Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian J. Kähler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian J. Kähler
LRT 7 - Institut für Strömungsmechanik und Aerodynamik
Building 37, Room 1157
+49 (0)89 6004 2145
christian.kaehler@unibw.de

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Christian J. Kähler

Christian J. Kähler received his Physics Diplom Degree from the Technical University Clausthal in 1997, his PhD in Physics from the Georg August University of Göttingen in 2004 and his Habilitation from the Technical University in Brunswick in 2008. From 1996 to 2001 Dr. Kähler worked at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Göttingen (Dr. Kompenhans), during which he had research stays at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1996 (Prof. Adrian) and at Caltech in 1998 (Prof. Gharib). From 2001 to 2008 he was the head of the research group on Flow Control and Measuring Techniques at the Technical University Brunswick (Prof. Radespiel). He then became Professor for Fluid Dynamics and was appointed director of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics of the University at der Bundeswehr Muenchen in 2008. In 2012, he was offered an Einstein professorship for Aerodynamics at the Technical University Berlin (declined) and in 2017 the Technical University Darmstadt offered him to become head of the chair of Fluid Mechanics (declined). His research covers a broad range of topics involving the development of optical measurement techniques on the micro and macro scale in order to further investigate complex phenomenon in microuidics and turbulent ows at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic conditions. He is an associate editor of Experiments in Fluids (Springer Nature), an editorial advisory board member of Flow, Turbulence and Combustion (Springer Nature) and editorial board member of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters (Elsevier) and a Steering committee member and organizer of the International PIV Challenge (2001 Göttingen, 2003 Busan, 2005 Pasadena, 2014 Lisbon).