Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is a non-profit scientific organization and a member of the German “Helmholtz Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren”. The staff consists of approximately 1000 employees. The research topics of HZDR, both basic and application oriented research, cover essential problems of our time: Energy, health, and matter.
HZDR's Institute of Fluid Dynamics performs research mainly in the fields of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and multi-phase flows. The MHD department works numerically and experimentally on liquid metal flows and its contact-less control by external magnetic fields, with applications in crystal growth processes and metallurgy.
Garbo Srl's core activity is recycling of the reusable silicon carbide grits and polyol suspending agents from exhausted slicing slurries. Recycling is done on slurries used in the slicing of silicon wafers from ingots by both solar and semiconductor industries. Garbo’s staff consists of 60 employees.
Besides continuing the traditional silicon carbide based slurry recycling business, Garbo offers cleaning services for valuable silicon fines. Solar grade purity was reached from poly-silicon wafer production and from other mechanical operations done on silicon ingots. This activity paved the way for the development of an innovative technology for reclaiming of silicon. Garbo is yet on the way developing a recycling route for the silicon kerf loss, enabling its reuse in solar cell production. Benefits will be a significant reduction of the manufacturing costs of silicon ingot casts and of the environmental impact.
The University of Padua is one of the oldest European universities founded in 1222. It is also one of the biggest universities of Italy. To date, it is organized in 32 Departments, where 2241 Professors and Researchers teach to 65,000 students. The Department of Industrial Engineering (DII) was founded in 2012, merging different former departments working in such different engineering areas as electrical, mechanical, aerospace, and chemical engineering.
DII consists of about 120 professors, 50 PhD students, and numerous research fellows and technicians. The research activities are supported by national or European research projects, or are directly commissioned by industrial companies. The Laboratory of Electroheat (LEP) is the only Italian academic group being active in the field of heating by electromagnetic sources. Key competences of LEP are numerical modeling of induction heating processes and experimental research on the laboratory scale as well as in the industrial environment. LEP cooperates with internationally leading academic institutions on the field of electromagnetic heating such as the universities of Hannover, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Samara and Katowice, and with industrial partners as well. The international HES (Heating by Electromagnetic Sources) conference series is organized by LEP every three years.
The University of Greenwich (UNIGW), founded in 1891, educates 26,000 students and has 1600 staff of which 650 are academic and 109 research. UNIGW has a long history of collaborative research in manufacturing, providing support in modeling, design solutions and process management.
The Computational Science & Engineering Group (CSEG) within the Centre for Numerical Modeling and Process Analysis is particularly known for its expertise in metals and minerals processing (smelting, casting, welding, solidification microstructure, etc.) with long-term involvement in projects of international significance. CSEG has created some unique algorithms and software, notably the multi-physics code PHYSICA and the spectral code SPHINX. The latter is specialized in strongly-coupled magnetohydrodynamic problems.
Elektrische Automatisierungs- und Antriebstechnik GmbH was founded in 1993. It is a highly innovative SME specialized in the development and manufacturing of client-specific electrical equipment. The innovativeness is reflected by the fact that 15 of the 35 employees work on research and technical development. Therefore, the company is acknowledged as a private research institution by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology.
EAAT develops and manufactures products and designs processes in the field of electrical automation. The customers of EAAT are small to large industrial companies, who at times need solutions for quite sophisticated problems. This often demands research serving as a basis for subsequent development. Treating research, development, and industrial application as a unity is the key for finding highly effective and efficient solutions, and it constitutes the main pillar of EAAT’s technological competence.