Head of Institute

Dr.-Ing., Universitätsprofessor

Wolfgang Schröder

Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Institute of Aerodynamics

Room: 201

Wüllnerstr. 5a

52062 Aachen

workPhone
Phone: +49 241 80 95410
Fax: +49 241 80 92257

Academic Qualifications

  • 1983: Dipl.-Ing.
  • 1978 - 1983: Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University (Specialization: Fluid Mechanics)

Scientific Degrees

  • 1987:
    Dr.-Ing.
    Dissertation on:
    Numerical integration of the Navier-Stokes equations using the multigrid concept
    Advisor: Prof. E. Krause, Ph.D.

Professional Career

  • 2010 - 2012: Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2004 - 2010: Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • since 1998: Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Director of the Institute of Aerodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
  • 1994 - 1998: Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Braunschweig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 1989 - 1994: German Aerospace AG, Head of Aerothermodynamics, Space Infrastructure, Munich, Germany
  • 1987 - 1989: Postdoc, Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 1983 - 1987: Scientific Assistant in the group of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University

Memberships

  • since 2016: Membre Titulaire der Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace
  • 2013 - 2018: Member of the Strategy Board, RWTH Aachen University
  • since 2008: Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • 2010 - 2016: Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
  • since 2010: Member of the Scientific Board of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing (GCS)
  • since 2004: Member of the Scientific Board of the Hochleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart (HLRS)
  • 2004 - 2015: Treasurer of the European Mechanics Society (EUROMECH)
  • since 2002: Member of the Aeroacoustic Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (ASC/CEAS)
  • 2012 - 2020: Member of the DFG Fachkollegium 404
  • 2017 - 2020: Speaker of the DFG Fachkollegium 404

Editorship

  • Editor-in-Chief: Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Springer Series
  • Associate Editor: European Journal Mechanics – B/Fluids
  • Associate Editor: International Journal of Aeroacoustics
  • International Advisory Board: Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

Awards

  • 2014: Fellow, RWTH Aachen University
  • 2013: Carl Friedrich Gauß Award, Braunschweigische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
  • 1988: Herrmann Reissner Award for Aeronautics, University of Stuttgart
  • 1987: Borchers Medal, RWTH Aachen University