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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Brenner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Brenner
Professor of Fluid Dynamics
Adolph-Roemer-Straße 2A,
Room 126

Phone: (05323) 72-2515
Fax: (05323) 72-2203



1981 - 1987

Studies of mechanical engineering at the Technical University Karlsruhe, Specialization in theoretical gas dynamics

1988 - 1994

Scientific employee at the institute of fluid mechanics of the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Göttingen


Dissertation at the RWTH Aachen, Prof. E. Krause, Ph.D.
Topic of the dissertation: “Numerical simulation of interactions between shocks and boundary layers in chemical reacting hypersonic flows”

1994 - 1995

Postdoc at the “Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique” (CERFACS) in Tolouse in the frame of a fellowship of the European Community

1995 - 2003

Group leader and habilitant in the department of numerical fluid mechanics at the institute of fluid mechanics (LSTM) of the University in Erlangen


Habilitation at the Technical Faculty of the University in Erlangen

Since 2003

Professor for fluid mechanics at the Clausthal University of  Technology (ITM)

Awards and Memberships


Borchersplakette 1994, RWTH Aachen


Member of the Advisory Board of INVENT Computing GmbH,

Since 2003

Member of the Scientific board of the „Norddeutscher Verbund für Hoch- und Höchstleistungsrechnen“ (HLRN)

Since 1999

Member of Scientific Committee of conferences and journals, e.g.
Parallel CFD, Int. Conf. Comp. Heat and Mass Transfer

Since 2004

Member, ProcessNet, Fachausschuß Computational Fluid Dynamics

Since 2007

Member, VDEh, Arbeitskreis Strömungsmechanik und Strömungssimulation

Since 2002

Member, Deutscher Hochschulverband

Since 2009

Member of the board of directors of the Center for Scientific Simulation (SWZ),
TU Clausthal/Uni Göttingen.


    • Development of numerical methods in fluid mechanics with emphasis on kinetic schemes and lattice Boltzmann methods
    • Multiphase flows and flows in porous media
    • Acoustic cavitating flows
    • Flow instabilities and transient flows
    • Optical measurement techniques (PIV)
    • Flows in tribology

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