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Groningen Engineering Center Annual Scientific Meeting 2020

When:Tu 28-01-2020


12.00 Lunch with PhD-poster session

13.00 Opening by prof. dr. ir. Jacquelien Scherpen, Director GEC/GEBC

13.15 Lecture by prof. dr. ir. N.J.J. (Nico) Verdonschot, Radboud University/Twente University

Title: Computer simulations of patients with pathologies of the musculoskeletal system in the lower extremity
Abstract: Orthopaedic surgeons are used to reconstruct all kinds of pathologies of the musculoskeletal system using static imaging. However, often the goal is to reproduce the physiological movement over the whole range of motion. Therefore, dynamic imaging is important including prediction of kinematic parameters after reconstruction pathologies such as osteoarthritis (with an orthopaedic implant), anterior cruciate ligament ruptures, bone fractures, etc. By combining computer simulations with dynamic imaging a workflow is obtained to facilitate these types of reconstructions. In this presentation a number of examples of these types of simulations are presented and discussed.

14.00 Best engineering thesis award and best poster award

14.15 Coffee/tea break

14.30 Lecture by dr. ir. M.T. (Thijs) de Groot, Nouryon Industrial Chemicals & Eindhoven University of Technology

Title: Towards largescale green hydrogen
Abstract: Green hydrogen will play a crucial role in the energy transition and the circular economy. It can act as a fossil free raw material for the chemical industry, can be used to generate high temperature heat, can decarbonize heavy transport and can be used for energy storage. For all these applications large amounts of green hydrogen will be needed, requiring tens of gigawatts of electrolysis in the Netherlands alone. To make the energy transition affordable it is critical that this green hydrogen production will not be too expensive. Since the main cost component of green hydrogen is electricity, it is very encouraging that the costs of offshore wind energy and solar power are rapidly decreasing. Another important cost component of green hydrogen are the capital costs of the electrolysis plants, which need to be reduced by over 65% to make green hydrogen competitive. To realize this cost reduction, we need to scale up to GW-scale electrolysis plants and push innovations that can reduce the costs of electrolyzers. In this presentation key technical aspects of electrolyzer technology and possible innovations will be discussed.

15:15 Research projects at industry: Parallel sessions

A new part of the program will be introduced in the afternoon which specifically focuses on the organization of student projects. Four different student projects will be central in four parallel sessions, each of which will be viewed from four different perspectives. Firstly, there is a student who has carried out the project. The student will elaborate on what the project entailed and why he/she chose this specific project and company. Next, a supervisor from the company will explain how the student was found, why a trainee was chosen and tips and tricks during the project and how to appoint a student. Finally, the educational programme will explain which criteria a project must meet to be eligible for credits, how the assessment and the communication between the company and education works.

The following studies and companies are included in the parallel sessions:

  • Chemical Engineering at Avebe
  • Computing Science at Atos
  • Industrial Engineering and Management ar Resato
  • Biomedical Engineering at Umaco

16.30 Meet and Greet; research meets industry and vice versa, including drinks

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