ISROMAC 17 & ISIMet 2
Invited speaker - plenary session


Christian Willert
Head of the Department of Engine Measurement Technique
Institute of Propulsion Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany


Christian Willert heads the Department of Engine Measurement Technique at the Institute of Propulsion Technology of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). He received his BS degree in Applied Science from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Subsequent graduate work in experimental fluid mechanics at UCSD led to the development of several non-intrusive measurement techniques for application in water (particle tracing, 3-D particle tracking, digital particle image velocimetry) After receiving his Ph.D. he assumed a post-doctoral position at the Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT). In 1994, he joined DLR Goettingen's measurement sciences group as part of an exchange program between Caltech and DLR where he was strongly involved in the development of PIV for application in large scale industrial wind tunnels. With the move to the DLR Institute of Propulsion Technology in 1997 his focus shifted toward the development and application of optical velocimetry techniques in turbomachinery, with emphasis on PIV, planar Doppler Velocimetry (PDV), endoscopic imaging and flow visualization techniques. At the institute his department is devoted to continually developing and applying a wide variety of laser-optical velocimetry and spectroscopic techniques to compressors, turbines and high-pressure combustion facilities, both for in-house clients and industrial partners


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