Prof. Dr. Dragan Kožulović

has held the professorship of Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery at the Department of Aerospace Engineering since April 2022.

After studying mechanical engineering at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Prof. Kožulović worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Propulsion Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne. His area of responsibility there was the development of a method for computational fluid dynamics, and this is also the field in which he earned his doctorate at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2007. Subsequently, he accepted the offer of a junior professorship at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2008 and the offer of a professorship at HAW Hamburg in 2013, where he worked on the aerodynamics of highly efficient engine components.

Dragan Kožulović researches and teaches in the field of flight propulsion and turbomachinery. His research focuses on both disruptive approaches such as hybrid-electric propulsion systems and ecofriendly fuels, as well as on the advancement of conventional flight propulsion such as geared turbofans. Important aspects here are the aerodynamic design of highly efficient engine components and the development of computational simulations for accurate prediction of engine air flows. The infrastructure of the Institute of Jet Propulsion provides an excellent basis for these investigations, in particular two large test rigs, a high-speed cascade wind tunnel and a full engine test facility.

Prof. Kožulović publishes his research results in international journals and on conferences and is also involved in their organization. Furthermore, he has contributed to the establishment of structures for international student exchange and was involved in the selection committees for young scientists' awards. Dragan Kožulović has also established himself as a valued contact partner for the national press on the subject of hydrogen-powered aircraft.



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