Institute for Combustion Technology (ITV)

ITV deals with the modelling and simulation of turbulent, reacting multiphase flows in energy conversion and nanoparticle processes.

About us

With about 20 scientific employees and students, the Institute for Combustion Technology of the University of Stuttgart conducts research on the fundamentals of modelling and simulation of turbulent, reacting flows in the areas of gas phase combustion, multiphase flows (gaseous/liquid and gaseous/solid) and nanoparticle processes. The teaching of ITV covers the fundamentals and advanced topics in combustion technology and simulation of reacting flow systems, as well as related programming basics.

For consultation hours see the ITV team page and choose the employee you would like to meet.

The list of currently available topics for Bachelor and Master theses can be found HERE.

Student theses

Available Praktika:

  • Bestimmung laminarer und turbulenter Nusselt-Zahlen für Rohrströmungen  - Jonas Kirchmann
  • Simulation des Turbulenzverhaltens eines umströmten Zylinders  - Jan W. Gärtner
  • Simulation turbulenter Flammen  - Sergio Gutiérrez

Registration starting 27.09.2023 via Campus.


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We offer to the students the opportunity to take part in the upcoming presentations of the study- and master theses at ITV and to receive proof of this (form "seminar lectures").


Tue, June 13    02:00 pm
Mert Göksel
"Carrier-phase direct numerical simulation of solid fuel particles in a turbulent reacting mixing layer"  (SRP defense)

Tue, Jul 4     02:00 PM
Jan Gärtner    
"Efficient and Scalable WENO Scheme for OpenFOAM"      
mock presentation   

Tue, Sep 12     02:00 PM
Sergio Gutiérrez
"A side stepping mixing method for Sparse-Lagrangian MMC-LES simulations"
mock presentation

Fri, Sep 15     02:00 PM
Anjul Pandey
"Effective collision radii for bidisperse systems in the free molecular regime"
mock presentation

Tue, Sep 19     02:00 P
Maximilian Karsch
"The effect of rotational diffusion on nanoparticle agglomeration"
mock presentation

Fri, Sep 22     02:00 PM
Tien Duc Luu
"Carrier-phase DNS of micron-sized iron particles in a turbulent reacting mixing layer"
mock presentation

Fri, Nov 10      03:00 PM
Nils Hartmann
"Simulation and Analysis of the Conditions Leading to the Micro-Explosion of Droplets"
Master defense

PLACE: Pfaffenwaldring 31, Seminarroom ITV (V31.321), Tuesdays 02:00 - 04:00pm (occasionally Fridays 02:00 - 04:00pm)

We offer a Research Assistant (Ph.D.) (m/w/d) position - open until 15.12.2023:

Topic:Towards carbon free energy cycles: Modelling ignition and combustion of iron particles

For further information see:

We offer an IT-Hiwi position.

You can find the job offer in German on our website:

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Andreas Kronenburg

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Director of the Institute

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Thorsten Zirwes


Deputy director

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Ricarda Schubert



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