Prof. Dr.

André Thess

Senior Participating Researcher
Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage
Chair of Energy Storage


+49 711 685-62661


Pfaffenwaldring 31
70569 Stuttgart

Academic Education and Scientific Qualification

  • 27.11.2000     Ph.D.  in Applied Physics, Technical University of Eindhoven (NL) Supervisor: M.E.H. van Dongen
  • 1996-2000     Research and teaching assistant, Institute of Gas Dynamics, Technical University of Eindhoven (NL)
  • 1989-1994     Aerospace Engineering (magna cum laude), University of Naples (I) “Federico II”

Professional Career

since 2012     Senior Lecturer (Akademische Oberrätin), Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics, University of

2001-2012     Lecturer (Akademische Rätin) and assistant professor, Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics,
                     University of Stuttgart

2001             Visiting Scholar at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA

1994-1996    Graduate Research Associate, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Groningen (NL)

  • 2018: Member of the Technical Committee of the 14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Chicago, USA
  • 2018: Member of the Program Committee of the International Workshop on Space Propulsion (IWSP 2018) Harbin, China.
  • Since 2014: Member of the ILASS Scientific Committee for the annual European Conference on Liquid Atomization & Spray Systems (ILASS)
  • Since 2016: Member of the B.Sc.-Selection Committee of the University of Stuttgart
  • 2015: Mentors for female engineering students in the framework of the Junior Mentoring Tandem Program (Jumeta), University of Stuttgart
  • 2008-2010: Member of Search Committees for Professorial Appointments, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Since 2010: Equal opportunities officer for the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR75 “Droplet dynamics under extreme ambient conditions”
  • Since 2005: Reviewer for various national funding organizations in EU (DFG, NWO, FOM, ANR, GACR)
  • 2002-2004: Equal opportunities officer for the faculty of Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy, University of Stuttgart
  • Since 2010: Member of the Selection Committee of the Elite Study Programme – Simulation Technology
  • Since 2001: Reviewer for > 15 intl. Journals

2009     Invited Lecturer at Von Karman Institute, Liquid Fragmentation in High Speed Flows, Belgium

2005     Awards from the Elite Support Program for Postdoctoral Fellows, Federal Foundation Baden Württemberg

1995     Fellowship, International Space University

1994     Research Fellowship from the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

[1]        X. Luo, G. Lamanna, A.P.C. Holten, M.E.H. van Dongen: Effects of homogeneous condensation in compressible flows: Ludwieg tube experiments and simulations; Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 572, pp. 339 – 366 (2007)                                                                  

[2]        I. Stotz, G. Lamanna, H. Hettrich, B. Weigand and J. Steelant: Design of a Double Diaphragm Shock Tube for Fluid Disintegration Studies; Review of Scientific Instruments, 79, 125106 (9 pages), (2008)

[3]        G. Lamanna, H. Kamoun, B. Weigand, J. Steelant: Towards a unified treatment of fully flashing sprays; Int. J. Multiphase Flow, Vol. 58, pp. 168 – 184 (2014)

[4]        F.J. Förster, S. Baab, G. Lamanna, B. Weigand: Temperature and Velocity Determination of Shock-Heated Flows with Non-Resonant Heterodyne Laser-Induced Thermal Acoustics; Appl. Phys. B 121, pp. 235 – 248 (2015)                                                                         

[5]        S. Baab, F.J. Förster, G. Lamanna, B. Weigand: Speed of sound measurements and mixing characterization of underexpanded fuel jets with supercritical reservoir condition using laser‑induced thermal acoustics; Exp. Fluids 57:172 (2016)                                            

[6]        G. Lamanna, H. Kamoun, B. Weigand, C. Manfletti, A. Rees, J. Sender, M. Oschwald, J. Steelant: Flashing behaviour of rocket engines propellants; Atomization and Sprays, 25 (10), pp. 837– 856 (2015)

[7|        S. Baab, G. Lamanna, B. Weigand: Two-phase disintegration of high-pressure retrograde fluid jets at near-critical injection temperature discharged into a subcritical pressure atmosphere; Int. J. Multiphase Flow, Vol. 107, pp. 116 – 130 (2018)                                                          

[8]        S.Baab, C. Steinhausen, G. Lamanna, B. Weigand, F.J. Förster, A quantitative speed of sound database for multi-component jet mixing at high pressure, Fuel, Vol. 233, pp. 918-925, (2018)                                            

[9]        G. Lamanna, C. Steinhausen, B. Weigand, A. Preusche, B. Bork, A. Dreizler, R. Stierle, J. Groß, On the importance of non-equilibrium models for describing the coupling of heat and mass transfer at high pressure, Int. Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 98,  pp. 49 – 58 (2018)

[10]      A Geppert, A Terzis, G Lamanna, M Marengo, B Weigand: A benchmark study for the crown-type splashing dynamics of one-and two-component droplet wall–film interactions; Experiments in Fluids, Volume 58, Issue 12, pp. 172 (2017)

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