Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Lars Zigan

Institute of Thermodynamics
University of the Bundeswehr Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg, Germany
Tel: +49 89 6004-2128

Professor Lars Zigan is a member of the SPACE Research Center and holds the Professorship of Energy Transformation in Aerospace Engineering at the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Teaching and research at the Professorship of Energy Transformation at the Institute of Thermodynamics focuses on power engineering issues in the fields of thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer, with a particular focus on the development and use of optical measurement techniques. These are mainly laser-based imaging measurement techniques for the simultaneous determination of temperature, concentration and velocity fields in reactive flows.

The works’ central themes are efficiency enhancement and reduction of CO 2 and pollutant emissions from processes of energy and drive technology. They focus on the synthesis and use of alternative energy sources such as hydrogen and hydrogen carriers as well as synthetic and biogenic liquid fuels. Other focus areas are the analysis of spray and combustion processes as well as the optimization of cooling in combustion chambers and of electronic components in electrified propulsion systems. Worth mentioning in the field of space flight are fundamental studies under transcritical and supercritical conditions in rocket combustion chambers, with a focus on the optimization of injection, mixture formation and combustion and also on the cooling of combustion chamber walls.

Our professorship is involved in projects of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Bundeswehr Center for Digitalization and Technology Research ( and the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AIF) und also cooperates with several national and international universities and companies.


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