• EuroFlam Update

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      Peter Roberts

What is EuroFlam?

The EuroFlam programme is a unique opportunity for combustion and environmental engineers and scientists to travel and undertake a funded period of participation in research at one of Europe’s three leading Combustion Research Institutes which form the EuroFlam Consortium:

  • The Italian Power Company ENEL – Pisa Italy
  • The IFRF – IJmuiden, the Netherlands
  • Cardiff University – Wales, United Kingdom

Who funds it?

Funding for the EuroFlam programme is provided by the European Commission who actively encourage both:

  • Free access for professional scientists and engineers to research facilities, and;
  • The training of engineers and scientists undertaking PhD studies.

In either case the objective is to allow European Industry to tackle its energy related problems, through more efficient utilisation of fuel leading to a better environment which can be sustained in the future.

Funded training and research periods may be arranged under two headings:

  • Access to Research Infrastructures (EuroFlam3)
  • Marie Curie Training (EuroFlam MCT)

Who can use it?

Participation in EuroFlam is available to:

  • Young graduates seeking to participate in on-going research programmes (EuroFlam3);
  • PhD students (EuroFlam3 and EuroFlam MCT);
  • Individuals seeking Continued Professional Development (EuroFlam3) via sabbatical visits with access to ongoing research.

What’s in there for me?

Successful EuroFlam applicants will be funded to travel to and work for a period of up to 6 months at any of the three large-scale facilities. In the case of a Marie Curie Training Fellowship, this period can be up to 12 months.

The programme offers applicants both an educational and cultural enhancing experience at facilities equipped with the most modern combustion research equipment, state-of-the-art laser diagnostic, measurement and computational equipment.

Each facility has its own technical, scientific and cultural approach to energy and associated environmental problems however all share similar objectives:

  • To enhance the efficient use of fossil and alternative fuels;
  • To develop and promote the application of renewable fuels;
  • To tackle the problems of airborne pollutants;
  • To combat the long term climate change/global warming problems through the reduction of specific CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions.

For full details of the various possibilities, visit the EuroFlam website at http://www.euroflam.net.

If you have a particular interest in the work a specific laboratories, take up contact as follows:

ENEL – Pisa – email Mario Graziadio – graziadio@pte.enel.it
Cardiff University – email Tony Griffiths  – griffithsAJ2@cardiff.ac.uk
IFRF- IJmuiden – the Netherlands – email Peter Roberts – peter.roberts@ifrf.net