Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a leading research university located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. TU/e is specialized in engineering science & technology; it has 3,200 employees (30% international) and other 2,000 academic staff. The university was founded in 1956, and its development is closely related to the presence of Philips headquarters and research center in the city. TU/e has thirteen distinctive research areas: Automotive Systems, Building Physics, Broadband Telecommunication Technologies, Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), Human Behavior and Intelligent Systems (ILI), Information and Communication Systems (EIRICT), Logistics and Operations Management, Multiscale Mechanics (EMI), Nano-Engineering of Functional Materials and Devices, Plasmas, Polymers, Process Engineering and Control, Tissue Engineering and Imaging
Motivation: TU/e defined three strategic areas in its recent strategic plan. The main focus of the GENiC project is in the Strategic Area “Energy” of TU/e. The project will also be embedded in two important multidisciplinary institutes at TU/e: The Eindhoven Energy Institute (EEI) and The Eindhoven Multiscale Institute (EMI). The main motivation is to apply the existing know-how of our group in a relevant problem with clear benefits for all society, combined with the possibility to build-up new and relevant knowledge during the course of this project.
Related Competences: The two main related competences are: the expertise in model coupling and the experience in multi-scale problems. Integration of different simulation models through external coupling is a expertise built over many years, and in recent years 4 PhD candidates defended thesis related to the topic in our department. The multi-scale approach is also a known competence of TU/e, which is formally represented in the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute (EMI).
Role in the Project: TU/e will contribute to the requirements specification and architecture tasks in WP1, will make significant contributions to the modelling and control system development tasks in WP2, and will contribute to the decision support activities in WP4 and contribute to project dissemination efforts in WP7.