Rainer Helmig will give his lecture "From the brain to the fuel cell – porous media are everywhere" again this month due to the great demand.
Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Time: 8 am CET
Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Helmig
Lecture title: "From the brain to the fuel cell – porous media are everywhere"
Registration: link will be added soon
About the lecture
Porous media are almost everywhere. The understanding of flow, transport and deformation processes in porous media is important for the optimization of fuel cells, energy storage, the prediction of landslides due to heavy rainfall or the spread of tumors in human tissue.
In the context of this lecture, we will give a short overview of the importance of porous media and show two specific examples of research applications: multiple sclerosis (modelling and analysis) and the optimization of the fuel cell as a drive technology. What happens in the porous medium "brain" if the blood-brain barrier no longer functions properly? How can research in the field of porous media positively influence the treatment of multiple sclerosis? What role does the understanding about porous media play in the context of alternative mobility forms? What significance does the fuel cell have for our climate as an alternative drive technology? This is where simulations help, because they make the invisible processes in the brain and in the fuel cell visible.