OUR RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

The CCER focuses on computational challenges critical to the exploration, identification and early screening of scalable energy conversion and energy storage technologies. It is our goal to provide a computational foundation for a smooth and successful transition towards a sustainable global energy system. The challenge common to almost all such computational energy research is to describe and model a variety of physical phenomena at a range of length and time scales. In order to create an environment that is most likely to evoke breakthroughs, the research program of the CCER is organized according to the length and time scales at which subjects are modeled.

NANOSCALE

The understanding of the properties of materials at the nanoscale is essential in many energy conversion processes, but this understanding is often insufficient or even completely lacking.

MESOSCALE

Porous media are a textbook example of materials with structures at the mesoscale. Understanding of these materials is crucial in numerous energy-related areas.

CONTINUUM SCALE

Significant progress has been made in the simulation of the core plasma in a Tokamak fusion reactor. Breakthroughs are needed now in the simulation of the ‘scrape-off’ plasma, where multiphysics and multiscale aspects play a key role.

BRIDGING LENGTH & TIME SCALES

This research line is set up to guarantee that the scale-related research lines 1-3 truly get connected, which is necessary for creating breakthroughs.

DATA-DRIVEN MODELING

Even if all research lines are fully connected, and macroscopic properties of materials could be exactly predicted from their atomic compositions, finding materials that show certain pre-defined large-scale behaviors often poses a significant challenge.

OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS

BACHELOR PROGRAM

The TU/e Bachelor College offers several courses for specialization in computational science, in particular in the cross-disciplinary coherent packages ‘Multiscale Phenomena and Techniques’ and ‘Computational Science’.
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MASTER PROGRAM

The TU/e Graduate School offers a Master’s program ‘Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion’. In this program students can follow a variety of specialized cross-disciplinary computational courses important for Fusion research:
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PHD PROGRAM

The CCER regularly organizes specialized workshops to educate PhD students (and interested Bachelor and Master students) in state-of-the-art computational techniques and to train them in hands-on use of software based on these techniques.
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About CCER

The Center for Computational Energy Research  aims to explore pathways to future energy systems. This is done via computational simulations that complement experimental energy research. The center was founded in 2017 as the result of a joint initiative between the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology and NWO Institute DIFFER.

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Center for Computational Energy Research
TU/e Science Park
De Zaale 20
5612 AJ Eindhoven
The Netherlands

P.O. Box 6336
5600 HH Eindhoven
The Netherlands

+31 40 3334 999