I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, investigating the physics of emerging surface tension in high-pressure mixing using Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) and advanced thermodynamic modeling. Prior, I had the opportunity to work at the Stanford Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where I studied the application of chemical engineering methods and data analysis of molecular dynamics simulations on high pressure fluid behavior. Technical processes of interest ranged from fuel injection to CO2 sequestration. Afterwards, I transitioned to the CTR spin-off Cascade Technologies Inc. as a Senior Research Scientist, focusing on LES / DNS modeling of high pressure systems, such as flash atomization, or carbon-neutral combustion in supercritical CO2 power cycles. Before, I have been a Research Scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Spacecraft Department in Göttingen, where I did numerical research on combustion and injection in rocket engines, and hypersonic flow / flow control. I received my Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree from the University of Stuttgart (Dissertation) and the Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. I spent a year as a Graduate Research Trainee at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Like any engineer, I am excited about my work and thus more than happy to discuss it. If you want to find out more, send me an email, or visit one of my online profiles.