Opening Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER)

21 June
13:00 - 17:00
DIFFER, address TU/e Science Park, De Zaale 20, 5612 AJ Eindhoven
From 16 May
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On June 21st, 2017 the joint TU/e-DIFFER Center for Computational Energy Research (CCER) will be officially opened. The CCER aims to explore pathways to future energy systems via computational methods. The ambition is to complement experimental research in unlocking scalable energy solutions for mid-century and beyond.

We cordially invite you to celebrate the launch of this exciting TU/e-DIFFER initiative with us and we are looking forward to see you. Please feel free to forward this invitation to any people you think may be interested in attending this event.


Please use the form below to register for this event. The registration will close on Thursday 15 June at 18:00, or earlier if the maximum capacity of the lecture room has been exceeded. This means that we might have to disappoint some of you. So, please register soon!


13:00-13:30         Checking in

13:30-13:40         Welcome by Dr.i
r. Vianney Koelman, scientific director CCER

13:40-14:00         Official opening by Frank Baaijens, rector magnificus of TU/e, and Prof.dr. Wim van den Doel, Executive Board NWO

14:00-14:15       Opening address by ir. Diederik Samsom, former MP and champion and advocate of the Dutch Climate Bill

14:15-14:40         Keynote address by:

  • Prof.dr. Frank Jenko (Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching
    "Fusion Energy Research Driven by Exascale Computing"

14:40-15:00 Musical intermezzo, by Tuna Ciudad de Luz

15:00-16:15 Keynote addresses by:

  • Prof.dr. Evert Jan Meijer (Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam)
    "Discovering the Molecular Basis for Clean Energy Production"
  • Prof.dr. Detlef Lohse (Physics of Fluids, University of Twente)
    "Ultimate Rayleigh-Benard and Taylor-Couette Turbulence: Lessons from Experiments and Numerical Simulations"
  • Dr. Dirk Smit (Shell Chief Scientist for Geophysics)
    "Computational Research in the Energy Industry"

16:15-17:15         Drinks and posters, with music by Tuna Ciudad de Luz

The program will be chaired by Laetitia Ouillet MSc MA, Director of the TU/e Strategic Area (SA) Energy.

The CCER opening event will take place at DIFFER, address TU/e Science Park, De Zaale 20, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The various ways to reach DIFFER (bike, car, public transport...) are listed on the DIFFER contact page: