INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

ESR14, Sreenath Purushothaman will be presenting a paper at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022, June 17, 2022

9 June 2022

Sreenath Purushothaman will be presenting a paper titled 'A Review of Pressure Gain Combustion Solutions for Aerospace Propulsion' at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022 in Rotterdam. His session, Pressure Gain Combustion and Component Instabilities, is on June 17, at 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. This research activity was conducted at TPG UNIGE with Avinash Renuke, Alessandro Sorce and Alberto Traverso under the framework of INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project. Read more

ESR 5, Provence Barnouin was awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship

11 April 2022

ESR 5, Provence Barnouin was awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in London: a fellowship for women doing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering awarded to 30 women every year. Read more

Falling Walls Lab MSCA – Call open for MSCA fellows – Deadline 21/03/2022

11 March 2022

Falling Walls Lab is a world-wide pitch competition and networking forum. It provides a stage for break-through ideas from the worlds of science, business, arts and society. Academic and research organisations around the world organise their own competitions at local and regional level under the supervision of Falling Walls Lab.  Our own competition Falling Walls Lab Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2022 will take place on 24 May 2022 as part of the MSCA conference organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with Université PSL – Paris Science & Lettres. Through a three minute pitch, MSCA fellows will get the opportunity to present their research work to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and to the general public. They also answer questions from the jury and the audience in a live session. Who can participate? This year, we are looking for 15 MSCA excellent communicators from all disciplines, with exciting research topics, new ideas and discoveries. This is an excellent opportunity for fellows passionate about science communication. Fellows from all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be MSCA fellows taking part in an MSCA project... Read more

Nicola Detomaso is among the winners of this year ASME Turbo Expo Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA).

10 March 2022

Nicola Detomaso, under the supervision of Thierry, Florent and Davide Laera, is among the winners of this year ASME Turbo Expo Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA). This is an award given by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) student committee that recognizes the best students based on their scientific and management contributions to the student committee and the AMSE conference itself. In fact, Nicola is the lead author of a great paper that has been (already) accepted, with very positive comments from reviewers, for oral presentation at the upcoming Turbo-Expo to be held in June in Rotterdam. He also served in the conference organization as member of the "student review group" and he has been recently selected as student liaison for the IGTI and newly member of the SAC committee.   Read more

2022, June 27-July 1, Florence – ART Turbomachinery summer school

18 February 2022

ART2022 is the sixth edition of the Summer School on Advanced Research in Turbomachinery. The purpose of ART is to provide participants with an overview of advanced topics related to turbomachinery engineering Registration and information: email to or () Read more

17 October-4th December, 2022, Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion online course

10 February 2022

Online course organized by Cerfacs. This online course describes the fundamental elements required to understand modern tools for combustion simulation. It covers the first six chapters of the textbook Theoretical and numerical combustion by Poinsot and Veynante. Next sessions will be held from Monday 17 October, 2022 to Sunday 4th December, 2022. The deadline for registration will be 15 days before the starting date of each training Read more

2022, from 25th April, to 22th May, Fundamentals of Thermo-Acoustic Instabilities online course

7 February 2022

Coupling between acoustic waves and flames has become a central issue in the development of many modern combustion systems. This course presents the theoretical background needed to tackle such problems. The course is open for registration and details are available here: . By attending the course, ESRs can obtain a certificate of participation and success in the final exam. The following session will take place in Fall 2022. Read more

2022, July 6-8, Berlin, Pressure Gain Combustion technology overview short course

4 February 2022

This three day training activity will provide a concise overview of the state of the art for pressure gain combustion. It has the objective to quickly familiarize the trainees with the multi-disciplinary topics contained within PGC. This focused overview early in the programme, will improve communication between the WPs and the ESRs PGC Short Course Info Sheet Read more

2022, August 15-19, Berlin, IWDP/ICVDCW workshop

2 February 2022

The first joint Meeting of International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion (IWDP) and International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW) will be held in Berlin, Germany during August, 15-19, 2022, by the Technische Universität Berlin.This 5-day workshop will host technical presentations from leaders in the PGC and detonation combustion research fields as well as providing a number of networking opportunities. Read more

INSPIRE project cited on Aerospace America

15 December 2020

A mention to INSPIRE has appeared on AEROSPACE America (a publication of AIAA) in the article Taking off from Earth to space with pressure gain combustion research by BAYINDIR H. SARACOGLU AND AJAY K. AGRAWAL. Article can be found at the following webpage. A review of the most recent worldwide launched research programs on PGC is reported. The page reports a picture of the RDC test rig available at PETAL, the Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Lab, at Purdue University (Indiana), Partner Organization of INSPIRE. Many thanks to the authors for the mention.   Read more

New Partner Organization

6 November 2020

It's a pleasure to announce that the Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) will join INSPIRE-ETN as new partner organization. Dr Mirko Bothien will be in charge for this position. Read more