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 2019

    The 5th Short Course on Atomization and Sprays is to be held 25-28 February 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany. Image: SLA

    25-28 February 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany

    After the great success of four previous Short Courses on Atomization and Sprays, a fifth edition will be held from 25-28 February 2019 at the TU Darmstadt. The course presents 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.

  • 2019/02/06

    Belege für den Klimawandel sammeln

    Patrick Stegmann, Visit

    Der Weg eines TU-Alumnus zur National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Dr. Patrick Stegmann, ein Absolvent der TU Darmstadt, forscht seit drei Jahren in den USA – seit jüngstem für das „Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation“ unweit von Washington D.C. Der TU-Alumnus ist auf numerische Berechnungsverfahren, Lichtstreuung und Strahlungstransport spezialisiert. Seine Arbeit dient der verbesserten Auswertung von Satellitendaten für Erdbeobachtung und Klimaforschung.

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