IGCS Schools 2016

 
 

IGCS Summer School 2016

Biomass and Coal

– Two Carbon Fuels of Different Ages: German and Indian Perspectives

 09 July to 18 July 2016

Technical University Berlin

 

The nine-day program addresses a variety of aspects related to the sustainable and clean use of biomass and coal. Lectures by German and Indian representatives from academia, industry, and politics will introduce into technical, environmental, economic, and political aspects of the supply and use of these two solid fuels. These lectures will be designed to foster a lively discussion between the participants. Furthermore, the participants will carry out projects related to the topics of the lectures. Here, the participants are expected to team up with their fellow students with different academic backgrounds to achieve fruitful results based on interdisciplinary teamwork. The program is complemented by topic-related excursions.

 

Participants
The course is open to German* and Indian Master and PhD students in academic fields of engineering, environmental and social sciences (specializiation related to the topic of the summer school is desirable). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30 (15 German / 15 Indian).

*Foreigners studying at German universities may apply if they fit into the following category of DAAD: Please check DAAD-Website: https://www.daad.de/ausland/studieren/bewerbung/de/59-bewerbung-um-ein-stipendium/

Application
Interested students may apply with the following: (1) a cover letter with residential contact details, a description of the applicant’s scientific interests and motivation for attending the course, (2) academic CV, (3) a letter of recommendation from a university professor/lecturer (for Indian Students: from the Head of Department), (for German Students: from Professor or Supervisor). (4) Copy of Passport.
Application and enclosures should be sent in PDF file by e-mail to: igcs.summerschool@gmail.com (Indian Students)/ portius@igcs-chennai.org (German Students) until 15 April 2016, 5 pm. (NEW DEADLINE) EXTENDED DEADLINE for GERMAN APPLICANTS: 03.06.2016 !

Applications received after this date will not be considered. A confirmation mail will sent to the applicants immediately. If the applicant does not receive a confirmation mail he needs to inquire immediately.

Evaluation of applications and admission
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers. Indian accepted applicants will be informed by e-mail by end of April 2016. German Students will receive notice at the end of Mai. German students please address their queries to Ms Eva Portius portius@igcs-chennai.org.

Funding
The IGCS – including the schools – is part of the “A New Passage to India” initiative funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Indian participants of the Summer School 2016 receive a travel grant (575 EUR), German students receive a travel reimbursement. All students receive a per diem and lump sum for further expenses.

Accommodation
The selected students will be accommodated in the IBIS BUDGET HOTEL BERLIN (2 people per room).

Lecturers
The resource personnel for the Summer School includes IGCS Professors, lecturers of TU Berlin and other selected experts.

Work Groups
Participants will work in groups of up to 4-5 members to develop small research projects, prepare reports on their findings and present them to the supervisors for discussion.

Organizers
IGCS Area Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt, IGCS Area Coordinator Energy, Dept. of Energy Engineering, TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Krishna Vasudevan, IGCS Area Coordinator Energy, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

IGCS Centre Coordinators
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Chella Rajan, IGCS Centre Coordinator, IIT Madras
Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam, IGCS Centre Coordinator, Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

IGCS Staff
Dr. Sasidhar Palagummi, IGCS Senior Scientist, IIT Madras
Ms. Eva Portius, IGCS Project Manager, RWTH Aachen University

For further information please visit our website
www.igcs-chennai.org

 

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IGCS Winter School 2016

Sustainable Application of  Liquid Biofuels

 22nd February to March 5th 2016

IIT Madras

 

 

This IGCS Winter School on Biofuels is organized by IIT Madras in collaboration with OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH at RWTH Aachen University with financial support from the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The IGCS serves the cooperation between German and Indian scientists on fundamental and applied research, teaching and training, dissemination of information in the area of sustainable development.

Objective
Sustainability is fast becoming the keyword in all development domains, especially in the area of energy. The public awareness of global energy issues and the growing concerns on depletion of fossil fuels and their adverse environmental implications has generally prompted search of alternative renewable sources of energy. Biofuels are emerging as alternatives fossil fuels used in combustion systems such as burners, engines etc.

