Profile Area Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces

Profile Area Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces

The profile area Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces (TFI) consolidates numerous research activities at the TU Darmstadt in the fields of fluid dynamics, combustion, and heat and mass transfer.

In particular, it attempts to promote fundamental and contractual research involving more than one institute. This is accomplished on the one hand by making known internally and to external partners the potential and capabilities available at the TU Darmstadt; on the other hand the TFI assists with necessary internal organisational and contractual measures to realise such projects.

Global scientific objectives:

  • Understanding transport phenomena (mass, momentum,energy and species)
  • Modelling and predicting transport processes
  • Controlling transport processes
  • Optimising the influencing parameters to increase efficiency of processes and machines
  • Designing and realising technical demonstrators
  • Transferring knowledge, methods and techniques into industrial applications

Cooperation and exchange with industrial partners

Further to a strong program of fundamental research, the members of TFI maintain extensive contact with industrial partners and carry out application-orientated research projects.


  • Short Course on Atomization and Sprays

    February 19-22, 2018

    The Profile Area TFI organizes a new edition of the Short Course on Atomization and Sprays, to be held February 19-22, 2018. The course has the aim to present the current understanding and state-of-the-art of atomization fundamentals, their realization in atomizer systems and their application in a wide variety of engineering branches, including spray drying, spray coating, spray cooling, fuel injection, etc.

  • 2018/01/17

    Highly accurate algorithms for flow simulation

    Dr.-Ing. Florian Kummer

    Florian Kummer awarded Prize of the Adolf Messer Foundation 2017

    He has achieved a leading position in the development of high order, high accurate flow simulation methods: Dr. Florian Kummer from the Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Department of Mechanical Engineering) has been awarded the Prize of the Adolf Messer Foundation 2017. The award, which comes with € 50,000 prize money, is the most important award for research projects at the TU Darmstadt.

  • 2017/12/27

    A third period for tracing droplets


    CRC TRR 75 awarded another four-year funding period

    On November 24, 2017, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the extension of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio “Droplet Dynamics Under Extreme Ambient Conditions” (CRC TRR 75) and with that has confirmed the successful work of the first two funding periods.

  • 2017/11/16

    FAN 2018 – International Conference on Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications and Systems

    April 18-20, 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany

    FAN 2018 will be a forum for fan and system designers, manufacturers and operators, with the aim of improving our understanding of fans and their system interaction.