Teaching and Learning Thermodynamics in a Time of Change

05 July 2019 12:30 till 17:00 - Location: Science Centre, TU Delft - By: Department of Communication

Will studying and teaching the science of energy be different in a time of energy transition and of striving for sustainability? Does the thermodynamics-savvy engineer who graduates today or next year still match the expectations of the industry? Five years from now will we still teach in classrooms?

On July 5, 2019 these topics and more will be discussed at an event organised at TU Delft. It will take place at the Science Centre on the TU Delft campus.

During the day, Dr. Piero Colonna will present his new book, ‘Thermodynamics, Fundamentals and Engineering Applications.’


12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 13:40 Welcome

13:40 – 14:00 Book presentation

14:00 – 14:40 Teaching Thermodynamics? Mini-lectures by: • Prof. Andre Bardow, Professor of Technical Thermodynamics, RWTH Aachen University • Prof. G. P. Beretta, Professor of Fluid and Thermal Sciences, University of Brescia • Prof. P. Colonna, Professor of Propulsion and Power, TU Delft • Prof. J. Gross, Professor of Technical Thermodynamics, University of Stuttgart • Prof. T. Vlugt, Professor of Engineering Thermodynamics, TU Delft

14:40 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 17:00 Panelists debate “The Future of Thermodynamics” followed by open mike. Moderator: Dr. Arvind Gangoli Rao, Propulsion and Power, TU Delft