Research on the physical basics for a multi kw. Solid-state laser with high energy and good beam quality; study process principles, design prototype and scale results to maximum average power for processing.
Remote-controlled, automatic measuring & sampling system for the determination of contaminants/assessment of substances influencing the o2 balance: heavy metals/organic micropollutants/nutrients, chlorophyll, etc.
Development and experimental production of measurement standards for laser beam and optics characterization. technology and instrumentation for on-line and off-line beam and optics monitoring.
Improvement of efficiency/power output of hydropower plants by better designing runner/turbine/draft tube combination to reduce "flow blockage" and instabilities. A key area is pressure recovery between turbine and tail water channel.
Novel methodologies for preforming and manufacturing thermo- plastic composite columns will be developed. Case study structures will be designed to comply with recent european passive safety standards and fabricated to prove the process