Events

2020

Advisory board meeting on May 28, 2020

4th Meeting of the Virtuhcon Advisory Board and status seminar in the second funding phase.

Agenda

2019

3rd Virtuhcon Advisory Board Meeting and Status Seminar of Virtuhcon phase II

The third Virtuhcon Advisory Board Meeting and the Status Seminar took place on 11 April 2019.

Agenda

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2018

2nd Status Seminar and Virtuhcon Advisory Board Meeting of Virtuhcon phase II

The annual Status Seminar was hold on 26 April 2018. During the seminar, the group leaders presented the latest scientific results and the members of the Advisory Board as well as professors and scientific associates of the co-operating Institutes had the possibility to get an overview about the current progress in Virtuhcon. After the Status Seminar the Speaker of the Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Hans Kuipers from Technical University Eindhoven moderated the discussion of the project progress in the Advisory Board Meeting.

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Virtuhcon Presentations Status Seminar 2018

2017

Status Seminar and first Advisory Board Meeting of Virtuhcon phase II

The annual Status Seminar was hold on 11 May 2017. During the seminar, the latest scientific results were presented and the members of the Advisory Board as well as professors and scientific associates of the co-operating Institutes had the possibility to inform himself or herself about the current progress in Virtuhcon. On 12 May 2017, the first Advisory Board Meeting of the second research phase took place. Focus was the strategy and orientation of Virtuhcon in the next four years, as well as the evaluation of the research so far. As new Speaker of the Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Hans Kuipers from Technical University Eindhoven was elected. Vice Speaker is Dr. Nikola Anastasijevic.

Agenda Status Seminar

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Virtuhcon Presentations Status Seminar 2017

Workshop Fluidized Bed Modeling in Freiberg

In March, we organized a workshop on fluidized bed modeling. For this reason, many experts from fluidized bed modeling across Europe visited Freiberg and the centre for innovation competence Virtuhcon.

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List of participants 

2016

Appointment of the Advisory Board Members of Virtuhcon Phase II

In December 2016, the Rector of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg appointed the future members of the Advisory Board of Virtuhcon in phase II. In the years 2017 to 2019, the following members will support Virtuhcon with their experience and expertise:

  • Dr. Nikola Anastasijevic (Outotec GmbH),
  • Hr. Martin Gall (BASF SE),
  • Prof. Dr. Rajender Gupta (University of Alberta), 
  • Dr. Franz Holzleithner (Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH), 
  • Dr. Arnd Köfler (Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG),
  • Prof. Dr. Hans Kuipers (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven), 
  • Prof. Dr. Yong-Wang Li (Synfuels China Technology Co. Ltd.) 
  • Dr. Markus Neuroth (RWE Power AG), 
  • Prof. Dr. Markus Reuter (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf), 
  • Prof. Dr. Fuchen Wang (East China University of Science and Technology), 
  • Dr. Thomas Wurzel (Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH).

Kick-off meeting of the co-operating institutes of Virtuhcon phase II  

On 30 October 2016, the kick-off meeting of the 11 academic Partners of Virtuhcon phase II took place at the institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering in Freiberg. The cooperating institutes will work closely together to achieve the targeted objectives of Virtuhcon in the future.

2015

Search for young scientists to fill the leading positions of the new research groups – 9.12.2015

Interviews for the Research Group Leader positions „Multiphase Models“ and „Material and Process Analysis“ in Berlin

Status Seminar HITECOM II – 11.11.2015

Agenda 

Jury meeting to decide about a second funding phase – 24.3.2015

Defense of the extended strategy concept chaired by Dr Klaus von Dohnanyi and the BMBF in Berlin

2014

Advisory Board Meeting 2014 – 16./17.10.2014

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Status Seminar 2014 – 16.10.2014

Program Flyer

Status Seminar HITECOM – 09.07.2014

VTC Evaluierung – 04.06.2014

2013

Advisory Board Meeting 2013 – 15.11.2013

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Status Seminar 2013 – 14.11.2013

Program Flyer
2012

Advisory Board Meeting 2012 – 14.12.2012

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Status Seminar 2012 – 13.12.2012

Program Flyer
2011

Virtuhcon Conference

1st ERCOFTAC CONFERENCE on Simulation of multiphase flows in gasification and combustion (MFGC-1)

Advisory Board Meeting 2011 – 22.09.2011

The international advisory board of the Center for Innovation Competence Virtuhcon met for the third time in Freiberg from September 21st to 22nd, 2011. On September 21st the members of the board had the chance to become familiar with the tradition of mining. They had a descent to the Underground Mining "Reiche Zeche", where take place a mini mining tour such as the welcome evening with a mining dinner.

