Center of Smart Interfaces: Thermo-Fluids and Combustion Engineering

Smart Interfaces – Thermo-Fluids and Combustion Engineering

Panta rhei – Everything flows. Fluid flows are encountered everywhere, whether in gas turbines, combustion engines, power generation systems, heat exchangers, pumps or in wind turbines and aircraft. Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion and heat and mass transfer are the scientific disciplines determining the performance of these products.

The research cluster Smart Interfaces – Thermo-Fluids and Combustion Engineering (CSI) pools expertise and emerging technologies at the Technische Universität Darmstadt based on these research fields.

The CSI crosses boundaries of the classical disciplines mechanical engineering, mathematics, materials science, physics and chemistry. Theoretical, numerical, and experimental methods are jointly developed. Processes and products are optimized in collaborative efforts.

CSI research profile


  • 2014/11/21

    Energischer gegen den Klimawandel

    Neuer Sonderforschungsbereich zu effizienten Verbrennungstechnologien

    Höhere Energieeffizienz und eine deutliche Reduzierung des Schadstoffausstoßes bei Verbrennungsprozessen sind wichtige Stellschrauben im Kampf gegen den Klimawandel auf unserem Planeten. Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat zu diesem Themenkomplex die Einrichtung des SFB Transregio TRR 150 bewilligt. weiter

  • 2014/11/01

    Delay of ice formation on soft polymeric surfaces.

    CSI Calendar Image November 2014

    In a recent paper, Dr. Julien Petit and Dr. Elmar Bonaccurso (Experimental Interface Physics) investigate the delay of ice formation on soft polymeric surfaces. When freezing starts, the frost front propagates in a chain reaction from frozen to supercooled condensed water droplets. go


  • 2014/11/19

    Short Course on Atomization and Sprays

    Expertise and state-of-the-art in a compact course format

    On February 23-26, 2015 a short course on Atomization and Sprays is to be held at the Center of Smart Interfaces. 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. go

  • 2014/10/29

    LIDESP 2015: 2nd International Advanced Course On Liquid Interfaces, Drops and Sprays

    Up-to-date knowledge on the physics of drops and sprays – to be held May 19-22, 2015

    After the great success of the First LIDESP Advanced Course in May 2014, the second edition will be held again at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Center of Smart Interfaces from 19th to 22nd May 2015, in collaboration with the DFG Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 75 – Droplet Dynamics under Extreme Ambient Conditions. weiter