A regular spring meeting of the CERES industrial consortium was held at City, University of London. We welcomed attendees from 6 member companies and guests from another 4 companies. It was a day full of fruitful discussions on a variety of mutual topics and exchanging experiences from industry and academia.
“It is really good to see CERES Consortium is growing. I want to show my appreciation for you [companies] keeping the interest in City to grow positive displacement technologies, which we started working on over 40 years ago. Prof Ian Smith started the work and it took many years to come to this stage where the industry can trust City to deliver state-of-the-art technology. Not just for today, but for the future, for your [companies] product development. That’s what matters to City!”, said Professor Rajkumar Roy, Dean of the School of Science and Technology.
Six project proposals were presented by researchers and academics from City and after the discussion member voted for the project to be started this year. Project “Identification and reduction of noise sources in positive displacement machines” was identified as most interesting by members and was elected almost unanimously. Researchers from City will start working on recruiting the PhD student and conducting the research in the following period.
During the day, attendees had the opportunity to explore updates in the laboratories of the Thermo-Fluids Research Centre at City, University of London.
We also had the pleasure to listen to Dr Stefan Elben with an insight into the work and organization of ACRC – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center. We believe that the experiences and advice received from Dr Elbel are beneficial for the future development of CERES.