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Prof. Dr. Heinz Pitsch
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.10.2020 to 30.09.2023
EU contribution:
5.644.531,25 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952181.  


Center of Excellence in Combustion


The decarbonisation goals of the European Union in the energy and transportation sectors demand fundamental changes in the design and operation of current and future combustion systems. The EU-funded CoEC project will take advantage of Exascale computing technologies to promote and develop advanced simulation software that can assist in this transition. The project will apply advanced methodologies enabled by Exascale computing to promote a series of scientific and technological activities that will extend the state-of-the-art in combustion simulation capabilities. The results will form the basis of a portfolio supporting academic and industrial activities in the realm of power and transport, increasing the EU’s competitiveness and leadership in technologies for climate change mitigation.


  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Cerfacs Centre Européen de Recheche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique Société Civile, France
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, France
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschhule Zürich, Switzerland
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Association National Centre for Supercomputing Applications, Bulgaria