Welcome Message

      The International Stirling Engine Conference (ISEC) that began in Great Britain in 1982 has grown and flourished over the years. We take great pleasure in announcing that Stirling International Association and National Cheng Kung University will co-host the 18th International Stirling Engine Conference in Tainan, Taiwan from September 19 to 21, 2018. The 18-ISEC will receive the visit of the distinguished guests and participants from research institutes, universities and companies all around the world working on the topics relevant to Stirling technology.
      Tainan city, as the venue of 18-ISEC, is one of the most important cultural and touristic centers in Taiwan. Tainan as well is the oldest ancient site with its historical and religious background. This city offers a great number of attractions and historical sites within reach. We invite you to attend the 18-ISEC and hope you have a great time here while enjoying friendships, having scientific discussions and initiating new collaborations
      Look forward to meeting you at 18-ISEC.

Important Dates

✪ Selected full papers of 18-ISEC have the opportunity to publish their extended versions in a Special Issue of International Journal of Energy Research (SCI IF=2.598).

Keynote Lectures

A Personal History of the Development of the Modern Stirling Engine

Dr. Dave M. Berchowitz
Chief Technical Officer
Global Cooling Inc. / Stirling Ultracold, U.S.A.
Development, Commercialization and Ongoing Customer Use of the WhisperGen DC Remote Power System

Dr. Don Clucas
Director of Master of Engineering Studies
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
“Opportunities of the Fluidized Bed Technology in the Development of Stirling Engines”

Permanent Researcher  
Institute for Research on Combustion, CNR, Italy
"Research and Development of Stirling Engines in China and Zhejiang University"

Dr. NI, Mingjiang
Professor & Director
Institute for Sustainable Energy School of Energy Engineering Zhejiang University,China



Secretariat of 18-ISEC
Dr. Yen-Fei Nicole Chen
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, Taiwan
E-mail: info@18isec.org
Office Phone: +886-6-2757575-63627
Fax. +886-6-2757417