Research interests are:

  • Planetary boundary layers, environmental flows, fluid mechanics.
  • Turbulent mixing, shear- and buoyancy-driven flows, entrainment.
  • Clouds, latent heat effects, micro-physical effects.
  • Turbulent reacting flows.
  • Computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, high-performance computing.

Current funded projects:

  • Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and University: Turbulence and large coherent structures in the atmospheric boundary layer: Fundamental aspects for parametrizations of cloud formation and for wind-energy applications.
  • NIC project HHH07 at the J├╝lich Supercomputing Centre: Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Mixing in the Planetary Boundary Layer.

Previous funded projects:

  • DFG priority programme 1881 Turbulent Superstructures: Convection Cells in the Planetary Boundary Layer: Origin and Reduced Modeling.
  • Max Planck Research Group: Turbulent Mixing Processes in the Earth System.
  • DFG priority programme 1276 Metstroem: Analysis and Numerical Simulation of Stratocumulus Clouds.
  • DKRZ project 573 at the German Climate Computing Center: Direct Numerical Simulation of Climate Relevant Cloud Mixing Processes.