About us

DTU coordinator team

Fredrik Haglind is professor at Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Prof. Haglind manages one of the leading research groups within sustainable thermal power with focus on advanced turbomachinery, thermo-mechanical energy storage, efficient heat transfer, and sustainable heat-to-power conversion technologies.

Nishith Babubhai Desai is a researcher at the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark. Dr. Desai have experience in the design and optimization of concentrated solar power plants, thermal energy storage systems, modeling and optimization of energy systems, and waste/low-grade heat recovery systems.

Training42Phase includes 4 academic partners each employing 2-4 doctoral candidates (DCs) and one industrial partner employing 1 doctoral candidate, supported by 8 associated industrial partners.

Training42phase organizational structure
Training42Phase organizational structure

Main supervisors

Fredrik Haglind

Fredrik Haglind

Fredrik Haglind is Professor at Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

Prof. Haglind manages one of the leading research groups within sustainable thermal power with focus on advanced turbomachinery, thermo-mechanical energy storage, efficient heat transfer, and sustainable heat-to-power conversion technologies.

Giacomo Persico

Giacomo Persico

Giacomo Persico is Full Professor at Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Within the Institute, Prof. Persico belongs to the Laboratory of Fluid-Machines, with a leading role in the flow modelling and design of turbomachinery for novel energy systems, such as organic Rankine cycles, supercritical CO2 systems, heat pumps, pumped thermal energy storage technologies, microturbines, and in the multi-fidelity simulation of floating off-shore wind turbines.

Anne Barros

Anne Barros

Anne Barros is Professor at Department of Industrial Engineering, Ecole CentraleSupélec, University of Paris-Saclay, France.

Prof. Barros manages one of the leading research groups within Risk, Resilience and Reliability, with focus on data driven and physics informed degradation modelling, prognostics, condition based and predictive maintenance, vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructures, resilience and maintenance optimization for complex industrial systems.

Federico Bassi

Federico Bassi

Federico Bassi has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and he is currently Product Development Engineer at Exergy International.

Dr Bassi is a finite element and rotordynamic analyst of radial outflow turbines for organic Rankine cycles with a solid academic background in high temperature fracture mechanics. In the Training42Phase project he will be responsible for the mechanical design of axial centrifugal pump stages for partial evaporation organic Rankine cycle systems.

Christoph Schwingshackl

Christoph Schwingshackl

Christoph Schwingshackl is a Reader in Mechanical Engineering in the Dynamics Group at Imperial College London where he is the Deputy Director of the Vibration University Technology Centre, sponsored by Rolls-Royce. His main research interest is structural dynamics of aircraft engines with a focus on the experimental and analytic analysis of nonlinear friction damping and rotor dynamics.

David Nowell

David Nowell

David Nowell is Professor of Machine Dynamics at Imperial College London and is Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Vibration.

He has 35 years’ experience of research in the area of structural integrity and performance, with specific expertise in contact, friction and fatigue. He has published over 200 journal articles and conference papers and has co-authored two books. Alongside his academic work David is a Vice-President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. In the Training42Phase project David will be responsible for work on the modelling of droplet erosion of structures.

Doctoral candidates