CERES – revolutionary Industrial Consortium

Posted on May 18, 2022

As one of the founding members of CERES, PDM Analysis delegates participated in the launching meeting of the Industrial Consortium on 13 May 2022.

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The meeting comprised two parts:

  1. the welcome presentation and the official kick-off of CERES and 
  2. project proposal presentations delivered by researchers from City, University of London with a discussion afterwards


City test_rig_lab

Also, we had the pleasure of visiting the test cells of the Thermo-Fluids Research Centre (TFRC) at City, University of London and speaking with the City’s researchers about their current projects.


Visited test cells:

  • NextORC
  • Micro gas turbine
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Compressor test rig (photo)
  • Roots blower test rig
  • Internally geared test rig


The TFRC is an internationally leading centre in fundamental and applied research in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer and fluid-structure interactions. You can read more about their work here.



CERES (Compressors and Expanders in futuRe Energy Systems) provides a forum for industry and academia to coordinate pre-commercial (TRL 1-3) research on industry-relevant compression technologies for the energy transformation sector.



„Since 2019, we had the idea to form this consortium. It is not very common way of collaboration between industry and academia and the inspiration was from American Universities that have similar establishments. I am very pleased that we had large interest from the Compressor Industry to join CERES and am thankful to the staff at City for helping to setup the procedures which will enable us to grow and make an impact towards Net0 targets.”Professor Ahmed Kovacevic


PDM Analysis joined the Industrial Consortium because of numerous advantages, for example:

  • Access to cutting-edge and affordable research with a high leverage ratio
  • Access to advanced experimental and numerical facilities at the Centre for Compressor Technology and Thermo-Fluids Research Centre at City, University of London
  • Active participation in ongoing projects and steering of research directions
  • Provide input and directions on the future research topics and project ideas
  • Access to opportunities to form teams with the world-leading academics to reach more significant governmental funds



For more information about CERES, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Professor Ahmed Kovacevic at A.Kovacevic@city.ac.uk