Lehrstuhl für Strömungsmaschinen - Chair of Turbomachinery

Scientific Weekend des Lehrstuhls in Paderborn

Discover the Chair of Turbomachinery

We are a young open minded university with

  • motivated people
  • interesting research topics
  • open for new ideas and
  • ready for new challenges.

Please contact us, we are looking forward to hearing and seeing from you. Turbomachines are designed to convert energy in processes operating with fluids such as steam, oxygen, air, nitrogen, water, sewerage water et al. The condition of aggregation of these fluids is gas, liquid or partially solid or a mixture of these.


Students are educated in theory and practice on the fundamentals of turbomachines. In the advanced master courses the detailed design and applications of turbomachines is discussed. The different courses are specialised on the machine type including the basic theory:

  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Compressors
  • Gas turbines
  • Steam turbines

In addition to the courses and laboratory, excursions to turbomachine manufacturers as well as power plant site visits are offered. Internship, master and bachelor thesis are also part of the program of the chair.


The research on turbomachines with numerical and experimental methods is focussed on:

  • Flow in cavities e.g. hot gas ingress in gas turbines
  • Acoustic modes and the interaction with the surrounding structure
  • Prediction of axial thrust
  • Multi-phase and multi component flow e.g. wet compression, sprays

The results of the research shall be used to develop and validate methods and tools to design turbomachines for the future.


Flyer of Faculty of Engineering / Chair of Turbomachinery