I earned my Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Graz University of Technology (Dr.techn. in 2019) under the supervision of Prof. Radl. My focus in my Ph.D. was on the numerical simulation of reactive multiphase flows. Currently, I am working as a postdoc in the simulation science group of Professor Stefan Radl. Before joining TU-Graz in August 2016, I collaborated with the Technical University of Berlin to investigate the reactor performance in oxidative coupling of methane using CFD tools. In my free time, I enjoy reading about the history of science, gardening, and playing volleyball!
I am interested in developing science-based simulations that span a broad range of scales and apply them to accelerate industrial technology development. Specifically, I develop and use lumped-capacitance models to analyze the hydrodynamics, heat, and mass transfer characteristics from a process engineering perspective. Moreover, I develop and use CFD and CFD/DEM tools to investigate transport phenomena in various areas: coupled heat and mass transfer, granular flows, multiphase reactor design, phase change, and heat transfer in dense suspensions like fluidized beds and microfluidic reactors. Typical applications of this research include the Steel industry, Cleanrooms, Food, and Chemical industries. My broader aim is to develop simulation tools to be deployed in chemical industries to solve operational challenges in plants in the concept of digital twins.