Dr.-Ing. Matthias Meinke

Institute of Aerodynamics
RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

1979 - 1986 Study of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University

1982 - 1983 Study at the Desert Research Institute of Nevada, USA

1986 Diploma Thesis “Computation of Viscid Flows”

1987 - 1988 Military Service

1988 - 1993 PhD Study at the Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University

1993 Dissertation: Numerical Solution of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Unsteady Flows with a Multigrid Method

1993 - today Head of the CFD-Department of the Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University

1993 - today Lecturer at RWTH Aachen University: Master and Bachelor Courses in Computational Fluid Dynamics


Memberships and Honors

• Borchers Medal, RWTH Aachen University

• RWTH Aachen University Lecturer

• Member of AIAA, Euromech


Teaching activities at foreign Universities in CFD and Turbulence Modelling

• Korea University, Seoul, Korea

• Al-Farabi University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

• Thai-German Graduate School, Bangkok, ThailandResearch Fields

• Aerodynamics of aircrafts, rockets, wind turbines

• Turbulent Flows, drag reduction, transition

• Aeroacoustics of jets, fans, trailing edge

• Biomedical Flow in the human nasal cavity and lung

• Particulate Flow, particle deposition, particle-turbulence interaction

• Numerical Methods, hierarchical Cartesian meshes, immersed boundaries, level-set meth-ods, multiphysics simulations

• Development of a solver for the simulation of compressible flows, Lattice-Boltzmannmethod, parallelization and dynamic load balancing, automatic mesh generation, moving immersed boundaries


Review activities

• European Comission

• NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)



• European Conference on Turbomachinery

• Chinese International Turbomachinery Conference

• Computers & Fluids

• Combustion and Flame



• 171 Journal Articles

• 108 Conference Papers

• h-index: 39