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.

( CRC )

1., June, 2024.

CRC granted for another 4 years


Great success: the CRC287 has been granted by the senate of the DFG for another 4 years until 30 June 2028.


Read these links for more info:

Microstructure-based prediction

Latest Publications:

09.04.2024, International Journal of Multiphase Flow

Title: Microstructure-based prediction of hydrodynamic forces in stationary particle assemblies.

Authors: B. van Wachem, H. Elmestikawy, V. Chéron

27.01.2024, sensors

Title: A Radar Echo Simulator for the Synthesis of Randomized Training Data Sets in the Context of AI-Based Applications.

Authors: J. Schorlemer, J. Altholz, J. Barowski, C. Baer, I. Rolfes and C. Schulz.

17.01.2024, Phys. Rev. Fluids

Title: Pore-corner networks unveiled: Extraction and interactions in porous media.

Authors: N.H. Zhan, Y.P. Wang, X. Lu, R. Wu and A. Kharaghani.


24.11.2023, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Open

Title: MR based magnetic susceptibility measurements of 3D printing materials at 3 Tesla.

Authors: M. Sangal, M. Anikeeva, S. C. Priese, H. Mattern, J. Hövener, O. Speck.

Shape-changing particles for locally resolved particle geometry in DEM simulations

15.11.2023, Journal of Particuology

Title: Shape-changing particles for locally-resolved particle geometry in DEM simulations.

Authors: E. Illana, K. Qyteti, M. Scharnowski, M. Brömmer, S. Wirtz, V. Scherer.

10.11.2023, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress

Title: Simulation of reacting flows in packed beds using flamelet generated manifolds.

Authors: E. Illana , H. Merten , T. Bergold, M. Khodsiani, S. Hosseini, D. Mira, F. Beyrau, D. Thévenin , V. Scherer

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)

Prof. Vikranth Kumar Surasani

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

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.




1, Dec., 2023

A new INF-pilotgroup was created. Elected doctoral researcher from the research projects support their colleagues in the long term data storage of data.

Code and Data Sprint in Magdeburg

Nov., 2023

The Code and Data sprint was a two day event and took place in Magdeburg. 

This CDC continued the first CDC in Berlin and further actions were undertaken to develop RDM in the CRC287. Data Management plans of the projects were updated by the doctoral researchers and example data sets were prepared. Further in-depth diving into the central data management platform Confluence was conducted. Group discussions with experts helped to answer urgent questions regarding RDM. In addition, the projects conducted several steps of internal review process to optimize the preparation and documentation of their datasets. Lastly, a pilot group for RDM was formed to support the CRCs data steward and their colleagues.

22.06.2023, Twente University, Netherlands 

Prof. Scherer and Dr. Wirtz gave an invited lecture on “DEM/CFD simulation of reacting moving thermally thick particles” at Twente University, presenting newest results from the CRC 287.

The lecture took place in the course of the Multi-Scale Mechanics Seminar of the group of Prof. Luding.

Osvalda Senneca

Guest lecture by Dr. Osvalda Senneca (Combustion Research Institute Naples, Italy) on the 23rd of May 2023

workshop on diccrete kinetic method for combustion simulation

    26- 28 April 2023 in Rouen, France

The CRC/TR 287 has organized a workshop at the 11th European Combustion Meeting (ECM) 2023:

 Discrete kinetic methods for combustion simulation: Fundamentals and Practice

 and is organized by Dr. Seyed Ali Hosseini.

 Development of efficient and physically sound new algorithms adapted to the   constantly evolving high performance hardware architecture is of the utmost   importance, especially in computation-intensive applications such as combustion.   Over the past decades the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) and other kinetic-   theory-based numerical approaches have proven themselves to be very efficient   alternatives to classical Navier-Stokes-based solvers in the incompressible regime

 both on CPU- and GPU-based platforms. The rapid growth of industrial solvers   based on the LBM is a clear testament to computational advantages of the latter.   This success in the incompressible regime prompted the community at large to   extend the scheme to compressible flows, and eventually combustion   simulations. The past 5-10 years have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in the   development of discrete kinetic methods for combustion simulations in both low   and high Mach regimes.

 The aim of this workshop, held in the context of the 2023 edition of the European   Combustion Meeting in Rouen (France) is to gather experts in the area of the   kinetic theory of gases and discrete methods based on the latter to discuss   challenges and opportunities, recent progress and future of discrete kinetic   methods for the simulation of reacting flows. The half day workshop will include   talks by experts in the field followed by short presentations from doctoral   students and post-doctoral researchers illustrating most recent applications of   discrete kinetic methods.

 We warmly invite all interested parties to take part in this first edition of the   workshop and, for those active in that area of research, submit abstracts to   present their most recent progress. Accepted abstracts will lead to oral   presentations of 5-10~mins in the last section of the workshop. Should the   number of abstract be large, the possibility for poster presentation will also be   considered.