Passive scalar interface in a spatially evolving mixing layer (A. Attili and D. Denker)

Quartz nozzle sampling (D. Felsmann)

Dissipation element analysis of a planar diffusion flame (D. Denker)

Turbulent/non-turbulent interface in a temporally evolving jet (D. Denker)

Dissipation elements crossing a flame front (D. Denker and B. Hentschel)

Particle laden flow (E. Varea)

Turbulent flame surface in non-premixed methane jet flame (D. Denker)

DNS of primary break up (M. Bode)

Diffusion flame in a slot Bunsen burner (S. Kruse)

Various quantities in spatially evolving jet diffusion flame (D. Denker)

Dr.-Ing. Stefania Esposito


              Institute for Combustion Technology
              RWTH Aachen University
              Templergraben 64
              D-52056 Aachen

Telefon: +49 (0)241 80-94877 
Telefax: +49 (0)241 80-92923

Büro:      226, 2. Floor

Work areas


  • Experimental investigations with modern single-cylinder testbenches (CISI and DF-CI)
  • Thermodynamic simulation of spark-ignition engines:

    • RANS 3D-CFD simulations
    • 1D gas-exchange simulation

  • Alternative Fuels: Methanol, Hydrogen


  • Messtechnik und Datenanalyse (WS2021-22)

Open positions/theses

In case of interest in project, bachelor, master, diploma theses / student jobs, please send an email or call. Depending on the interests and previous knowledge, an individual topic suggestion can be made.


  •  D.Golc, S. Esposito, H. Pitsch, J. Beeckmann. Development of a Fast-Running Injector Model with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) for the prediction of Injection Rate with Multiple Injections. SAE Technical Paper 2021-24-0008. 15th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles (ICE2021), Capri, September 2021.
  • S. Esposito, L. Diekhoff, H. Pitsch, S. Pischinger. Development of Phenomenological Models for Engine-Out Hydrocarbon Emissions from an SI DI within a 0D Two-Zone Combustion Chamber Description. SAE Technical Paper 2021-24-0008. 15th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles (ICE2021), Capri, September 2021.
  • S. Esposito, L. Diekhoff, S. Pischinger. Prediction of gaseous pollutant emissions from a spark-ignition direct-injection engine with gas-exchange simulation. Proceedings of THIESEL 2020 -  Conference on Thermo- and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Direct Injection Engines, 8th-11th September, 2020.

  • S. Esposito, M. Mally, L. Cai, H. Pitsch, S. Pischinger. Validation of a RANS 3D-CFD Gaseous Emission Model with Space-, Species-, and Cycle-Resolved Measurements from an SI DI EngineEnergies 2020, 13, 4287.

  • S. Esposito, L. Cai, M. Guenther, H. Pitsch and S. Pischinger. Experimental comparison of combustion and emission characteristics between a market gasoline and its surrogateCombustion and Flame, vol. 214, pages 306-322, 2020.

  • B. Morcinkowski, P. Adomeit, M. Mally, S. Esposito, V. Walter, S. Yadla. Emissionsvorhersage in der Entwicklung ottomotorischer EU7-Antriebe. In: Liebl J. (eds) Experten-Forum Powertrain: Ladungswechsel und Emissionierung 2019. Proceedings. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2020.

  • S. Esposito, P. Mauermann, M. Günther, S. Pischinger. Effect of Engine Operating Parameters on Space- and Species-Resolved Measurements of Engine-Out Emissions from a Single-Cylinder Spark Ignition Engine. SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0745, 2019.

  • B. Franzke, B. Morcinkowski, P. Adomeit, P. Hoppe, S. Esposito. Potenziale der 1D/3D-Kopplung in der Brennverfahrensentwicklung. In: Liebl J. (eds) Ladungswechsel im Verbrennungsmotor 2017. Proceedings. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2017.

  • P. Adomeit, J. Scharf, M. Thewes, B. Morcinkowski, P. Hoppe, S. Esposito, M. Böhmer. Extreme lean gasoline technology – best efficiency and lowest emission powertrains. In: Liebl J., Beidl C. (eds) Internationaler Motorenkongress 2017. Proceedings. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden, 2017.

  • T. Kumagai, P. Hoppe, S. Esposito, M. Mally, B. Franzke, B. Morcinkowski, T. Uhlmann, M. Thewes, J. Scharf, P. Adomeit. Model based development for extreme lean burning gasoline powertrains - Combining best efficiency with lowest emissions. Proceedings of 2016 JSAE Congress, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 907-912, 19th-21th Oct 2016.