1985 …2024

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Prof. Sattelmayer (b. 1955) explores the thermo-fluid dynamics of reactive systems in connection with power engineering/environmental technology issues and drive engineering. He also researches transport phenomena in single and multi-phase flows.

Prof. Sattelmayer studied at the University of Karlsruhe and did his doctorate there under Prof. S. Wittig (1985). He joined the BBC Corporate Research Center in Dättwil, Switzerland, in 1986. His positions there were project leader for gas turbine combustion (1988), group leader for combustion and heat transmission (1990) and head of the aero- and thermodynamics department (1992). Prof. Sattelmayer was appointed to the Chair of Thermodynamics in 1997 and has been its Director until his retirement in 2021. Prof. Sattelmayer was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of ASME. He was also spokesman of the KW21 (power plants for the 21st century) research initiative for Bavaria. He has authored more than 600 scientific publications and holds approximately 40 patents. He has supervised nearly 150 doctoral students of the TUM since 1997.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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