PE for Sustainable Energy Systems 13th October 2021 – Printable Programme v1

Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems 

13th – 14th October 2021



Our Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems is held over 2 days and the daily programme is detailed below.

Please note that all times are shown in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Printable Programme

Wednesday 13th October 2021

Time Programme
09:00 – 10:30Tutorial: Gear metrology for Wind Energy Systems (Part 1)
Dr Martin Stein, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, DE and Dr Rob Frazer, National Gear Metrology Lab, Newcastle University, UK
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Gear metrology for Wind Energy Systems (Part 2)
13:00 – 13:10Welcome address: Harald Bosse, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), DE
13:10 – 13:40Keynote: EURAMET’s strategy and research programmes for sustainable energy systems and green deal
Jörn Stenger, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), DE and EURAMET chairperson 

13:40 – 14:40

Chair: Andreas Archenti


Session 1: Storage (Part 1)

13:40     Enabling active magnetic bearings with low cost sensors 
Matthew Journee, Levistor, UK 

14:00     Circular battery production
Christoph Herrmann, TU Braunschweig, DE & Executive Board member of Battery LabFactory Braunschweig, DE

14:20  Electrification of HD EVs and energy storage
Fernanda Marzano, Scania CV AB, SE

14:40 – 15:00 Coffee break

 15:00 – 15:40

Session 1: Storage (Part 2)

15:00     A review of vibration energy harvesting
Zachary Trimble, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US

15:20     Lifetime cost of ownership comparison of utility-scale energy storage solutions 
David Gessel, Blackrose Technology, US

15:40 – 16:10Coffee, debate and discussion on Storage


16:10 – 17:30

Chair: Alex Slocum


Session 2: Hydro   

16:10     Adaptive hydraulics: Improving centrifugal pump efficiency using precision machine design
Hilary Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US 

16:30     Integrated pumped hydro reverse osmosis clean energy system (IPHROCES) 
Nelson Novoa, Oceanus Power & Water, US 

16:50     Plasma generation underwater for drag reduction in marine technologies
Adam Bennett, Cranfield Plasma Solutions, UK

17:10 – 17:30Coffee, debate and discussion on Hydro


Thursday 14th October 2021

09:00 – 09:30Keynote:   Precision engineering through digitalisation – Use Case: Wind Turbines   
Christian Fenselau and Lasse Lundberg Nowack, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, DK


09:30 –10:10

Chair: Harald Bosse


Session 3: Wind  (Part 1)

09:30        Tension and compression vs cantalivered design in floating wind turbines
Drew Devitt, American Offshore Energy, US 

09:50        CFD based performance optimisation of an HGV Cab roof deflector for maximum fuel efficiency and minimum emissions
Muhammad Atif, University of Huddersfield, UK  

10:10 – 10:30Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00Session 3: Wind  (Part 2)

Dissemination workshop:  High-performance computing for wind energy – HPCWE   

12:00 – 12:30Coffee, debate and discussion on Wind
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 14:50

Chair: Liam Blunt


Session 4:   Solar

13:30      Pushing solar energy conversion beyond today´s efficiency and cost limits
Rutger Schlatmann, Helmholtz, DE

13:50      Decarbonization will not look the same everywhere – Which technologies will dominate future electricity systems?
Dieter Most, Siemens AG, DE

14:10      Hybrid air plasma water cleaning: Reducing water consumption & increasing cleanliness of mirrors, in Concentrating Solar Power plants 
Adam Bennett, Cranfield Plasma Solutions, UK

14:30      Development of a large tube outdoor measuring facility for solar modules
Frank Schmaljohann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, DE  

14:50 – 15:10Coffee, debate and discussion on Solar
15:10 – 15:20Closing remarks by Alex Slocum, MIT, US
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