R&D Director

R&D Director of Kelvion Holding GmbH. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Aachen and a PhD in mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin.
As Kelvion R&D Director he has been dealing with all central related issues in the Kelvion group including Plate Heat Exchanger, Shell & Tube, Single finned tube and Compact Systems /applications. He has been active in the field of air cooled condensing and wet cooling applications in the international power plant business since 2005.

Kelvion Holding GmbH

WP 1 - Project and Risk Management
Project Manager

Responsible for H2020 Project Management at Kelvion Holding GmbH. Currently studying Sales Engineering and Product Management at the faculty of mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Kelvion Holding GmbH

WP 1 - Project and Risk Management
Global Head of Technology / R&D

Global Head of Technology and R&D at Enexio Management GmbH in Bochum. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University and a MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Zapke and has been appointed as an Associate Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University. Following the completion of his studies he joined Kelvion where he gained experience in excess of 15 years in design and project execution activities in the petrochemical and power industries.

Enexio Management GmbH

WP 2 - Hybrid cooling system design WP 3 - Axial flow fan design WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger WP 6 - Water use and treatment WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test WP 9 - CSP Plant Simulation
Project Engineer

Project engineer at Kelvion Thermal Solutions (Pty) Ltd, who holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.  His expertise is related to the thermo-fluid dynamics in air-cooled condensers and axial flow fans.  Francois is responsible for managing the design and installation of a full-scale test facility that will be installed in Stellenbosch to test large air-cooled heat exchanger fans and aspects related to deluge cooling.  He is also involved in the design and construction of a fouling test facility and the development of thermal rating software for Kelvion.

Kelvion Thermal Solutions (Pty) Ltd

WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test
Project Consultant

Kathrin is a Project Consultant at S2i. She has been working at SEZ|S2i since 2012. She is experienced in dissemination activities in European projects (such as the creation of brochures, leaflets, websites, newsletters, social media) and in the planning, realization and post procession of events like workshops, info days, congresses and conferences. She also assists SEZ|S2i project managers in supporting SME, preparing documents, research, presentations and communication with clients. In the project MinWaterCSP Kathrin works closely with Charlotte on the communication and dissemination activities and with Maria for exploitation activities.

Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SEZ)

WP 10 - Communication and Dissemination WP 11 - Exploitation
Project Consultant

Ksenia is a Project Consultant at S2i. She has been working at SEZ|S2i since 2001. She is experienced in administrative support of Project Management activities as well as in dissemination activities in European projects. She also supports SEZ|S2i project managers in SME support provision, preparing documents, research, presentations and communication with clients. In the project MinWaterCSP Ksenia works closely with Charlotte on the administrative Project Management activities and on the communication and dissemination activities.

Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SEZ)

WP 1 - Projekt Management WP 10 - Communication and Dissemination
Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager at SEZ. She has been working as innovation consultant at SEZ since 2002. She is experienced in the administrative and financial project management of EU projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020), consultancy of SME, RTD organizations and others in the energy and environmental sector related EU funding (FP6, FP7, CIP, H2020) and is supporting SMEs for transnational cooperation. She is experienced in communication and dissemination activities in EU projects as well as exploitation issues. Within the Enterprise Europe Network she is an active member in the Sector Group Intelligent Energy.

Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SEZ)

WP 1 - Project and Risk Management WP 10 - Communication and dissemination
Maria Kourti
Project Manager

Maria Kourti is Project Manager at SEZ. She has been working as innovation consultant at SEZ since 2010. She was the coordinator of the EU Project DanubPIE which promoted the life cycle thinking within the Danube region and used Eco-design as a tool to encourage such product innovation. She is experienced in consultancy and trainings of SMEs, RTD organizations and others in the Eco-design sector related to product’s improvement and development of new eco-designed products. She has experience in exploitation activities in EU- projects.

Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (SEZ)

WP 10 - Communication and dissemination
Project Engineer

Project engineer at Kelvion Thermal Solutions (Pty) Ltd. Riaan completed his studies at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa where he obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.  His field of expertise lies in the thermo-fluid side of wet and dry cooling systems for industrial process cooling.  For the MinWaterCSP project, Riaan is responsible for the development of a novel hybrid cooling system that could ultimately provide supplementary cooling to air-cooled condenser systems, especially during high ambient temperature operation, typical in arid regions where concentrated solar power plants are normally installed.

Kelvion Thermal Solutions (Pty) Ltd

WP 2 - Hybrid cooling system design WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger WP 9 - CSP Plan Simulation
Senior Lecturer Design Divison

Senior lecturer in the Design Division of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Pretoria University and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He specializes in the dynamic behaviour and experimental measurement of mechanical systems and his research fields include fluid-structure interaction, granular dynamics and particle dampers.

Stellenbosch University

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
Associate Professor Mech. Eng.

Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. He specializes in the design and development of turbomachinery, specifically large diameter axial flow fans and micro-scale centrifugal compressors. He is registered as a professional engineering with the Engineering Council of South Africa.

Stellenbosch University

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
Professor Elect. Eng.

