Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams

  • Numerical modeling and simulation of complex flows
  • Low-speed aerodynamics
  • Multiphase flows, microfluidics
  • Gasdynamics, cavitating flows
  • Aircraft, spacecraft and automotive aerodynamics

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Breitsamter

  • Configuration aerodynamics of aircraft and spacecraft
  • Vortex flows and high lift, highly agile configurations
  • Unsteady aerodynamics and aeroelasticity
  • Helicopter airframe, rotor and propeller aerodynamics
  • Experimental aerodynamics and wind tunnels

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Indinger

  • Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Experimental fluid mechanics

apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Christian Stemmer

  • Numerical high-speed aerodynamics
  • Laminar-turbulent flow reversal
  • Direct numerical simulation of chemically reacting flows
  • Research data management

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Stefan Adami

  • Multiphase flows
  • Numerical modeling

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Xiangyu Hu

  • Microfluidics
  • Biofluidics
  • Particle methods in fluid mechanics 

Vibroacoustics of Vehicles and Machines

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Marburg

  • Experimental and computational acoustics
  • Vibroacoustic optimization
  • Uncertainty quantification of vibroacoustic systems
  • Material data identification

Computational Mechanics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Fabian Duddeck

  • Topology Optimization of Structures for Nonlinear Impact Problems
  • Multi-Fidelity Shape Optimization and Robustness Analysis for Impact
  • Shape Optimization and Robustness Analysis for Multiphysics
  • Finite Element Modeling for Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
  • Multilevel Material Modeling for the Simulation Chain of Composites


Data-driven Materials Modeling

Prof. Phaedon-Stelios Koutsourelakis, Ph.D.

  • Uncertainty quantification in computational science and engineering
  • Bayesian formulations for inverse problems
  • Atomistic simulation of materials

Computational Mechanics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall

  • Multifield problems
  • Multiscale problems
  • Computational biomechanics and biophysics

Mechanics and High Performance Computing

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael W. Gee

  • High performance parallel computing
  • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Cardiovascular biomechanics

Multiscale Modeling of Fluid Materials

Prof. Dr. Julija Zavadlav

  • hybrid micro/meso/macro simulations
  • molecular modeling of nanostructured materials
  • machine learning

Automatic Control

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Boris Lohmann

  • Methods and application of nonlinear and predictive control
  • Modeling, reduction and control of distributed parameter systems
  • Automotive, multicopter and robot control application

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Paul Kotyczka

  • Modelling, geometric discretization and control of multi-physical systems
  • Non-linear and passivity-based control
  • Applications in robotics, mechatronics and process engineering

Flow Control and Aeroacoustics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Jakob Kaltenbach

  • Active and passive flow control
  • Prediction and mitigation of flow noise
  • Aircraft, automotive and railway aerodynamics


Prof. Dongsheng Wen

  • Combustion and reactive flows, noise and instabilities
  • Transport phenomena in single and two-phase flows
  • Energy systems and technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Kolb, (adjunct professor)

  • Refrigeration and air conditioning

Thermo-Fluid Dynamics

Prof. Wolfgang Polifke, Ph.D.

  • Aero- and thermoacoustics
  • Mixing and reaction in turbulent flows
  • Two-phase flows