RWTH-Aachen Joint PhD Group Conference

Register now to attend the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne Joint PhD Group's first conference

Aachen, Germany

The conference will consist of a four-day program of social activities in Melbourne, and hybrid presentations from graduate researchers and supervisors engaged with the RWTH Aachen-University of Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD Group. The event will provide a forum for both parties to exchange experiences and ideas in their individual research areas. The program includes panel discussions, workshops and networking activities. The full presentation schedule is available below. Guests are welcome.

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Monday 13 February 2023

All times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

10:00-13:00 Graduate Researcher Forum

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14

Session chairs: Praddeep Gobinath & Weiqi Sun

10:00-11:30 - Panel discussion on career opportunities after the PhD

  • Mitchell Nothling, Trainee Patent Attorney, Griffith Hack
  • Gijo Sebastian, Control System Engineer, AVT Australia
  • Obafemi Adio, Quality and Completions Manager, ACCIONA Geotech

11:00-13:00 - Writing a paper for publication

  • Ha Nguyen, Academic Learning Unit, Student and Scholarly Services

10:00-13:00 Supervisor Forum

13:00-15:00 Lunch and icebreaker games

15:00-16:00 Keynote address

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14

Hydrogen in Australia

David Norman, CEO Future Fuels CRC Ltd

16:00-16:30 Keynote address

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14

Process engineering as a key for a sustainable bioeconomy

Prof Andreas Jupke, Chair of Process Fluid Engineering, RWTH Aachen

17:00-19:00 Graduate Researcher Presentations

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14
Virtual attendance via zoom (register above to receive meeting link)

Session chairs: Dr Eirini Goudeli & Prof Rob Crawford

17:00-17:30 Effects of horizontal connection pipes in geothermal bore fields under different climatic conditions
Graduate Researcher: Stephan Düber
Supervisors: A/Prof Guillermo Narsilio (UoM) & Prof Raul Fuentes (RWTH Aachen)

17:30-18:00 Magnetism losses due to lattice defects in ferromagnetic iron
Graduate Researcher: Tianyi Zhang
Supervisors: Dr Christian Brandl (UoM) & Prof Sandra Korte-Kerzel (RWTH Aachen)

18:00-18:30 Energy piles: short- and long-term response. From laboratory, and field scale to numerical modelling
Graduate Researcher: Luis Villegas Negrette
Supervisors: A/Prof Guillermo Narsilio (UoM) & Prof Raul Fuentes (RWTH Aachen)

18:30-19:00 Membrane research in Melbourne and Aachen
Graduate Researcher: Sawan Karambaiah
Supervisors: Prof Sandra Kentish (UoM) & Dr Christian Linnartz (RWTH Aachen)

19:00-19:30 Keynote address

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14
Virtual attendance via zoom (register above to receive meeting link)

(ADELE) German Australian Joint Laboratory for Advanced ELEctrochemical Processes

Prof Matthias Wessling, Chair of Chemical Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Vice-Rector for Research and Structure at the RWTH Aachen University, and DWI Scientific Board member.

Wednesday 15 February 2023

All times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Morning laboratory tours

Location: University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

Tour hosted by Dr Eirini Goudeli & Dr Christian Brandl

12:00-13:00 Keynote address

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14

Eva Druk, Genesis Delivery Manager, East Coast Australia

14:00-15:30 Graduate Researcher Presentations

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14
Virtual attendance via zoom (register above to receive meeting link)

Session chairs: Dr Eirini Goudeli & Prof Rob Crawford

14:00-14:30 The search for superconductivity using the functional renormalization group
Graduate Researchers: Jacob Beyer & Matthew Bunney
Supervisors: Prof Stephan Rachel (UoM) & Dr Carsten Honerkamp (RWTH Aachen)

14:30-15:00 Harnessing low-enthalpy geothermal energy from decommissioned open-pit mines: A techno-economic Assessment
Graduate Researcher: Mauricio Carcamo
Supervisors: A/Prof Guillermo Narsilio (UoM) & Prof Raul Fuentes (RWTH Aachen)

15:00-15:30 Turbulent boundary layer embedded with streamwise vortices
Graduate Researcher: Weiqi Sun
Supervisors: Prof Joseph Klewicki (UoM) & Prof Wolfgang Schroeder (RWTH Aachen)

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45-17:45 Graduate Researcher Presentations

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14
Virtual attendance via zoom (register above to receive meeting link)

Session chairs: Dr Eirini Goudeli & Prof Rob Crawford

15:45-16:15 Circularity in life cycle sustainability assessment – developing a framework for integration
Graduate Researcher: Anna Luthin
Supervisors: Prof Robert Crawford (UoM) & Prof Marzia Traverso (RWTH Aachen)

16:15-16:45 Life cycle sustainability assessment of smart HVAC control systems
Graduate Researcher: Praddeep Gobinath
Supervisors: A/Prof Guillermo Narsilio (UoM) & Prof Raul Fuentes (RWTH Aachen)

16:45-17:15 Studying Reaction Paths of Incipient Soot Formation with Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Graduate Researcher: Felix Schmalz
Supervisors: Dr Eirini Goudeli (UoM) & Prof Kai Leonhard (RWTH Aachen)

17:15-17:45 Considering prosumers' preferences in the allocation of Dynamic Operating Envelopes
Graduate Researcher: Ali Zoghi
Supervisors: Prof Pierluigi Mancarella (UoM) & Prof Antonelli Monti (RWTH Aachen)

17:45-18:15 Closing remarks

Location: MelbourneConnect Superfloor meeting rooms M13+M14

Prof Sandra Kentish, Academic Lead, RWTH Aachen-Melbourne joint PhD

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