Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Höschler

Head of Department

Building 3A, Room 235
T +49 (0) 355 69 4332
F +49 (0) 355 69 2771

Office hours

from 7th april 2015 always on thursday from 8 am to 9.30 am


  • VDI (Association of German Engineers)
  • DGLR (German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • DHV (German Association of University Professors and Lecturers)
  • ASME


1983 – 1990

Study of Mechanical Engineering RWTH Aachen, specialization of turbomachinery and jet propulsion

1990 – 1995

Research fellow at the chair of operating behaviour of jet-propulsion of the Institute of Jet-Propulsion and Turbomachinery of RWTH Aachen, Germany, Prof. Koschel. PhD on modelling of material behaviour and life prediction of turbine discs using unified theories

1996 – 2011

BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH / Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd &Co KG, Dahlewitz, Germany

  • Specialist on thermal analysis and analysis of external fire scenarios of structural components
  • Group leader thermo-mechanics combustor
  • Project team leader on structural components, power transmission, gas mixer and overall engine-statics and -dynamics (WEMM) during derivative development of an existing jet engine
  • Project team leader on in-service support of structural components and power transmission of jet- and turboprop-engines
  • Project chief design engineer of an existing jet-engine family; In-service support, development of a military derivative and extensive cost reduction programs
  • Project chief design engineer during the development of a new turboprop engine within an European consortium

Since 2012

University professor, chair of aero-engine design, Institute of Traffic Engineering, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

2013 - 2020

Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty 3

Since 2017

Head of Institute of Traffic Engineering

Since October 2017

Head of Mechanical Engineering of the university branch of the BTU

Since November 2019

Rolls-Royce UTC director of the BTU

Since March 2020

Member of the Academic Senate of the BTU

Since October 2022

Scientific director of the Center for Hybrid Electric Systems Cottbus,
Central scientific institution (chesco ZWE)

Since November 2023

Head of the master study program 'Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Technology' at the BTU