Location: Nurnberg, Germany
The IPPAD ESRs were present at the annual CBI Symposium that took place on the 10th of May 2017 at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). The Research Fellows participated in the poster exhibition of the CBI Symposium. As this exhibition attracts many students who are interested in state-of-the-art research projects, the 3 ESRs enjoyed the opportunity to present their research topics to a very motivated audience. Almost a hundred undergraduate and post graduate students received an overview of the research work performed in the working groups of the IPPAD ESRs, the research goals and the methodology used.
This activity can be considered successful for all the participants, as was shown by the audience’s feedback. Some of students were interested in the diesel industry and experimental spray investigation, as these were presented by ESR 3, Mr Javad Rezaei. Mr Rezaei presented also the EU legislation regarding the vehicle emissions – as planned for the year 2020 – to students who were interested in the automotive industry and he showed different kinds of laser diagnostics which are used for spray investigation. He also underlined the advantages of being a Marie-Curie Research Fellow; many of the undergraduate students were attracted by the idea to combine the next level of their studies with a close collaboration with the industry, the way this is offered in the H2020 programmes.
In the discussion that followed the presentations ESR 8, Ms Natascia Palazzo, received many questions regarding her research topic, i.e. combustion process and soot formation from Diesel fuels. The interest of the students gave Ms Palazzo the chance to talk about the application perspectives of the research performed by her and her group.
The event was successful not only for the students but also for the ESRs, explains ESR 2, Mr Vikrant Mahesh: more than 50 poster gave the 200 researchers that visited the CBI Symposium the opportunity to meet people with similar research topics but in different fields of applied science. This interaction led to new ideas and created a platform for new collaborations and wider networks.