A new generation of early-stage researchers

Date: 24th of July 2017
Location: Munich, Germany
Audience: approx. 25 bachelor students

The TUM University (Technische Universität München) organized in July 2017 an event for engineering bachelor students to a) teach the skills required for basic scientific research as well as those needed for interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurial activity and to b) give graduates access to careers in the interdisciplinary sectors and occupational fields of the future.

Being a member of the CaFE project for more than 2 years Ms Polina Gorkh (ESR 7 / TUM) had the prefect background and experience to contribute to the training of the bachelor students. In her lecture entitled “Cavitation research in the international CaFE project” she presented the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and information on the number of people that have the support of the EU, the kind of support they get and the kind of opportunities they are offered.

The cavitation phaenomenon was the main topic of the second part of her lecture. She used a PVT diagram to explain the difference between boiling and cavitation and explained why it can be erosive and why one should predict and control cavitation. She also showed recently published examples that were computed on the SuperMUC in her cavitation group at TUM.


Finally, Ms Gorkh used the CaFE project as an example to underline the objectives of the Marie-Curie Innovative Training Networks: innovation, mobility, internationality and collaboration. She presented the location of each participating organisation on the world map to emphasize internationality, explained the idea of secondments to emphasise mobility and inter-sectoral collaboration and she used the work packages of the CaFE project to show the interaction of the individual research projects.