The Winter School will focus on technologies in the energy domain with emphasis on liquid biofuels as sustainable fuel for future use. The coverage will be introductory but comprehensive.

This IGCS Winter School will focus on production, characterization and the utilization of liquid biofuels covering related fundamentals, technological implications and policy issues. Along with class room lectures, the schedule of this Winter School will include laboratory activities, short focused team projects, brainstorming sessions and visits to biofuel facilities around Chennai.

Lecture Topics
Renewable fuel requirements and specifications/standards, global influences, policies, environmental legislations and directives, economics and sustainability.
Feed stock choices and Technology – 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation fuels.
Bio-based alcohols (Ethanol, butanol) and Biodiesel – Scope, Production Characterization and Utilization.
Adverse effects of biofuels and their technical status – cold flow, oxidation stability, material compatibility, Performance improvers for abating these adverse effects.
Evaluation of current and future R & D needs of Biofuels for heating and transportation.
For course related matters please enquire by email to Prof. Mehta (psmehta@iitm.ac.in) or Dr. Hermanns (r.hermanns@owi-aachen.de).

Eligibility
The course is open to German* and Indian students pursuing graduate studies in mechanical, chemical, energy and allied streams. Those involved in combustion and energy related research activities and currently undertaken projects in areas relating to liquid biofuels would be preferred.
The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30 (15 German / 15 Indian).

*Foreigners studying at German universities may apply if they fit into the following category of DAAD: Please check DAAD-Website: https://www.daad.de/ausland/studieren/bewerbung/de/59-bewerbung- um-ein-stipendium/

Application Process
Interested students may apply with the following:
-A cover letter with residential contact details, a description of the applicant’s scientific interests and motivation for attending the course
-Academic CV
-A letter of recommendation from a university professor/lecturer:
for Indian Students: from the Research Supervisor/Head of Department
for German Students: from Professor or Research Supervisor
-Copy of Passport

Application and enclosures should be sent until 15 November 2015 as PDF file by e-mail to:
for Indian Students |  igcs.winterschool@gmail.com
for German Students | portius@igcs-chennai.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED for GERMAN and INDIAN STUDENTS: 15.12.2015

Applications received after this date will not be considered. A confirmation mail will sent to the applicants immediately. If the applicant does not receive a confirmation mail he needs to inquire immediately.

Evaluation of Applications and Admission
Applications will be evaluated by the organizers. Accepted applicants will be informed by email by end of November 2015.
German students please address their queries to: Ms. Eva Portius| portius@igcs-chennai.org

Funding
The IGCS – including the schools – is part of the “A New Passage to India” initiative funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
German participants of the Winter School 2016 receive a travel grant (575 EUR) and lump sum for living costs (240 EUR).
The Indian Students, chosen by the Selection Committee, will be reimbursed to and from (2nd Class AC fare) by the shortest route from their respective present address (Institute/College/University) to Chennai, after registering/reporting for IGCS Winter School 2016.

Accommodation
The accommodation and local hospitality will be provided at the IIT Madras campus. The selected students will be accommodated in the Taramani Guest House (Two per room).

Faculty
The resource personnel for the Winter School will include IGCS Professors, faculty members of IIT Madras and other invited experts from industry, research organizations and Government.

Working Groups
Participants will work in groups of up to 4-5 members to develop small research projects, prepare reports on their findings and present them in a colloquium.

Organizers

Coordinators – IGCS Winter School 2016

Prof. Pramod S Mehta, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IC Engines Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Dr. Roy Hermanns, Fundamental and Applied Combustion Research, Oel-Waerme Institute OWI, affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University

IGCS Energy Area Coordinators

Prof. Krishna Vasudevan, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
Prof. Frank Behrendt, Technische Universität Berlin

IGCS Centre Coordinators

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Chella Rajan, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Prof. Dr. Rafig Azzam, Head of Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

IGCS Staff

Dr. Sasidhar Palagummi, IGCS Senior Scientist, IIT Madras

Ms. Eva Portius, IGCS Project Manager, RWTH Aachen University

 

Program

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