Forum23 Piero Colonna

Piero Colonna

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
14:40 – 15:10    HG F 30 | Audi Max

Keynote 5: Thermal Energy Harvesting with ORC Power Plants – The Path to Tapping into a Large CO2-Free Power Source

After studying Aerospace Engineering in Milan (1991) and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in the US (1995), Prof. Colonna obtained his PhD in Energy Engineering (Milan, 1996). He then held a number of different positions. In 2002, he became assistant professor at TU Delft (3mE) and lectured Thermodynamics and Modelling and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems. In 2005, he received a VIDI grant for research into the gas dynamics of dense vapour and supercritical fluids. Since 1 September, he has been professor of Propulsion and Power at AE. He is now working on new green concepts in the field of aircraft engines and on-board systems for energy conversion.

Prof Piero Colonna Professor of Propulsion and Power

Piero Colonna

Professor of Propulsion and Power in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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