INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education


The network-specific courses and workshops are mandatory for all ESRs and will be held roughly on six months regular basis and they will be scheduled close to the internal review meetings of the programme. (WS – WorkShop, OC – Online Course, TS – Transferrable Skills)

Num      Training Event Lead Planned Month Location Notes
WS1 Gender in recruitment KTH 1 This training event is reserved to supervisors and recruiters of the beneficiary institutions
WS2 Pressure gain combustion technology overview short course TUB Berlin, 2022, July 6-8
WS3 ART Turbomachinery summer school UNIFI Florence, 2022, June 27-July 1 The Summer School will be repeated also in 2023 and 2024
WS4 High speed diagnostics for reacting flows in theory and practice ENSMA 24 This event will be organized jointly with WS5
WS5 GT industry perspectives SAFRAN 24 This event will be organized jointly with WS4
WS6 Assessment of compressible high temperature fluid flows KTH 30
WS7 System dynamics and control in theory and practice UNIGE 36
OC1 Turbulent Combustion CERFACS 12 Online- Next sessions:
from 25th April, to 22th May, 2022
This Small Provate Online Course is organized by CERFACS on a 6 months basis and ESR are free to register and attend the course The SPOC is spread over 3 to 6 weeks with 2 hours work per week.
TS1 What to do with your Ph.D.? UNIFI 18
TS2 Social Responsibility in Modern Research TUB 24
TS3 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Start-up School POLITO 36

Upcoming training events:

2022, June 27-July 1, Florence – ART Turbomachinery summer school: Each PhD has to attend the Summer school during the 3 years of his/her project but this may happen in different periods, according to his/her commitment and secondments periods. The Summer School will be repeated also in 2023 and 2024, normally in the final week of June. Registration and information: email to or

2022, July 6-8, Berlin – Pressure gain combustion technology overview short course: 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. TUB will host and organize the event with a contribution from ONERA, UC and UP in the lectures program. Some time will be spent demonstrating the RDC and discussing unique aspects of this high frequency, unsteady combustion device. All ESRs should plan to attend this training event. Here are the details for registration and other recommendations PGC Short Course Info Sheet

2022, from 17th October, to 4th December, Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion online course 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. The deadline for registration is 15 days before the starting date of each training


Previous training events:

2022, from 25th April, to 22th May, Fundamentals of Thermo-Acoustic Instabilities online course: 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. Details for registration 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 from 17th October, to 4th December, 2022.

Workshop: Gender in recruitment

Unlike the rest of the network-specific courses and workshops provided for ESRs, the target group for this workshop are the principal investigators. Consistent with the topic of social responsibility representing an essential educational element of INSPIRE and with the life-long learning culture, all principal investigators of the network participated in the workshop. Aim has been to raise awareness of gender issues in recruitment and the workshop has been held during the kick-off meeting and before the recruitment process commencement. This is complementary to the anti-bias actions already established by the human resources of each beneficiary.

ESR1 - Choomanee Runnoo: Experimental investigation of Constant Volume Combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Bastien Boust
ESR2 - Gregory Uhl: Numerical analysis of the interaction between a Rotating Detonation Combustor and an axial turbine - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Prof. Marc Bellenoue, Prof. Thierry Poinsot, Dr. Stéphan Zurbach
ESR3 - Nicola Detomaso: Simulation of CVC combustor - CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Thierry Poinsot, , Dr. Davide Laera, Dr. Florent Duchaine
ESR4 - Maria Clara de Jesus Vieira: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions - ENSMA (FR), Supervisors: Prof. Julien Sotton, Prof. Marc Bellenoue and Prof. Camille Strozzi
ESR5 - Provence Barnouin: Control and impact of RDC wave direction - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR6 - Patrick Strempfl: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine - CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. Thierry Poinsot
ESR7 - Hongyi Wei: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. Myles Bohon and Prof. Christian O. Paschereit
ESR8 - Thomas Golliard: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control - KTH (SE), Supervisors: Prof. Mihai Mihaescu, Prof. Anders Dahlkild
ESR9 - Roseline Ngozi Ezekwesili: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Neda Djordjevic
ESR10 - Shreyas Ramanagar Sridhara: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Antonio Andreini
ESR11- Umberto Sandri: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Bruno Facchini, Prof. Antonio Andreini, Dr. Alessio Picchi
ESR12 - Panagiotis Gallis: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages - POLITO (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Daniela Misul & Dr. Simone Salvadori
ESR13 - Abhishek Dubey: power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Sorce
ESR14 - Sreenath Purushothaman: propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis - UNIGE (IT), Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Sorce, Prof. Alberto Traverso
ESR15 - Gokkul Raj Varatharajulu Purgunan: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. Panagiotis Stathopoulos