Volker Gümmer

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


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Professor Gümmer’s research interests encompass the aerodynamic optimization of compressors and turbines, the development of technology for future propulsion systems, innovation in design concepts for gas turbine components and systems, and concepts of novel heat exchange architectures for small and large gas turbines.

Professor Gümmer received the diploma degree at the TU Braunschweig in 1991, after which he became a development engineer at BMW Rolls-Royce, just founded at that time and adopted into the Rolls-Royce corporation in 2000. During this time he has actively driven research in the field of turbomachinery and in 1999 completed his doctorate degree at the TU Munich on the subject of sweep and dihedral in axial compressor aerofoils. Professor Gümmer was, inter alia, involved in the development of the aero engines V2500 Select, BR725 and TP400 brought to the international aviation market. Professor Gümmer held a range of technical management positions at Rolls-Royce Germany, the most recent being “Chief of CFD Methods and Aerothermal Technology” and “Associate Fellow for Compression Systems”. In 2016 he was appointed to the Chair of Turbomachinery and Flight Propulsion at TUM.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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