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As part of our scientific work, the ITS is regularly attends at major international conferences to present new research findings. In addition to presenting our own results, the main focus is on exchanging ideas with and receiving feedback from scientists from research institutions around the world. We would like to share our insights into these conference visits, as well as general news, awards and other exciting events with you here.

Ski seminar 2024

From January 20 to 23, 2024, the ITS ski seminar took place again in Gaschurn in Montafon in wintry, cold but sunny weather. For the first time after a five-year interruption due to the coronavirus pandemic, 22 former and current ITS employees traveled to the Hotel Saladina.

Visit of the RDK Karlsruhe 2024

Together with interested students from our lectures, we visited the Rhein-Hafen-Dampfkraftwerk (RDK) in Karlsruhe on 15.01.2024. The regular excursion offers the opportunity to gain practical insights into turbomachinery and power plant technology.

COMSOL Conference 2023

Dr.-Ing. Cihan Ates and our Master student Abdallah Alshanawani presented their work "Towards Data-Driven Design of Flow Blurring Atomizer" at the COMSOL Conference 2023 in Munich. Their presentation explores the synergy between machine learning, experiments and CFD and how these components can be used to uncover the momentum transfer mechanism underlying atomization.

DLRK 2023 - Wolfgang Heilmann Prize

At the German Aerospace Congress 2023 from September 19-21 in Stuttgart, M.Sc. Markus Wicker was awarded the Wolfgang Heilmann Prize by MTU Aero Engines AG for his master's thesis.

Neue Lehrveranstaltung: „Boosting the Modern Energy Landscape via Turbo Machines & Machine Learning“

In WS2023/24, the new lecture "Boosting the Modern Energy Landscape via Turbo Machines & Machine Learning" will start at ITS. In this lecture + practical part, students acquire knowledge in the field of radial machines as well as an introduction to selected methods of artificial intelligence.

Cactus Cup 2023

After a three-year CoViD break, the interfaculty, interinstitutional soccer tournament is back. The ITS achieved a great 3rd place in the Kaktus Cup with a great team performance.


Welcome to the Institute of Thermal Fluid Machinery

We, the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery (ITS), conduct research in leading edge and innovative technical challenges in the field of aircraft engines and gas turbines as well as hydraulic turbomachinery. In cooperation with leading engine and gas turbine manufacturers, our work focuses on increasing efficiency, environmental friendliness and safety. In cooperation with a wide range of industry and research partners, we create the link between university teaching and industrial application. As a graduate student or student trainee, you will gain experience in both applied and fundamental research with a focus on experimental/measurement and numerical topics. We create the basis for this through exciting lectures, practical courses and excursions, during which we give you insights into application areas of classical mechanical engineering under extreme environmental and boundary conditions.


Components of the combustion chamber, the turbine and the secondary air system of turbomachinery are examined in more detail.


We train students in the field of turbomachinery and offer exciting internships and excursions.


Experiments and numerical methods are used to analyze physical effects.