Engine-Airframe Integration for Environmentally Friendly and Economically Viable Future Transport Aircraft
12:00 12:30 Philippe Lavoie UTIAS Towards Skin Friction Drag Reduction via Active Control of the Turbulent Boundary Layer
12:30 13:00 David W. Zingg UTIAS Closing Remarks
13:00 14:00 LUNCH

Visitor Information


Conference delegates are encouraged to stay at the Novotel North York. Situated in Uptown Toronto, Novotel Toronto North York offers a modern destination that has upscale amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, a full service restaurant, and an indoor saltwater pool. The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has secured a corporate rate of $159* per night (breakfast buffet included).

Novotel North York
3 Park Home Avenue
North York, Ontario, M2N 6L3
Tel: 416-733-2929

Check-in time is after 3:00 pm and check-out time is before 12 Noon
Discounted Parking: $12.00 with in and out privileges
Reservations: Please call Novotel directly to secure reservations, 416-733-2929 on or before April 16th, 2018. The rooms are booked under UTIAS-Aviation Group and the Block ID is 1159108. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions from UTIAS- Aviation Group May 15-18-2018 Reservation Info Card for room reservations.

* All rates are subject to applicable taxes
* Quoted rates are not guaranteed for reservations made after April 16th, 2018

Transportation to and from Toronto Airport

Airport limousines/taxis can be located immediately outside any terminal at Toronto’s Pearson Airport (YYZ) on the Arrivals Level. The travel time to the hotel should be about 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Transportation Between Hotel and UTIAS

Transportation between Novotel and UTIAS will be provided by a shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will depart from Novotel North York at 8:40am each morning. Renting a car is an option, but not necessary. Public transportation to UTIAS is not recommended due to the irregular schedule of the buses between the subway station and UTIAS.

Directions to UTIAS

UTIAS is located at 4925 Dufferin Street, in the north-central section of the city of Toronto. The driving time from the hotel to UTIAS should be about 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.