Dr. Majid Asli

Research and academic fellow

Lehrgebäude 3A, Room 231
T +49 (0) 355 69 3386
F +49 (0) 355 69 2771

Office hours

By appointment


There are some available B.Sc. and M.Sc. thesis topics. For more information, interested students (not necessarily from BTU) may contact me.

Tasks at the chair
  • Thermal management in hybrid electric propulsion systems
  • Hydrogen-fueled pressure gain combustion
  • Turbomachinery
  • Innovative gas turbine cycles

Since 2022 
Research fellow (Habilitand) at the chair aero-engine design
Institute of Transport Technology,
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Chair of Fluid Dynamics, Technical University of Berlin
Dissertation topic: Turbine design development for pressure gain combustion engines

M.Sc., Amirkabir University of Technology
Thesis topic: Part load remedies in multistage axial flow compressors

B.Sc., Amirkabir University of Technology
Thesis topic: Sensitivity analysis of a centrifugal flow compressor using a linearization method

Other academic activities

  • Reviewer for different journals and conferences such as Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, AIAA Journal, Energy, Energies, Aerospace, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, TurboExpo2018-2023, EASN2023
  • Session organizer and chair at TurboExpo2023, TurboExpo2024, IGTC2023


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), European Turbine Network (ETN), Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society (AFMS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)


Selected Publications:

▪  M. Asli, P. König, D. Sharma, E. Pontika, J. Huete, K.R. Konda, A. Mathiazhagan, T. Xie, K. Höschler, P. Laskaridis, "Thermal management challenges in hybrid-electric propulsion aircraft", Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 144, 100967, January 2024.

▪ D. Kim, M. Asli, and K. Höschler, “On the Potentials of the Integration of Pressure Gain Combustion with a Hybrid Electric Propulsion System,” Aerospace, vol. 10, no. 8, p. 710, Aug. 2023.

▪ M. Asli, P. Stathopoulos “An optimization methodology for turbines driven by pulsed detonation combustors”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, November 2022; 144(11): 111004.

▪ R. Klopsch, N. Garan, M. Bohon, E. Bach, M. Asli, and P. Stathopoulos “2D Euler modeling of rotating detonation combustion in preparation for turbomachinery matching”, in AIAA 2022-0836. AIAA SCITECH Forum, 2022.

▪ M. Asli, N. Garan, N. Neumann, P. Stathopoulos “A robust one-dimensional approach for the performance evaluation of turbines driven by pulsed detonation combustion”, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, 2021,248,114784.

▪ N. Neumann, M. Asli, N. Garan, D. Peitsch, P. Stathopoulos “A fast approach for unsteady compressor performance simulation under boundary condition caused by pressure gain combustion”, Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, (2021),117223.

▪ M. Asli, P. Stathopoulos, C. O. Paschereit, “Aerodynamic investigation of guide vane configurations downstream a rotating detonation combustor”, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2021, 143(6): 061011.

▪ M. Asli, P. Stathopoulos, C. O. Paschereit, “Effect of Blade Setting Angle on Damping Role of Turbine Guide Vanes Downstream an RDC” in International Gas Turbine Society (IGTC2019) Tokyo, Japan, 2019.

▪ M. Asli, A. M. Tousi, “Performance analysis of axial flow compressor and part load consideration in a gas turbine application”, Journal of Thermal Science & Technology, Vol. 8 No.3, pp. 476-487.



* Dongsuk Kim, M.Sc. thesis "On the potentials of pressure gain combustion engines in hybrid electric propulsion aviation," (from TU Berlin, 2023).

* Mosaab Mhgoub,  M.Sc. thesis "Turbine optimization for H2 driven rotating detonation combustion," (from TU Berlin, 2022-2024).

* Hussein Nassar, M.Sc. thesis, "On the damping role of a bumpy leading-edge turbine guide vane downstream a rotating detonation combustor," (from TU Berlin). 

* Mahdi Shabani, M.Sc. thesis, "Numerical study of a plenum in a PDC-turbine configuration," (from TU Berlin,2022-2023).

*Jeffrey Hänsel, Student project, "Assessing the Battery Cooling Technologies for Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Aircraft" (2023).

* Harikrishnan Radhakrishnam, HiWi, assisting with the teaching activities (2024).  

* Mahmoud Nazirizad, HiWi, assisting with the teaching activities (2024).  

* Krishna Rana, HiWi, assisting with the teaching activities (2023).  

* Siddharth Patkar, Intern, "Effect of leading-edge protuberances on a transonic axial compressor performance" (2022).