Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gunther Brenner

Professorship for Fluid Mechanics


1981 - 1987Study of mechanical engineering - TH Karlsruhe
1988 - 1994Scientific assistant at the German Aerospace Center in Göttingen
1994Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the RWTH Aachen University
1994 - 1995Stay abroad in Toulouse/France (CERFACS)
1996 - 2003Head of Department "Computational Fluid Dynamics", Chair of Fluid Mechanics, University Erlangen-Nuremberg
2002Habilitation at the Technical Faculty of the University of Erlangen
since 2003Professor for Fluid Mechanics at the TU Clausthal (ITM)
Awards and memberships
1994Borchersplakette 1994, RWTH Aachen University
1996 - 1999Member of the advisory board of INVENT Computing GmbH, Erlangen
2003- 2022Member of the scientific advisory board of the "Norddeutsche Verbund für Hoch-und Höchstleistungsrechnen" (HLRN)
Since 1999Member of the scientific advisory board of conferences and journals, e.g. Parallel CFD, Int. Conf. Comp. Heat and Mass Transfer
2004- 2022Member of ProcessNet, expert committee Computational Fluid Dynamics
2007- 2022Member of VDEh, Working Group Fluid Mechanics and Flow Simulation
since 2002Member of the German University Association
2009- 2017Member of the board of the Simulation Science Center (SWZ), TU Clausthal / Uni Göttingen
2015- 2021Vice President for Studies and Teaching at the TU Clausthal
since 2017Member of the Board of Directors of the Research Center Drilling Simulator Celle (DSC), Chairman of the Board since 2020


  • Development of numerical methods for flow computation, in particular kinetic methods and lattice Boltzmann methods
  • Research in the field of multiphase flows and flows in porous media
  • Flows with cavitation due to acoustic fields
  • Flows with imposed instationarity and flow instabilities
  • Optical measurement methods, especially PIV
  • Flows in tribology

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Fax: +49 5323 72-2203

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