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Mara de Joannon
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione IRC-CNR
Via Claudio, 21  - 80125- Naples - Italy

Ph.+39 081 7622673
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Research Topics


  • Kinetic of liquid and gaseous fuel oxidation
  • Non intrusive optical diagnostics
  • Ignition and combustion of high pressure spray combustion
  • Pollutants reduction and abatement (gaseous and particulates) in combustion systems
  • Advanced Combustion technologies












Biographical Notes

Mara de Joannon is researcher at Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione (IRC-CNR) since 2001. She graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Naples in 1994 by discussing a thesis on the formation of pyrolysis products in high pressure spray combustion. As fellow at IRC, she worked on the formation of pollutant formation in internal combustion engines until 1996. In 1999 Mara de Joannon discussed the PhD thesis in  Chemical Engineering on the chemical and spectroscopic characterization of high pressure spray autoignition. Currently, she is mainly focused on the study of advanced combustion processes and technologies for fossil and alternative fuels, with particular regard to highly pre-heated and diluted combustion (MILD Combustion).
She is a member of the Advisory Board of the IRC-CNR since 2010 and responsible of the research activities on processes and technologies for pollutants abatement in combustion processes.
Member of the Combustion Institute since 1996, she was Coordinator (35th International Symposium on Combustion) and Co-Chair (33rd and 34th international Symposium on Combustion) of New Technology Concepts, Reacting Flows and Fuel Technology Colloquium.
Since March 2015 she is the chair of the SMARTCATs Cost Action ( on the fundamental studies for exploitation of liquid and gaseous (fossil and alternative) fuels as Smart Energy Carriers (SECs) in advanced combustion technology applications.

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