Responsible for the fan drive system development and performance evaluation. He is currently a Professor in electrical engineering at Stellenbosch University.

Stellenbosch University

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Associate Professor Electr. Eng.

Responsible for the fan drive system development and performance evaluation. He is currently an Associate Professor in electrical engineering at Stellenbosch University.

Stellenbosch University

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Co-owner of Notus

Co-owner of Notus Fan Engineering (NFE). He holds a mechanical engineering degree from Stellenbosch University as well as a MEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the same university. At NFE he is responsible for the aerodynamic design as well as aspects of the structural design of axial flow fans.

Notus Fan Engineering

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
Co-owner of Notus

Co-owner of Notus Fan Engineering (NFE). He was formally trained at Fokker Industries in aerodynamic and structural engineering and has 20 years of experience working with advanced plastics and manufacturing processes. At NFE he is responsible for the structural design and manufacturing of fan blades and fan components.

Notus Fan Engineering

WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
Head Research Group STPP

He is a mechanical engineer heading Fraunhofer ISE’s research group Solar Thermal Power Plants and High Temperature Storage in which the in-house simulation software ColSim CSP is developed. He has extensive experience with the simulation of CSP systems and components. He is currently involved in research projects covering the topics systems evaluation and optimization, storage development, collector development, solar polygeneration and standardization of CSP yield assessments.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 2 - Hybrid cooling system design WP 9 - CSP Plant Simulation
Engineer & Researcher

An engineer and researcher with specialization in concentrating solar collectors. Her deep understanding of parabolic trough collectors and linear Fresnel collectors (LFC) was gained by optical and thermal measurement campaigns as well as collector design and plant simulations. She is familiar with conceptual studies and has good knowledge of the CSP market. Reflector qualification experience includes reflectors for linear Fresnel, parabolic trough and parabolic dish concentrators.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning
PhD Student

PhD student at Fraunhofer ISE and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He holds a degree in mathematics (Diplom-Mathematiker) from the University of Freiburg. He is developing innovative micro heat exchanger designs based on computational methods in heat and mass transfer as well as experimental analysis in wind tunnel test rigs.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger
Researcher Solar Water Treatment

He studied energy and chemical engineering at Technical University of Berlin. He is working in the field of solar water treatment since 2003 at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and has written his PhD-thesis about cleaning of ultrafiltration membranes. He has professional experiences in membrane technology especially microfiltration, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis. Current R&D activities are the design of big PV-pumping systems without batteries, hybrid desalination processes for zero liquid discharge solutions and smart operating control algorithms for dynamically driven reverse osmosis processes. Since 2004 he is developing and leading and national and international funded projects in the area of PV-driven water treatment systems.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning WP 6 - Water use and treament
Head of Sorption Technology - CD

She is heading the group “Sorption Technology – Component development” at Fraunhofer ISE. She holds an energy and process engineering diploma and PhD from Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Her main research interest is the development of innovative and energy efficient heat exchanger and components for sorption technologies and building applications.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger
Junior Researcher

He is a junior researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. He holds a master’s degree in Power Engineering (Sustainable Energy Supply) from Technical University of Cottbus‑Senftenberg. He has a good knowledge about thermal power plants and energy conversion systems. His research focus is on modelling and simulation of CSP plants and their water use.

Fraunhofer ISE

WP 9 - CSP Plant Simulation
Cleaning Manager & Co-owner Termosolar

Thermosolar Cleaning Manager and one of the owners of the company. He is a computer scientist and since 2008 he leads a total group of 20 people who develop ECILIMP Termosolar services all around the south of Spain.

ECILIMP Termosolar

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning WP 6 - Water use and treatment
PhD Student

Department of thermal systems, IRESEN-Benguerir
Laboratory of mechanical, process, energy and environment, ENSA-Agadir
Process engineer

Researcher Thermal Systems

Researcher and member of the Thermal Systems team IRESEN. Mr. Arrad participated in several research activities with Aalto University Finland in modelling of electrolyte solutions and with DTU University Denmark in the field of energy and mining processes. This international experience was combined with other activities at the Faculty of Science and Technology in Settat – Morocco.

Head of Modelling Unit

Researcher and head of Modelling unit at IRESEN. He holds a Modelling and Scientific Computation engineer degree from Ecole Mohammedia d’Ingenieurs in Rabat. Since he entered IRESEN, he was involved in many research projects with DLR, MinesParis Tech, IRENA and WEC including Solar resource assessment with dust and aerosol, development of a local GIS, calibrated solar irradiation & UV mapping model, study of soling and ageing of solar reflectors.

Thermal Systems Engineer

Thermal Systems engineer at IRESEN, involved in several European and national projects dealing with decentralized electricity production and thermal energy storage including FP7-REELCOOP, CSP-ORC… He holds an energy engineering degree from the National School of Mineral Industry in Rabat.

IRESEN

WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test
Head of Thermal Systems Unit

Researcher and head of Thermal Systems Unit at IRESEN with a specialized Master degree in Energy Engineering and Environment. He took part in many research activities related to concentrated solar power at DLR, Plataforma Solar de Almeria (PSA), University of Seville and at IRESEN – GEP. He is now preparing a PhD covering the development of thermal storage for a CSP plant with Organic Rankine Cycle.

