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Research and training network on MIniatuized Gas flow foR Applications with enhanced Thermal Effects

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from November 2015 to December 2019

MIGRATE ( is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) financed by the HORIZON 2020 programme ( of the European Commission (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions). MIGRATE gathers top-level research and development capabilities from academia and industry as well as direct application possibilities with the focus set on thermal aspects of gas flows in microstructured systems.


Depletion of natural resources combined with the extending footprint of mankind has led to a shift in importance of research and development topics. In the 1970s and 1980s process yield was primarily targeted, but emphasis is now focused on resource efficiency as a primary objective. Routes for resource efficiency have to be identified and implemented to provide a more environmental and resource-oriented technology in near future.

MIGRATE is planned as an ITN. Within MIGRATE, a number of Early Stage Researchers (ESR) projects will cover different aspects of enhanced heat transfer and thermal effects in gases, spanning from modelling of heat transfer processes and devices, development and characterization of sensors and measurement systems for heat transfer in gas flows as well as thermally driven micro gas separators to micro-scale devices for enhanced and efficient heat recovery in automotive, aeronautics and energy generation.

This unique combination of university research, SME and world leading industrial stakeholders will contribute in a significant way to the increase of knowledge about micro scale gas flow heat transfer problems as well as to industrial applications of highly efficient miniaturized devices. A characteristic of MIGRATE is the high degree of applicability and the intense training. About 30% of the beneficiaries are from private sector. Thus, ESR projects will be developed in both directions, fundamental academic knowledge as well as direct application in industrial environment. The training of the ESRs is set in the same way to provide a broad variety of skills, reaching from classical academic research to IPR management and all-day-business in a company, being summarized under the aspect of resource efficiency and environmental-friendly technological approaches.


Main Organizations:

  • Institute for Micro Process Engineering (IMVT), Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Germany
  • Institut Clément Ader (ICA), Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse, France
  • Microfluidics Lab, Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita di Bologna, Italy
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Laboratoire IUSTI, Aix-Marseille University, France
  • Stokes Research Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgary
  • MITIS SA, Belgium
  • Alcatel – Lucent Bell Laboratories, Ireland
  • In'Air Solutions, France

Partner Organizations:

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
  • 'Institut de chimie et procédés pour l'énergie, l'environnement et la santé, Strasbourg, France
  • Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Aerospaziali, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Research Flow and Temperature Group, ASML, the Netherlands
  • Technology and
    Vacuum Control, INFICON, Lichtenstein
  • ATG – AOES, the Netherlands


Gas Flows in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems

from 2008 to 2012

GASMEMS ( is an Initial Training Network (ITN) financed by the 7th Framework programme (FP7) of the European Commission (Marie Curie Actions). It is a network of 13 participants and 6 associated partners from all over the European Community who provide fundamental and applied research in the fields of dynamics of gas micro flows and of microstructure design and manufacturing as well as applications in lab and industry.

The two primary objectives of this ITN project are:

  • to structure research in Europe in the field of micro gas flows to improve global fundamental knowledge and enable technological applications to an industrial and commercial level;
  • to train 15 PhD (ESR) and 5 post-doctoral (ER) researchers at a pan-European level, with the aim to providing both a global overview on problems linked to gas flow and heat transfer in microsystems, and advanced skills in specific domains of this research field.