I joined the faculty of The University of New Mexico in August 2019. My research focuses on problems where fluid thermodynamics affect fluid mechanics, such as combustion, phase transitions, multiphase flow, supercritical fluids, non-ideal fluids, or hypersonics. Applications can be found in a wide range of propulsion, sustainable energy, and even natural flows. My previous experience includes postdoctoral positions at Caltech / NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as Stanford's Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) and its Silicon Valley spin-off Cascade Technologies Inc.. 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.