Workshop on Reacting Particle-Gas Systems

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17.-18., Jun, 2025.

2nd International Workshop on Reacting Particle-Gas Systems, Mageburg, Johanneskirche

We are happy no announce the 2nd International Workshop on Reacting Particle-Gas Systems organized by the Collaborative Research Centre 287 BULK-REACTION. The workshop will take place in a very special event location, the Johannis-Kirche in Magdeburg, Germany. The core topic of the workshop are going to be reacting particle systems and scientific work dealing with experiments, simulations or measuring techniques in these type of systems will be presented. An official call for abstracts will follow soon. Selected contributions will also be featured in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.


26., Sep, 2024.

The CRC event in Bochum will be the first doctorar researcher’s self-organized workshop in funding period 2. It will inculde a data-sprint to foster RDM best practices.


24.- 25., Sep, 2024.

The CRC retreat in Bochum will focus on reviewing the progress of current CRC projects and setting the research strategy for the upcoming funding period. Doctoral researchers and postdocs will organize a poster session aimed at facilitating intensive cross-project discussions and sparking new joint publications. The CRC board will provide an analysis of the current status, leading to the development of corrective actions. In smaller groups, participants will identify additional measures for public and scientific outreach.

viktor scherer

13., June, 2024.

Prof. Scherer gave a seminar at University of Salerno, Italy, on June 13 2024 on “DEM/CFD simulation of moving and reacting granular assemblies with gas flow”

(IPNF 2024)

11.- 12., June, 2024.

Prof. Scherer will be a keynote speaker at the Modeling and Simulation Session during the International Powder & Nanotechnology Forum (IPNF 2024) in Frankfurt on June 11-12, 2024, entitled “DEM/CFD simulation of chemically reacting, thermally thick particles in moving granular assemblies with gas flow: challenges and recent developments.”

See website for IPNF 2023: The website for IPNF 2024 is yet not online but to be published soon.


7.- 10., May, 2024.

The CRC 287 will organize a mini-symposium during the forthcoming International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Kyoto, Japan (7-10 May 2024) on the topic of tabulation approaches for homogeneous and heterogeneous reacting flows.

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2.- 5., April, 2024.

The CRC 287 will organize a dedicated session at the upcoming Conference on Industrial Furnace and Boilers (2-5. April 2024, Portugal, Algarve)
This session includes invited lectures of Prof. Bernhard Peters, Luxembourg (XDEM technologies supporting the transition from blast to direct reduction of iron furnaces) and Prof. Stefan Radl (How CFD-DEM Simulations benefit from machine learning), Graz University of technology. These lectures will be complemented by contribution of the CRC 287 (measurements on flame wall interaction in packed beds that allows for the validation of DEM/CFD, assessment of the differences of RANS and VLES simulations on the flame structure downstream of packed beds)

Soft skills lecture​

Soft skills lecture​

18, Dec., 2023, 11:00-13:00

Bookreading: Parenthood and science – (in)compatibilities, Corona Gaps and us.

During this lunch lecture, Dr. Sarah Czerney and Dr. Lena Eckert gave an insight into their books.

Sarah Czerney, Lena Eckert, Silke Martin (2022) Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft in der Pandemie: (Un-)Vereinbarkeit zwischen Kindern, Care und Krise, Verlag Barabara-Budrich-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-8474-2654-7.

Sarah Czerney, Lena Eckert, Silke Martin (2020) Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft: Die (Un-) Vereinbarkeit von Mutterbild und wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit, Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-3658309312.

In order to explore the tension between parenthood, motherhood, other unpaid care work and science. After the lecture, participants had the opportunity for discussion.

Further reading:
Sarah Czerney, Lena Eckert, Silke Martin (Hg.): Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft in der Pandemie. (Un-)Vereinbarkeit zwischen Kindern, Care und Krise. Budrich: 2022

“Nähkästchen extended: Netzwerk Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft” – Podcast from University of Hamburg

“KARRIERE NUR OHNE KINDER?” – Interview with rbb kultur

“Ungleichheit bei Unikarrieren: Forscherinnen durch Pandemie benachteiligt” – Report in Tagesspiegel


Dr. Sarah Czerney and Dr. Lena Eckert (Netzwerk Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft)

MGK Guest lecture ​

MGK Guest lecture

14, Dec., 2023 at 3:00-4.30 PM

MGK Guest lecture by Prof. Vikranth Kumar Surasani.

Title: “Investigation on CO2 geological sequestration in the deccan volcanic province through multiphase flow and reactive transport simulations”

The seminar will take place online via Zoom.

Industrial activity is the primary source of carbon emissions with a estimated 78% of total contribution. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology is one of the alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions, where the captured CO2 is transported to the facilities using various storage techniques. Geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) is one such technique, where deep geological subsurface formation is used as permanent storage facility. Based on available geological, petrophysical, and geochemical properties, the Deccan volcanic province is one of India’s largest sinks for geological CO2 sequestration. Approximately 5,000,000 kmof India is covered with Deccan basalt. The fate of injected CO2 in the geological formations follow various physical trappings and chemical transformations which are classified as structural, residual, solubility, and mineral trapping mechanisms.

