What we will do...

... at the 5th SOLLAB Doctoral-Colloquium on Solar Concentrating Technologies can be found in the pdf-version of the program or on this page:
1. Day (Monday)
2. Day (Tuesday)
3. Day (Wednesday)


Monday, 22nd of June

08:30 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00


Topic: Solar Radiation and Solar Fields

Proposed chair: Eckhard Lüpfert


Title of Presentation

Presenting Author

09:00 - 09:25

Spectral characterization of solar radiation

Aitor Marzo, PSA

09:25 - 09:50

The once-through concept in parabolic trough plants with direct steam generation

Fabian Feldhoff, DLR

09:50 - 10:15

Solar Field Performance Testing Dynamic Measurements and Data Analysis

Nicole Janotte, DLR

10:15 - 10:40

Methodology for revenue optimal operation strategies

Michael Wittmann, DLR

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee Break

Topic: Solar Detoxification

Proposed chair: Christian Sattler

11:10 - 11:35

Degradation of emerging contaminants and disinfection of treated municipal wastewater with photo-Fenton

Nikolaus Klamerth, PSA

11:35 - 12:00

Solar photocatalytic reactor experimental and modelisation results

Franck Correia, PROMES

12:00 - 13:15


Topic: Heat and Mass Transfer 1

Proposed chair: Aldo Steinfeld

13:15 - 13:40

Thermal Dispersive Effects in Sintered Metal Foams

Stefan Brendelberger, DLR

13:40 - 14:05

Tomography based analysis of heat and mass transfer in reacting packed beds

Sophia Haussener, ETH

14:05 - 14:30

Study of Flow and Heat Transfer in Ceramic Foams for Application in Solar Thermal Power

Zhiyong Wu, PROMES

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

Topic: Solar CO2 Reduction

Proposed chair: Gilles Flamant

15:00 - 15:25

Solar Driven CO2 Reduction Using Photo Thermal Electro Chemical Process

Gidon Ferdiman, WIS

15:25 - 15:50

CO2 and H2O Reduction via Solar Thermochemical Cycles

Anastasia Stamatiou, PSI

15:50 - 16:15

Solar Driven High Temperature Electrolysis of CO2

Yury Alioshin, WIS

16:15 - 16:30



Departure for High Rope Course


High Rope Course and Barbecue



Tuesday, 23rd of June

Topic: Modeling

Proposed chair: Robert Pitz-Paal


Title of Presentation

Presenting Author

08:30 - 09:00

Modeling of solar-driven steam gasification of carbonaceous feedstocks

Nicolas Piatkowski, ETH

09:00 - 09:25

Chattering problem in dynamic mathematical two-phase flow models

Javier Bonilla Cruz, PSA

09:25 - 09:50

Modeling and Simulation of the Solar Hybrid Sulfur Cycle - preliminary Considerations and Objectives

Nicolas Bayer Botero, DLR

09:50 - 10:15

Modeling and simulation of dynamic effects on an open volumetric air receiver

Nils Ahlbrink, DLR

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

Topic: Solar Components - Receiver

Proposed chair: Eckhard Lüpfert

10:45 - 11:10

Solid Particle Receiver

Birgit Gobereit, DLR

11:10 - 11:35

Constructal approach applied to the optimization of single or multi-channel solar thermochemical reactors

Stefania Tescari, PROMES

11:35 - 12:00

Modelling and designing of a solar receiver carrying pressurized air for the PEGASE project

Benjamin Grange, PROMES

12:00 - 13:15


Topic: Solar Hydrogen

Proposed chair: Christian Sattler

13:15 - 13:40

Investigations and Simulation of a two-step thermochemical water splitting cycle using mixed iron-oxides

Martina Neises, DLR

13:40 - 14:05

Development and evaluation of a two step thermo - chemical cycle for hydrogen generation

Jan Peter Säck, DLR

14:05 - 14:30

Volatile cycles for solar thermochemical production of hydrogen from water

Marc Chambon, PROMES

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

Topic: Solar Components - Concentrator and Storage

Proposed chair: Gilles Flamant

15:00 - 15:25

Accelerated aging of solar reflectors

Florian Sutter, DLR

15:25 - 15:35

Optimization of PTC Concentrator Geometry based on Optical Shape Measurements

Siw Meiser, DLR

15:35 - 16:00

Thermal storage for solar power plants based on low cost recycled material

Nicolas Calvet, PROMES

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break


Departure for DLR


Guided tour of the solar facilities at DLR


Departure at DLR





Wednesday, 24th of June

Topic: Solar Systems - Conceptional Studies

Proposed chair: Diego Alarcón


Title of Presentation

Presenting Author

08:30 - 09:00

Concentrated solar energy based cogeneration with linear Fresnel reflectors

François Veynandt, PROMES

09:00 - 09:10

Preliminary analysis of the coupling of MED desalination units to parabolic trough solar power plants.

Patricia Palenzuela, PSA

09:10 - 09:35

Design of an experimental Solar 5 kW Organic Rankine Cycle test bed at Plataforma Solar de Almeria

Mercedes Ibarra, PSA

09:35 - 10:00

Economical assessment of different central receiver concepts for USC steam cycles

Csaba Singer, DLR

10:00 - 10:10

A Non-Stationary Solar-Thermal Power Cycle

Jan Wurzbacher, ETH

10:10 - 10:40

Coffee Break

Topic: Solar Hydrogen - Methane Decomposition

Proposed chair: Aldo Steinfeld

10:40 - 11:05

Solar steam reforming of methane using molten salts as heat carrier

Isabelle Labach, ENEA

11:05 - 11:30

Thermal decomposition of methane - research into reaction kinetics

Michael Wullenkord, DLR

11:30 - 11:55

Solar thermal decarbonation of methane for co-production of hydrogen and carbon black

Gilles Maag, ETH

11:55 - 12:20

High temperature chemical reactor for co-production of hydrogen and carbon black from methane pyrolysis

Sylvain Rodat, PROMES

12:20 - 13:30


Topic: Heat and Mass Transfer 2

Proposed chair: Hans Müller-Steinhagen

13:30 - 13:55

Heat Transfer Analysis of a Novel Pressurized Air Receiver For Concentrated Solar Power via Combined Cycles

Illias Hischier, ETH

13:55 - 14:20

Heat transfer analysis of a thermoelectric converter driven by concentrated solar radiation

Clemens Suter, ETH

14:20 - 14:45

Measuring radiative properties of participating media - Methodology, set-ups and selected results

Patrick Coray, PSI

14:45 - 15:10

Heat transfer model of a novel receiver for solar trough concentrators

Roman Bader, ETH

15:10 - 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:10

Closing Session