Professor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Egbers

Lehrgebäude 3A, Raum 130
T +49 (0) 355 69 4868
christoph.egbers(at)b-tu.de

Curriculum Vitae

  • born 1963 in Münster / Westfalen, Germany,
  • married with Dipl.-Met. Melanie Coldewey-Egbers,
  • 2 daughters (Hanna, Frauke), 1 son (Jan)

Professional Preparation

10/82 - 3/89
Diploma thesis (1989), University of HannoverStudy of Mechanical Engineering

5/89 - 1/94
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bremen, ZARM ("summa cum laude") Dissertation title: On instabilities in spherical Couette flow

2/94 - 6/00
Scientific Assistant, University of Bremen, ZARM

Appointments

5/89 - 1/94
Ph.D. student at ZARM, University of Bremen

2/94 - 6/00
Scientific Assistent, ZARM, University of Bremen
Head of working group "Rotating Fluids" at ZARMLecturer: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bremen

7/00 - now
Head of Department for Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Brandenburg University of Technology, BTU Cottbus

5/02 - 12/13
Head of Institute of Traffic Engineering, BTU Cottbus

12/02 - 12/12
Member of the Academic Senat of BTU Cottbus

SS2008
Guest-Professor "Fluid mechanics", Université LeHavre, LOMC, CNRS

Awards

2005-2009
Member of the Scientific Board of the Brandenburg Government

2012
German-wide award: 365 Orte im Land der Ideen "Geoflow"

2014
Best paper 2013, Award (Fluid Dyn. Res. 45, 19pp., 2013)
Koch, S., Harlander, U., Egbers, Ch., Hollerbach, R., 2013, Inertial waves in a spherical shell induced by librations of the inner sphere: experimental and numerical results

2016
Best Book Award: Futterer, B., Yoshikawa, H., Mutabazi, I., Egbers, Ch., 2015, Facilities to alter weight - Electric Fields Generation and Applications of Extra-Terrestrial Environments on Earth, River Publishers, Aalborg, Daniel Beysens, Jacobus van Loon, S. 91-100, ISBN 978-87-93237-53-7

Memberships/Chairman

2016-2019

Member of DFG Review Board “Fluid Mechanics” (Fachkollegium 403/404)

2017-2018
Member of DFG Review Board of “Excellence Initiative”

since 2017
Member of Advisory Board of DEKOMECH

2014-2019
Member of Advisory Board of GAMM e.V.

since 2016
Director of DFG Core Facility Center “Physics of Rotating Fluids”, BTU

2013-2020
CNRS-co-operation contract “Laboratory International Association: Instabilities in stratified and rotating fluids, LIA-Istrof”, between BTU, Univ. LeHavre, Univ. Aix-Marseille

2012-2017
Member of EU-Excellence-Network EUHit (European High Performance Infrastructures in Turbulence)

2016
Organizer of 19th “Int. Taylor-Couette Workshop”, ICTW, BTU

2015
Organizer of the 24th GALA-Annual Meeting, BTU

since 2012
Member of Advisory Board of GALA e.V.

since 2011
Director of BTU-wide Research Center CFTMM (Center for Flow phenomena, Transport, Modelling & Measurement)

2010-2017
Chair of Research Training Group DFG FOR 1182 “Transport properties and flow pattern of turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard-, Taylor-Couette- and pipe flows”

2010
Organizer of the 18th GALA-Annual Meeting, BTU

since 2006
Member of Editorial Board of Journal “Technische Mechanik”

2005
Organizer of the GAMM 2005 session “Viscous Flows”, Luxembourg

2005
Organizer of the 13th GALA-Annual Meeting, BTU

2004
Organizer of the 4th Int. Summer School of Supercomputational Fluid Dynamics, Helmholtz- (HISP) Summer School, Potsdam

Since 2000
Co-ordinator (PI) of European ESA-project “GEOFLOW” (Head of Topical Team) for preparation in the Fluid Science Laboratory of ISS

2000-2014
Member of Editorial Board of Journal “Microgravity, Science & Technology”

1999
Organizer of the „11th International Couette-Taylor Workshop“, University of Bremen

1998
Member of the Scientific Board for the „GAMM-Jahrestagung 1998“, University of Bremen

Since 1994
Member of DPG, GAMM, VDI, ELGRA, DGLR, EUROMECH

Since 1994
Referee for the following journals:

  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Physics of Fluids
  • Experiments in Fluids
  • Archive of Applied Mechanics (AAM)
  • Microgravity, Science & Technology
  • Measurement, Science & Technology
  • Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
  • International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids

Important Publications 2013-2018

  1. Merbold, S., Brauckmann, H.J. & Egbers, Ch., 2013, Torque measurements and numerical determination in differentially rotating wide gap Taylor-Couette flow, Phys. Rev. E 87, 023014
  2. Futterer, B., Krebs, A., Plesa, A.-C., Zaussinger, F., Hollerbach, R., Breuer, D., Egbers, Ch., 2013, Sheet-like and plume-like thermal flow in a spherical convection experiment performed under microgravity, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 735, pp. 647-683 , Cambridge University Press 2013, doi:10.1017/jfm.2013.507,  http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A90qDBhx
  3. König, F., Zanoun, E-S., Öngüner, E., Egbers, Ch., 2014, The CoLaPipe - The new Cottbus large pipe test facility at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 075115 (2014),  http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/rsi/85/7/10.1063/1.4884717
  4. Klein, M., Seelig, T., Kurgansky, M. V., Ghasemi V., A., Borcia, I.-D., Will, A., Schaller, E., Egbers, Ch., Harlander, U., 2014, Inertial wave excitation and focusing in a liquid bounded by a frustum and a cylinder, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 751, pp. 255-297, doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.304, 2014
  5. Hoff, M., Harlander, U., Egbers, Ch., 2016, Experimental survey of linear and nonlinear inertial waves and wave instabilities in a spherical shell, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 789, pp. 589-616
  6. van der Veen, R., Huisman, S., Merbold, S., Harlander, U., Egbers, Ch., Lohse, D., Sun, Ch., 2016, Taylor-Couette turbulence at radius ratio η=0.5: scaling, flow structures and plumes, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 799, pp. 334-351, doi:10.1017/jfm.2016.352
  7. Travnikov, V., Zaussinger, F., Beltrame, Ph. & Egbers, Ch., 2017, Influence of the temperature-dependent viscosity on convective flows in the radial force field. Phys. Rev. E, 96(2),
  8. Froitzheim, A, Merbold, S, Egbers, Ch, 2017, Velocity profiles, flow structures and scalings in a wide gap turbulent Taylor-Couette flow, J. Fluid. Mech., Vol. 831, 330-357.
  9. Rüdiger, G., Seelig, T., Schultz, M., Gellert, M., Egbers, Ch., U. Harlander, U., 2017, The stratorotational instability of Taylor-Couette flows with moderate Reynolds numbers, Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 111, Issue 6, pages 1-19, Taylor & Francis online DOI 10.1080/03091929.2017.1382487
  10. Zaussinger, F., Haun, P., Neben, M., Seelig, T., Travnikov, V., Egbers, Ch., Yoshikawa, H. & Mutabazi, I.,  2018: Dielectrically driven convection in spherical gap geometry, Phys. Rev. Fluids 3, 093501, American Physical Society, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.093501