A new generation of doctoral candidates joins STFS


From left to right: Roberto Lange, Isaac Farias, Max Schneider, Antje Vahl

Between February and April 2024, 5 STFS members (Hannes Böttler, Magnus Kircher, Hanna Reinhardt, Robert Schmitz, Matthias Steinhausen) will complete their doctoral programs. New graduate students have also joined the institute.

End of 2023, Roberto Isaac Farias Vazquez, Roberto Lange, and Max Schneider have started as doctoral students, and in March 2024, Antje Vahl will join us. A warm welcome!

Roberto was born in Brazil and holds a degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Espirito Santo and a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is a first-generation academic. Before joining Technische Universität Darmstadt, he worked for 4.5 years at Wikki Brasil in Rio de Janeiro as a CFD engineer and OpenFOAM developer responsible for multiphase and monolithic solvers. He also worked on the coupling of PETSC and CUDA with OpenFOAM.

In Darmstadt, Roberto works on exhaust gas cleaning with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in the Collaborative Research Center CRC 150.

Isaac was born in Mexico and received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 2023, he received his M.Sc. degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he worked on real gas effects on super-knock relevant phenomena. In 2021, he was a visiting research student at KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology).

In Darmstadt, Isaac is working on hydrogen combustion for aircraft engines.

Max received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, his B.Sc. already led to a paper in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. During his Master's studies, he spent a semester at Technische Universität Graz. Since 2023, he holds a double M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Engineering from TU Darmstadt. Max works on hydrogen flame wall interaction with effusion cooling.

Antje received her B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt. During her Master's studies, she spent almost a year at Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) Norway and returned for her Master's Thesis on LES of iron dust flames in OpenFOAM. She is a Clean Circles direct-track scholarship holder. She will continue to work on solid fuel combustion.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hasse

It is my pleasure to lead such a strong and diverse team.

Christian Hasse