UC3M Aerospace ERC Starting Grant Panel

23 march 2021. 12.00 CET


ERC NEXTFLOW – Next-generation flow diagnostics for control
Stefano Discetti from UC3M

Stefano Discetti is Associate Professor and Director of the Aerospace Engineering Research Group at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He received his Ph.D. (2013) in Aerospace Engineering from University of Naples Federico II. His main research interests are in the field of development of optical measurement techniques for fluid flows, data-driven techniques and machine learning applied to flow measurements and flow control. He is PI of the ERC Starting Grant project NEXTFLOW. He is member of the Editorial Board of the JCR journal Measurement Science and Technology, of the Scientific Committee of the International Symposia on Particle Image Velocimetry, of the Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer and of the Steering Committee of the Special Interest Group on Particle Image Velocimetry of ERCOFTAC.

The NEXTFLOW project aims at providing the next-generation flow diagnostics for active flow control by pursuing complete flow descriptions based on time-resolved 3D characterization of velocity and thermodynamic variables. The objective is to obtain a robust flexible approach, with output of direct use for flow-control applications. In this talk, the fundamental pillars of the project, the path to achieve the final goal and the expected outcomes will be outlined.

ERC ZARATHUSTRA: Revolutionizing advanced electrodeless plasma thrusters for space transportation
Mario Merino Martínez from UC3M

Mario Merino (Associate professor) got his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2013. His research activities in the EP2 research group include magnetic nozzles for plasma space propulsion, magnetized and unmagnetized plasma jet expansions, electromagnetic wave heating of plasmas, and electrodeless plasma thrusters. He is the PI of the ERC Starting Grant ZARATHUSTRA, and has participated in several other H2020. ESA, and National/Regional projects. Mario has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, two patents, and more than 60 contributions to conference proceedings.
More info at: http://mariomerino.uc3m.es/

In this short talk he will present the new ERC ZARATHUSTRA project, its goals, and an outlook of the first activates already initiated. The expected results and their significance will be discussed.

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