Dr. Marco Costantini

DLR Göttingen


Academic Titles

  • Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (2007)
  • Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Aeronautical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (2010)
  • Doctorate in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.), RWTH Aachen (2016)

Academic Exchange Periods

  • Erasmus Student Exchange Programme at RWTH Aachen (2008-2009)
  • Research stay at CNR-INM, Rome (2019-2020)

Research and Academic Experience

  • Master Thesis in the Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology Department, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of DLR in Cologne (2009-2010).
  • Researcher in the Experimental Methods Department, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of DLR in Goettingen, since 2010.
  • Airbus-DLR Partnership (2010-2014)
  • Lecturer of Fluid Mechanics at TU Clausthal (since 2018)

Professional services and awards

  • Member of the AVT-313 Panel (NATO STO)
  • Honored with the RWTH “Borchers Badge” for doctoral examination with distinction (summa cum laude), 2018.
  • Honored with the “Outstanding Paper Award” by the AIAA Ground Testing Technical Committee for the AIAA Paper No. 2013-1137, 2013.

Main Research Topics

  • Development and application of temperature-sensitive paint for aerodynamic and hydrodynamic investigations in wind and water tunnels
  • Optical measurement techniques for the experimental determination of the wall shear stress
  • Experimental investigation of boundary-layer stability and transition
  • Laminar flow testing at Mach and Reynolds numbers relevant for flight
  • Experimental study of flow separation and reattachment of both laminar and turbulent flows  


Telefon: +49 5323 72-3166
Telefax: +49 5323 72-2203
E-Mail: Marco.Costantini@dlr.de