IRESEN

WP 5 - Mirror cleaning WP 6 - Water use and treament WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test
CSP Applications Engineer

He is responsible for CSP Applications for Industry at IRESEN since 2015. He holds a mechanical and material engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées of Paris, he studied Master courses at the Escola Politecnica of the Universidade de Sao Paulo in Brazil, in energy and renewable energies. Before IRESEN, he has worked on several CSP projects and participated in the design of the Fresnel Technology developed by Solar Euromed, in France.

IRESEN

WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test
R&D Director

Soltigua’s R&D Director, he holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Bologna and an MBA from Insead, Fointainebleau, France.  Within Soltigua, he has successfully led the development of Soltigua’s concentrating collectors as well as of the research on their system integration.

Laterizi Gambettola s.r.l. (Soltigua)

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning WP 6 - Water use and treatment
Associate Professor Energy Sys.

Prof. Alessandro Corsini: Associate Professor of Energy systems at Sapienza University of Rome. He holds a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in energy. His research is focused on:

  • Numerical methods for turbomachinery flow simulation and particle laden flows and erosion in turbomachinery.
  • Advanced design concepts in industrial fans and blowers, axial and radial pumps
  • RES: Ocean Energy and innovative design of air turbines for OWC system, development of co-powered small-scale CSP unit.
  • Rotating machinery: Diagnosis and control of stall in industrial fans.
  • Rotating machinery: Passive noise control in industrial fan.

He has written over 100 scientific papers and holds several patents on industrial turbomachinery design and operations.

Sapienza University of Rome

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Researcher Turbomachinery

Dr. Giovanni Delibra: Researcher at Sapienza University of Rome. He holds a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics. His research is focused on:

  • Numerical methods for turbomachinery flow simulations – advanced RANS and hybrid LES/RANS modelling
  • Advanced design concepts for industrial fans and blowers and pumps
  • Stall control in axial turbomachinery
  • Heat transfer
  • Open source CFD

Sapienza University of Rome

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineer, graduated at the University of Bologna.  Luca is responsible for the field testing and validation activities of the prototypes of mirror and receiver cleaning devices to be developed by Soltigua for small scale liner Fresnel CSP systems.

Laterizi Gambettola s.r.l. (Soltigua)

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning
PhD Student

Alessio Castorrini is a Ph.D. student at Sapienza University of Rome. His research is focused on the development of a finite element code for Fluid-Structure Interaction applied to wind turbines and fans.

Sapienza University of Rome

WP3 - Axial flow fan design
PhD Student

David Volponi: Ph.D. student at Sapienza University of Rome. He has a B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and his research is focused on:

  • Axial and mixed flow fan design methodologies
  • CFD of industrial turbomachinery
  • Axial flow fan rotor optimization

Sapienza University of Rome

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Research Fellow

Dr. Lucio Cardillo is a Research Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome. His research is focused on design of radial fans and development of software for performance analysis and CFD techniques for radial turbomachinery.

Sapienza University of Rome

WP3 - Axial flow fan design
PhD Student

PhD Student at Sapienza University of Rome. He has a B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and his research is focused on:

  • Axial and mixed flow fan design methodologies and analysis
  • CFD of industrial turbomachinery
  • Axial flow fan rotor optimization

Sapienza University of Rome

WP 3 - Axial flow fan design
Lead Engineer

Lead engineer at ENEXIO and responsible for fulfilment of customer’s specification as well as observing technical rules and standards in projects at the organisation. He is a graduate engineer who studied mechanical engineering at the University Duisburg-Essen. Following the completion of his studies he worked as an project engineer/manager where he gained experience in over 24 years in sales, project management, design and project execution activities in different projects for petrochemical and power industries.

Enexio Germany GmbH

WP 2 - Hybrid cooling system design WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
Director Engineering and Erection

Director Engineering and Erection at ENEXIO and leads the engineering, erection and commissioning group at the organisation. He holds mechanical engineering degrees at bachelor’s and master’s level from the Ruhr-University Bochum and specialized in energy technology and thermos-fluid dynamics. Following the completion of his studies he joined ENEXIO where he gained experience in over 20 years in sales, project management, design and project execution activities in ACC projects for petrochemical and power industries. A. Scholz is also the holder of patents regarding different ACC designs and arrangements.

Enexio Germany GmbH

WP 2 - Hybrid Cooling System Design WP 4 - Advanced wire surface heat exchanger WP 7 - Cooling system fouling test WP 8 - Cooling system and fan full-scale test
VP Technology

He, currently VP Technology, is responsible for the research & development department and the further technological development of Waterleau as a leading environmental company. Within MinWaterCSP he is leading the team that is responsible for the development of the water management tool for CSP applications.

WATERLEAU Group

WP 5 - Mirror Cleaning WP 6 - Water use and treatment WP 9 - CSP Plant Simulation