Current RISE TEAM

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Björn Kniesner

Project management

Area of expertise & main focus

  • Aerospace propulsion systems

  • Thermofluid Mechanics

  • Heat transfer

  • Numerical fluid dynamics simulation

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Florian Gronau

Master of Applied Research in Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Main focus in the project

  • Testbed capable of simultaneously measuring axial and lateral thrust force components

  • Analytical spike contour design

  • Design of fullscale Scorpion and subscal Scorpius engine

  • Experimental evaluation of Thrust Vector Control (TVC) methods

  • Experimental evaluation of spike designs and truncations

  • Website & Logo Design

🚀 since 2019

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Manuel Kullmann

Master of Applied Research in Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Main focus in the project

  • Development of the injection system

  • Additive Manufacturing

🚀 since 2021

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Lukas Noll

Master of Applied Research in Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Main focus in the project

  • Engine cycle optimization

  • Electric pump drives in the engine cycle

  • Website & Logo Design

🚀 since 2021

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Ilker Yasar

Master's thesis

Main focus in the project

  • Injection 3D Simulation

  • Feed System 1D Simulation

🚀 since 2021

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Peter Bauer

Bachelor thesis "Nitrous oxide - ethanol test rig"

Main focus in the project

  • Selection of tanks, pipes, valves for nitrous oxide side with pressurization

  • Safety concept test rig

  • Filling concept test rig

🚀 since 2021

Former, accomplished and longterm RISE TEAM members

Thales Tausendfreund

Thales Tausendfreund

Master's thesis

Main focus in the project

  • Combustion Simulation

🚀 since 2021

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Christian Rettenbeck

Master of Applied Research in Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Main focus in the project

  • Propellants

  • Subscale Scorpion thrust chamber

  • Film cooling

  • Development of the injection system

🚀 since 2019

René Barowski

René Barowski

Master's thesis, employment as student assistant

Main focus in the project

  • Conceptual design of propellant feed system

  • Single- and two-phase fluid flow simulation

  • Nitrous oxide self-pressurization

  • Numerical simulation model build-up

  • Measurement data acquisition program development

2019 🚀 2021

Matthias Brunner

Matthias Brunner

Master's thesis

Main focus in the project

  • Thrust Vector Control CFD Simulation

  • Aerospike Design CFD Simulation

2020 🚀 2021