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)

Research Topics

High temperature chemical energy conversion in the form of combustion satisfies by far most of today’s energy demand, yet it also leads to greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollution. Also in the future, combustion will remain a very important technology, because of its robustness, reliability, high power densities, the often required high temperatures, and the high energy densities and good long-term storability of chemical energy carriers. However, it is clear that combustion needs to be carbon-neutral, energy-efficient, clean, and rely on fully renewable energy carriers. Research in the fields of sustainable energy carriers (e.g. e-fuels, bio-fuels, bio-hybrid fuels, hydrogen), sustainable energy conversion processes (e.g. carbon capture technologies, efficiency improvements), and pollutant reduction are essential for a clean and sustainable energy future.

Sustainable Energy Carriers

Sustainable Energy Conversion Processes

Near-zero Emissions

Fundamentals & Methods


Institut für Technische Verbrennung
RWTH Aachen University
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  • 26.Oct-6.Nov 2020                                                                                                                        Raik Hesse, Dr. Chaimae Bariki, and principal investigator Dr. Joachim Beeckmann had a research stay at the ‘center of applied space technology and microgravity’ (ZARM) in Bremen.
  • 16-25. Sept 2020
    Dr. Joachim Beeckmann participates in the 35th DLR Parabolic Flight Campaign
  • 08. July 2020
    Publication of position paper: "Energiewende: verlässlich, machbar, technologieoffen"
  • 19. May 2020
    Prof. Pitsch receives AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award
  • 11. May 2020
    Prof. Alberto Cuoci receives the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researcher
  • 29. April 2020
    Dr. Ren receives Bernard Lewis Fellowship