On October 22nd the members visited the "Cave" at the Institute of Informatics (TU Bergakademie Freiberg). Directly thereafter the heads of the three research groups, Prof. Christian Hasse, Dr. Petr Nikrityuk and Dr. Patrick Masset, presented their results up to now and future research objectives concerning the Virtuhcon case. The members of the board gave useful advice about the future research work at the center.

Agenda

Status Seminar 2011 – 23.09.2011

Program Flyer
2010

Advisory Board Meeting 2010 – 07./08.10.2010

The international advisory board of the Center for Innovation Competence Virtuhcon met for the second time in Freiberg on 7 and 8 October 2010. On 7 October the members of the board had the chance to get to know better the equipment of Virtuhcon visiting the Institute for Heat Engineering and Thermodynamics and the Institute for Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, where the Virtuhcon research center is located. On the evening the advisory board members participated in a dinner together with the core group professors and heads of the research groups at the restaurant in the recently restored Castle Freudenstein.

On 8 October the heads of the three research groups, Prof. Christian Hasse, Dr. Petr Nikrityuk and Dr. Patrick Masset, presented their results up to now and future research objectives. During the meeting members of the advisory board discussed together with the core group professors and Virtuhcon staff the realization of the scientific aims. The members of the board gave useful advice about the future research work at the center. At the end the advisory board members showed their confidence about the scientific progress of the Virtuhcon research center.

Status Seminar 2010 – 04.10.2010

This year´s Virtuhcon status seminar took place at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering on 4 October. The event focused on the scientific progress and future development of the Center for Innovation Competence Virtuhcon.

The heads of the research groups Reacting Flow Systems, Multiphase Systems and Interphase Phenomena presented their research groups and explained accomplished and future research objectives. Participants like representatives of Project Management Juelich showed their optimism about the future development of research at Virtuhcon.

2009
Advisory Board Meeting 2009 – 09.10.2009

The advisory board of the Centre for Innovation Competence has been constituted in the beginning of October 2009. Upon advice of the initiating professors of Virtuhcon selected representatives of international scientific institutions and industry has been invited to join the board. The advisory board is an important body to ensure the future success of Virtuhcon. Board members will advise the professors and research group leaders in terms of the strategy concept and questions regarding international positioning, public perception of the centre, increase of fundraising, sponsoring and achievement of top positions in education and research.

Prof. K. Riedle, formerly member of the Executive board of Siemens PG, has been elected Chairman of the advisory board. Prof. F. Durst, formerly Director of the Chair of Fluid Dynamics at Universität Erlangen, will serve as Deputy Chairman. Other members of the board are Dr. G. Aichinger (Siemens VAI, Austria), Prof. C. Cruz-Neira (LITE - Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, USA), M. Gall (BASF, Germany), Prof. R. Gupta (University of Alberta, Canada), Prof. K. Hack (GTT Technologies, Germany), F. Hannemann (Siemens, Germany), Prof. M. de Lemos (ITA - Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil), J. McDaniel (Techo Tampa Electric Company, USA), Prof. W. Nagel (TU Dresden, Germany), Dr. M. Neuroth (RWE, Germany), Dr. M. Peters ThyssenKrupp, Germany), Prof. L. Singheiser (FZ Jülich, Germany), Dr. J. van Dyk (Sasol, South Africa), Dr. T. Wurzel (Lurgi, Germany), Prof. em. C. Zenger (Technische Universität München, Germany).

The meeting of the advisory board took place in one of the most impressive halls at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, the "Drusenkabinett". On the eve of the meeting the board members enjoyed a visit to the recently opened museum Terra Mineralia and a dinner in the restaurant of Freudenstein castle.