The 13th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2013) took place at Imperial College London on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2013 and was co-sponsored by the Energy Institute, the IMechE, the IChemE, the Heat Transfer Society and the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer.

Approximately 150 abstracts were accepted, from which about 100 papers were selected for presentation at the conference. With a total of 140 participants, this was the most popular UKHTC in its history.

The Organising Committee would like to thank all conference participants, session chairs, keynote speakers and sponsors for making the UKHTC2013 a successful and memorable meeting, and looks forward to the next (14th) UKHTC in Edinburgh in 2015.

NEW! Conference participants can now download an electronic version (PDF) of the UKHTC2013 Proceedings HERE (45.5 MB file).


Imperial College London and the Energy Futures Lab are delighted to be hosting the 13th UK Heat Transfer Conference (UKHTC2013) on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2013, on behalf of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee. The conference will be in its 29th year and returning to Imperial for the 3rd time. It has been and remains the premier forum in the UK for the local and international heat transfer community to meet and present their work.

The conference is broad in scope, encompassing heat transfer as it applies in power generation, transportation and a host of processes and industries. Contributions concerning the fundamentals of heat transfer processes and their applications are welcomed in the following areas and others:I

  • Phase change heat transfer
  • Combustion
  • Electronics cooling
  • Fuel cells
  • Gas turbines
  • Heat pipes
  • Heat exchangers
  • Nanofluids
  • Phase change materials
  • Porous media
  • Thermoelectrics

This year, in addition, the organisers would also particularly welcome contributions related to:

  • Heat transfer in the built environment
  • Heat recovery
  • Solar energy
  • Energy storage


The Organisers are grateful for the support of the following sponsors:





Co-sponsoring institutions: