Tentative Program of MPCS-2018

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January 7th 2018, Sunday

Arrival and Welcome Party Day – Hwa Chong Institution

17:00 – 19:00    Registration, Arrival of Delegates Hwa Chong Institution (HCI)

19:00 – 21:00    Welcome Party  Hwa Chong Institution Reception Hall

January 8th 2018, Monday

Opening; Keynote and Invited Talks – Nanyang Technological University

08:00 – 08:30   Breakfast at HCI

08:30 – 09:00   Departure from HCI To Nanyang Technological University by Bus; Travel

09:00 – 10:00   Registration, Orientation  NTU

 

10:00 – 11:00   Welcome Addresses at NTU, Lecture Theater:

  • Guest of Honor Professor K. K. Phua,  Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, NTU

  • S. Xu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Chairman

  • I. Levchenko, NIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Queensland University of Technology, Australia – Co-Chairman

  • M. Keidar, the George Washington University Host and Chairman of the next 3rd MPCS July 2018 (Teleconference)

  • S. Mazouffre, Director of research, National Center for Scientific Research – CNRS, France

 

11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break; Group photo

11:30 – 13:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  NTU, Lecture Theatre

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

 

14:00 – 15:30   Keynote and Invited Talks  NTU, Lecture Theater

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break

 

16:00 – 17:30   Keynote and Invited Talks  NTU, Lecture Theater

17:30 – 18:00   Dinner - NTU

 

18:00 – 19:00   Transportation to Night Safari (Bus). Departure from NTU

19:30 – 10:00   Night Safari and Transportation Back to Hwa Chong Institution. Arrival to Hwa Chong Institution

January 9th 2018, Tuesday

Keynote and Invited Talks – Hwa Chong Institution  

08:00 – 09:00   Breakfast at HCI

09:00 – 10:30   Keynote and Invited Talks HCI Conference Auditorium

10:30 – 11:00   Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30   Keynote and Invited Talks HCI Conference Auditorium

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch, informal discussions  HCI Conference Auditorium; HCI Guest Area

 

13:30 – 15:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

15:00 – 15:30   Coffee break  HCI Conference Auditorium

 

15:30 – 17:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

17:00 – 18:00   Dinner  HCI Conference Auditorium

 

18:00 – 21:00   Bus City Tour: Gardens by the Bay, Laser Show, Stop at Esplanade/Merlion; Bus Travel back to HCI

January 10th 2018, Wednesday

Lab Visits, Keynote Talks

Nanyang Technological University, Satellite Research Centre, Plasma Sources and Application Centre

08:00 – 09:00   Breakfast at HCI

09:00 – 10:00   Transportation to the Nanyang Technological University

10:00 – 11:00   Conceptual Keynote Talks – NIE 7-02-01 (NTU, Lecture Theater)

  • Prof. Shuyan Xu, director of PSAC / SPCS

  • Prof. Lim Wee Seng, Executive Director, Satellite Research Centre (SaRC)

 

11:00 – 11:45    

  • Group 1 visits the Plasma Sources and Application Centre  / Space Propulsion Centre, Singapore

  • Group 2 visits the Satellite Research Centre (SaRC)

11:45 – 12:30

  • Group 2 visits the Plasma Sources and Application Centre Space Propulsion Centre, Singapore

  • Group 1 visits the Satellite Research Centre (SaRC)

 

13:00 – 14:00   Lunch, Informal Discussions  NTU

14:30 16:10   Conceptual Keynote and Invited Talks 

 

16:10 17:00   Eco-Campus and Innovation Centre Tour

 

18:00                Departure to Conference Dinner

18:30 – 21:00   Conference Dinner – Raffles Marina (by Invitation) 

21:00                Bus Transportation Back to HCI

January 11th 2018, Thursday

Keynote and Invited Talks

Hwa Chong Institution  

08:00 – 09:00   Breakfast at HCI

09:00 – 10:30   Keynote and Invited Talks - HCI Conference Auditorium

10:30 – 11:00   Coffee break

 

11:00 – 12:30   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch, informal discussions  HCI Conference Auditorium, HCI Guest Area

 

13:30 – 15:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

15:00 – 15:30   Coffee break  HCI Conference Auditorium

15:30 – 17:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

17:00 – 18:00   Dinner  HCI Conference Auditorium

18:00   Bus tour to Sentosa / VivoCity  Departure from HCI

21:00   Bus back to HCI, arrival to HCI; Back to HCI

January 12th 2018, Friday

Panel Discussion, Address of MPCS-III Organizers, Closing

Hwa Chong Institution  

08:00 – 09:00   Breakfast at HCI

09:30 – 11:00   Keynote and Invited Talks  HCI Conference Auditorium

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00   (HCI Conference Auditorium): Panel discussions. 

- Angelo Cervone, Marsil de Athayde Costa e Silva, Daduí Cordeiro Guerrieri. Delft University of Technology,

The Netherlands (teleconference)
  PocketQube Demonstrator 

- Li De Tian, LanZhou Institute of Physics, China Academy of Space Technology
  Pressing Questions in Spacef Micropropulsion

- Stephane Mazouffre, Director of research – CNRS, France 
  Wallless Thruster Concepts as a Way to Increase Lifetime and Then Mission Capability

- Francesco Taccogna, CNR-Nanotec – P.Las.M.I. lab, Bari, Italy 
  Future developments on Hall Thruster Virtual Lab

- Law Kay Soon, STAR-NUS
  Pressing Questions in Spacef Micropropulsion

- Dan Lev, Rafael – Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Haifa, Israel
  Challenges in Future Hollow Cathode Development for Very Low Power Electric Propulsion

 - Oleg Baranov, National Aerospace University, Ukraine 
  Plasma Systems in Technology and Space: Two ways and Two Approaches

- Wonho Choe, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
  Effect of Pressure in Chamber: is it Significant?

- Francis Thio, Hyperjet Fusion Cooperation, USA
  Pressing Questions in Spacef Micropropulsion

- Igor Levchenko, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / QUT, Australia
  Going Ahead?

13:00 - 13:45

  • Address from organizers of MPCS-III, Washington DC, July 2018

  • Closing remarks

 

14:00  Closing lunch, Organizers and visitors depart to NTU / PSAC

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