The current research investigates the possible implementation of CO2 geological sequestration in the Deccan volcanic province. The numerical simulation analysis is carried out to analyse the influences of specific sequestration parameters like the injection rate and injection point; and geological parameters like top surface morphology, petrophysical properties variation, and geological features like stairsteps traps and anticline on the CO2 plume migration in the subsurface formation domain. The effect of these sequestration and geological parameter variations is analysed on the trapping mechanism, sweeping efficiency and structural integrity over a geological time scale for the considered subsurface synthetic domain. The multiphase, multicomponent reactive transport modelling technique is utilized to conduct this analysis. The outcome of this research has shown insight into the potential implementation of CCS and a future estimate of CO2 migration and CO2 entrapment. Further, provide the impacts of sequestration and geological parameters over a geological time scale. Future studies will focus on caprock leakage analysis, leakage implications on different entrapment mechanisms and machine learning approaches to predict the entrapment percentage, leakage, and structural integrity research for long geological time scales.

Keywords: Carbon Capture and Storage, Geologic Carbon Sequestration, Trapping mechanisms, Sequestration parameters, Geological parameters, Reactive transport modelling.

Soft skills workshop​

Soft skills workshop

13, Dec., 2023, 10:00-12:00

Workshop on “Gender appropriate candidate assessment” in Magdeburg by Dr. Steffi Nothnagel (Diversity Consulting)

The workshop addressed gender appropriate candidate assessment during recruitment processes. It presented strategies and good-practice examples on how to avoid gender bias within the recruiting process based on equal treatment of all applicants. Established approaches at both universities were discussed and evaluated with regard to opportunities for improvement.

Lecture ​


4-6, Oct., 2023

Lecture on “Modelling the combustion/gasification of biomass in fixed beds: an Eulerian-Eulerian approach” in Bochum and Magdeburg  by Prof. Porteiro.

Prof. Porteiro is Director of Sustainability Area at the Unviersity of Vigo (Spain) and an Expert in CFD simulations, combustion and biomass conversion processes. He will visit Bochum and Magdeburg and will give a presentation at both locations. The presentations are in presence and the topic of the presentation is “Modelling the combustion/gasification of biomass in fixed beds: an Eulerian-Eulerian approach“.

1. Presentation
Bochum, Wednesday, 4th of October
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Location: Room IC2 156/90

2. Presentation
Magdeburg, Friday, 6th of October
Time: 10:00 – 11:00
Location: Building 10, Room 219

MGK Guest lecture ​

MGK Guest lecture

20, Sep., 2023 at 10

MGK Guest lecture by Prof. Bénédicte Cuenot, CERFACS, France.

Title: DNS and LES of turbulent reacting gas flows with detailed kinetics and liquid or solid particles

MGK Guest lecture ​

MGK Guest lecture

16, Aug., 2023 at 10:00 am

MGK Guest lecture by Dr. Rigopoulos, Imperial College London.

Title: “Machine Learning for Thermochemistry Tabulation”


The seminar will take place in lecture theatre H2 (room number A021) on the ground floor of Building 22A in Magdeburg. You may also participate electronically.

Several methods for the computation of reacting flows involve real-time integration of chemical kinetics. These methods include transported probability density function (PDF) methods, direct numerical simulation (DNS), conditional moment closure (CMC), unsteady flamelet, multiple mapping closure (MMC), thickened flame model, linear eddy model (LEM), partially stirred reactor (PaSR, as in OpenFOAM) and laminar flame computation. The need for direct integration of kinetics often renders large-scale simulations with these methods prohibitively expensive. This issue can be overcome by tabulation, which is the pre-computing and storage of computationally expensive operations. Tabulation raises further issues, however, such as the anticipation and coverage of the states to be encountered during simulation and the avoidance of excessive memory requirements.
The present seminar will describe a tabulation approach with artificial neural networks (ANNs), which are a class of machine learning models that can be employed for function approximation. After a review of the first-generation ANN tabulation methods, we will discuss recent developments that enable the generation of data-driven models able of accommodating a wide range of reacting flows, including laminar flamelets and premixed flames, turbulent non-premixed and premixed flames and flames with fuel blends and energy losses. The main elements of the methodology will be discussed, together with an explanation of how they lead to enhanced generalisation, accuracy and error control.

PARTEC Congress​

26.-28., 09, 2023

CRC 287 will organise a session at the PARTEC Congress. Read more

June 12th-14th, 2023

Hotel Wyndham Atrium Hannover


April 24th – 26h, 2023

Rouen, France

organized a workshop by the CRC 287 BULK-REACTION

September 7th – 9h, 2022

Berlin, Germany 

August 30th – September 2nd, 2022

Budapest, Hungary

organized a workshop by the CRC 287 BULK-REACTION

June 8th – 9th, 2022

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

organized by the Collaborative Research Centre 287 BULK-REACTION

September 13th – 15th, 2021

Hotel Leornardo Hannover, Germany