HORIBA Automotive Test Systems is a leading supplier in the fields of engine-, brake- and driveline test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems. More than just the world’s leading supplier of emissions testing systems. HORIBA ATS serves manufacturers and suppliers in every industry that utilizes internal combustion and turbine engines, including automotive, heavy-duty, on/off-road, lawn and garden, marine, aerospace, locomotive, recreational and utility vehicles. In addition, HORIBA ATS serves and cooperates extensively with regulatory agencies and independent test laboratories. HORIBA offers a comprehensive set of solutions for the measurement of particle mass and particle number within raw or dilute engine exhaust samples. This project enables HORIBA to develop particle measurement technology to support the development process of internal combustion engines on one hand and the Type Approval, as well as the Real World validation of those particle emissions, on the other.
"The Robert Bosch GmbH as an automotive Tier-1 supplier and technology company participates in PEMs4Nano to support the application of PN > 10 nm measurement technology on engine and roller test benches and to develop a robust and reliable PN measurement procedure that can be applied throughout the whole engine development process. This is mandatory to enable low PN > 10 nm emissions as a measureable development goal for future vehicle powertrains."
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015), and generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Computational Modelling Cambridge Limited
“PEMS4Nano offers us a brilliant collaborative opportunity to advance and apply our software toolkits to gain better understanding of nanoparticles from IC engines, a key environmental issue; and offer model-guided applications to inform the relevant measurement procedures."
Dr Amit Bhave, CEO.
Computational Modelling Cambridge Limited (CMCL) is a software products and technical consultancy services company that offers advanced computational modelling solutions to solve engineering challenges in energy, automotive, chemicals and materials industries. Presently, the company employs highly specialized 15 technical staff in Cambridge, UK. CMCL develops and markets three software toolkits, i] “kinetics” for formulating chemical reaction schemes, gas phase reactors and nanomaterial synthesis, ii] “SRM Engine Suite” software for simulating fuels, turbulent combustion and emissions in modern IC engines, and iii] Model Development Suite (“MoDS”) applied to automated calibration/parameter estimation, surrogate generation and uncertainty analysis in areas of chemicals, bioenergy, low-carbon vehicles and CO2 abatement. Its toolkits have won various awards such as the AEI Tech Award 2010 and the SAE Industry Innovator (2010, 2011 & 2015). Over the last decade, the team has been responsible for publishing well over fifty peer-reviewed research papers. As an R&D-driven software vendor, CMCL is an active member of the European Material Modeling Council (EMMC) and continues to actively lead and partner in several large collaborative R&D projects.
Country: United Kingdom
“Measurement of particle number in engine exhaust is one of our key competences.”
Jürgen Spielvogel, TSI
TSI serves a global market by investigating, identifying and solving measurement problems. As an industry leader in the design and production of precision measurement instruments, TSI partners with research institutions and customers around the world to set the standard for measurements relating to aerosol science, air flow, chemical analysis, indoor air quality, fluid dynamics, biohazard detection, and even scrap metal sorting and plastics identification.
TSI has a worldwide presence with over 500 dedicated employees working in facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Our staff and products are involved in current global issues, such as internal combustion engine exhaust reduction, biohazard protection, homeland security, environmental pollution, workplace comfort and facility monitoring. Data provided by our instruments are used in certification, research and monitoring applications destined to have a long-term impact on humankind and the world around us.
University of Cambridge
"The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities, founded more than 800 years ago. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The PEMS4Nano project is directly in line with the primary university values, including contribution to society through the pursuit, dissemination, and application of knowledge; opportunities for innovative partnerships with business; and concern for sustainability and the relationship with the environment.”
The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises more than 18000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world, more than 9000 staff, 31 colleges, and over 150 departments, faculties, schools, and other institutions.
Research Group Information
Two research groups from the University will be taking part in the PEMs4Nano program. One has expertise in computational modeling and the other in aerosol science. Both these groups will bring their unique skills and experience to the PEMs4Nano project.
