Mohri Group - Tomography

Welcome to the tomography group!

The focus of our work is the development and application of tomographic techniques in energy- and process-technology, for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of different modalities. Computed Tomgoraphy (CT) is a mathematical tool that is used for reconstructing a field in 3D, based on projection measurements that are obtained from different angles around the field. The projections, which contain some information about a property within the field could be in the form of emission or transmission data for example. We explore different types of algorithms including the Algebraic Reconstruction Technique (ART), Evolutionary Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Baysian algorithms.
So far we have combined our CT algorithms with emission measurements – mainly flame chemiluminescence images, and most recently with background-oriented schlieren measurements. We develop techniques for both laboratory settings, which are ideal for fundamental studies, and for the more challenging industrial environments where accessibility is almost always limited. We constantly develop and test our algorithms through various applications and phantom studies. A phantom is an exactly known field that can be compared to its reconstruction, allowing for a quantitative analysis of the reconstruction quality. We have followed the strategy of using realistic phantoms that represent the complexity of the fields that we try to reconstruct as well as possible. For this purpose we have often relied on large eddy simulation and direct numerical simulation data. If you would like to find out more about any of our tomography techniques, are interested in applying our techniques to an experiment, or would like to collaborate on innovative combinations of CT with different types of measurements please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to


Girl's day at UDE 2019

Girlsday Photo


Universities and research institutes
Gas und Wärme Institut GWI (Germany)
Georogia Institute of Technology (USA)
Hochschule Darmstadt (Germany)
Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
Newcastle University (UK)
Stanford University (USA)
Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
University of Waterloo (USA)

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
Continental (Germany)


Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. K. Mohri, S. Görs, J. Schoeler, A. Rittler, T. Dreier, C. Schulz and A. Kempf. Instantaneous 3D-imaging of highly turbulent flames using Computed Tomography of Chemiluminescence, Applied Optics 56, 7385-7395 (2017).
  2. S. J. Grauer, A. Unterberger, A. Rittler, K. J. Daun, A. M. Kempf and K. Mohri. Instantaneous 3D flame imaging by backgrounded-orientated schlieren tomography, Combustion and Flame 196, 284 (2018).
  3. S. J. Grauer, A. Unterberger, K. J. Daun, K. Mohri. Demonstration of instantaneous 3D flame reconstruction by background-orientated schlieren tomography. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute - Canadian Section, spring technical meeting, Toronto, Canada (2018).
  4. A. Unterberger, M. Röder, A. Giese, A. Al-Halbouni, A. Kempf and K. Mohri. 3D instantaneous reconstruction of turbulent industrial flames using Computed Tomography of Chemiluminescence (CTC), Journal of Combustion special issue on Coal and Biomass Combustion,doi: (2018). 
  5. A. Unterberger, A. Kempf and K. Mohri. 3D evolutionary reconstruction of scalar fields in the gas-phase. Energies 12:11, doi: (2019).
  6. A. Unterberger, J. Menser, A. Kempf, K. Mohri. Evolutionary camera pose estimation of a multi-camera setup for computed tomography, proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Taipei, Taiwan (2019).
  7. C. T. Foo, A. Unterberger, J. Menser, K. Mohri. Simultaneous multi-colour flame tomography. Submitted to Proceedings of the Combustion Institute on 07.11.2019.
  8. E. Boigne, N. R. Bennett, A. Wang, K. Mohri, M. Ihme. Simultaneous in-situ measurements of gas temperature and pyrolysis of biomass smouldering via X-ray computed tomography. Submitted to Proceedings of the Combustion Institute on 07.11.2019.


Tomo Flame


    Bos Bunsen

Multi-camera Tomography Setup

  Bos Bunsen

Background-Oriented Schlieren Tomography (BOST)

  Mohri Flame Reconstruction Arb

Computed Tomography of Chemiluminescence (CTC)
Reconstruction of the instantaneous 3D chemiluminescence field of a highly turbulent swirl-stabilised flame (equivalence ratio ɸ = 1.0).

Cross-sectional slices of the reconstructed instantaneous 3D chemiluminescence field of the swirl flame (equivalence ratio ɸ = 1.0), at different heights above the burner z normalised by the burner bluff body diameter DT.

Ert Stratified Chemlum Rec

Evolutionary Reconstruction Technique (ERT)