Ph.D. Projects

Assistant Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Agnes Jocher)

Research Assistants

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Agnes Jocher continues the long-standing combustion research of the Chair of Thermodynamics after the retirement of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Sattelmayer, for which she has the  extensive experimental infrastructure of the Chair of Thermodynamics at her disposal.

The assistant professorship for "Sustainable Future Mobility" is looking for several research assistants (m/f/d) for newly acquired third-party funded projects.

At the professorship, novel concepts in aerospace, propulsion, hyperloop and safety engineering are researched. The principles of technical thermodynamics are applied as an integral part supported by elements of fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, acoustics, chemical reaction kinetics as well as system dynamics. 

The Sustainable Future Mobility professorship is part of the Department of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Geodesy.

If you are interested in one of the new PhD positions, please contact:



Tel.: +49.89.289 55560

Academic staff for the Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility (m/w/x)

The Assistant Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility is looking for academic staff to support the "Reactive Flows" working group, starting at the earliest possible date in full time.

The Assistant Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility was recently established at the TUM Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, School of Engineering and Design. Research at the Assistant Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility includes emissions reduction in the aviation sector using alternative fuels, and combining combustion processes with electromagnetic fields, advanced air mobility, and advancing the Hyperloop technology. The research portfolio is reflected in courses offered by the Assistant Professorship of Sustainable Future Mobility.


Your responsibilities:

Your activities include conducting research projects in the field of combustion kinetics for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). This involves the computer-aided generation of detailed partial and total kinetic mechanisms for surrogates of various SAF. Special attention is given to the consideration of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and soot precursor molecules, as well as to the further development of the software tool for the generation of the kinetic mechanisms. Another task is the development of an algorithm to allow usability by industry while maintaining the accuracy of the mechanism.



Your qualifications:

You have a successfully completed Master of Science (M.Sc.) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related field with expertise in combustion processes and reaction kinetics, as well as advanced programming skills and are interested in independently investigating scientific issues and working in an interdisciplinary and international team. Ideally, you have excellent oral and written communication skills in German and English.


Our offer:

We offer a full-time position as academic staff with the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree. Payment will be based on the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service of the Länder (TV-L 13). TUM strives to raise the proportion of women in its workforce and explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. Applications from disabled persons with essentially the same qualifications will be given preference.


Your application:

If you are interested in working in our team, please send your application together with a strong CV and supporting documentation by e-mail in the form of a single PDF file to:

or by mail to:

Technical University of Munich

Assistant Professorship Prof. Dr.-Ing. Agnes Jocher

Boltzmannstr. 15

85748 Garching bei München


Do not hesitate to contact Ms. Brigitte Richter for any questions you may have (+49.89.289 55560,


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