The Computational Modelling Group (CoMo) at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology develops and applies modern numerical methods to problems in chemical engineering. The group currently consists of more than 20 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from various backgrounds. The group conducts research into mathematical methods such as statistical parameter estimation, optimal experimental design, and automatic model development, stochastic algorithms for population dynamics simulations, computational fluid dynamics, quantum chemistry, and molecular dynamics. These techniques are employed in a variety of applications including combustion, engine modelling, and particulate processes – most importantly organic and inorganic nanoparticle synthesis. Extensive expertise exists in creating complex kinetic reaction mechanisms, their application in advanced models of combustion devices such as internal combustion engines, and in developing and applying highly detailed models for combustion-generated nanoparticles which include particle morphology and chemical composition.
The other research group which participates in PEMs4Nano is the Aerosol Technology Group led by Dr. Adam Boies within the Department of Engineering. The research within the Boies group focuses on the evolution, dynamics and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles. The applications of this research currently extends from engineered nanoparticles for energy applications to transportation emissions and air quality.
Country: United Kingdom
Université de Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies
With more than 20,000 students, the Université de Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies is the most important University in Northern France in the fields of science and technologies. The University delivers more than 200 different degrees. More than 1000 students are following doctoral studies yearly. The University Lille 1 is currently involved in 22 H2020 projects. Two laboratories (joint units University Lille 1 – CNRS) are involved in the project: the ANATRAC (Trace Analysis) research group at the PhLAM laboratory (Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules – UMR 8523 CNRS) and the « Combustion » research group at the PC2A laboratory (Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Processus de Combustion et de l’Atmosphère – UMR 8522 CNRS). The two groups have developed a long-term collaboration on the application of laser techniques in combustion, in the frame of the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications (CERLA), participating jointly to projects and networks as LABEX CaPPA (Chemical and Physical Properties of the Atmosphere), ANR SOOT, CPER CLIMIBIO, GdR SOOT. Activities are predominantly experimental, but with a very strong coupling with theory.
"IDIADA is excited to participate in a project such as PEMS4Nano, which enables us to gain knowledge about cutting-edge measurement techniques and better our understanding of the accuracy of the exhaust emissions results. We consider that it is a privilege to contribute to developing the measurement equipment of the future and are sure this project will place our company in a relevant position in the exhaust emission testing market."
Rosa Delgrado, IDIADA
Applus+ IDIADA offers design, testing, engineering, and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide. Our reputation is founded on the expertise of an international team of more than 2,100 engineers and technical experts, our first class facilities, our client focus and a constant drive towards innovation. An international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 25 countries ensures that customers receive a fast and personalised service. We support our clients in their product development activities by providing them with engineering, testing and homologation services that fit their needs. IDIADA is involved in many international projects including EU-funded collaborations. The PEMs4Nano project complements part of the activities conducted in the department of Powertrain Emissions.
Horiba Jobin Yvon
"PEMs4Nano is an important project for HORJY since it is a great opportunity to develop, in collaboration with academic partners, new measurement solutions for the automotive industry while reinforcing the synergy between Horiba's scientific and automotive segments."
HORIBA Scientific provides an extensive array of instruments and solutions for applications across a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. HORIBA Scientific is a world leader in OEM Spectroscopy, elemental analysis, fluorescence (including the PTI brand), forensics, GDS, ICP, particle characterization, Raman, spectroscopic ellipsometry, sulfur-in-oil, water quality and XRF. Our instruments are found in universities and industries around the world. Proven quality and trusted performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.
The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies, part of HORIBA, Ltd. headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements.
"Uniresearch will ensure the smooth running of the PEMs4Nano project so the partners can focus on the achievement of the challenging project goals."
Uniresearch is a SME (founded in 1994) which is specialised in supplying project management and consultancy services in the field of national and European research projects and innovation activities. Uniresearch is and has been involved in many research projects, many of which in the transport sector. For example in the field of sustainable propulsion and the electrification of road transport, projects such as (H2020) ECOCHAMPS, HDGAS, REWARD and (FP7) FUEREX, OPTIMORE, TRANSFORMERS. Next to this, Uniresearch is involved in the field of security (PROMERC), in the maritime domain (BlueMining), the rail sector (SMARTRAIL) and sustainable energy and solar cell developments (Fasttrack, SuMMiT). More examples of EU research projects managed by Uniresearch can be found at the website.
Country: The Netherlands