Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2002
    Studied chemical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2002 – 2003
    Diplom thesis undertaken at the Turbulence Research Lab, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • 2003 – 2007
    Lecturer in the Department of Fluid Mechanics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • 2007
    Doctorate

  • 2007 – 2008
    JSPS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, Japan

  • Since 2008
    Co-coordinator of the "Drag and Circulation Control" research section within the "Smart Interfaces" excellence cluster at Darmstadt University of Technology

  • 2010 – 2012
    Director of an Emmy Noether research group in the field of flow control

  • Since 2012
    Professor (W3), Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Selected publications

  • Frohnapfel, B., Hasegawa, Y., Quadrio, M. (2012): Money versus Time: Evaluation of Flow Control in Terms of Energy Consumption and Convenience. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 700: 406–418.

  • Jovanović, J., Frohnapfel, B., Srikantharajah, R., Jovanović, D., Lienhart, H., Delgado, A. (2011): Microflow-based control of near-wall fluctuations for large viscous drag reduction. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, DOI: 10.1007/s 10404–011–0842–1.

  • Frohnapfel, B., Hasegawa, Y., Kasagi, N.: Friction drag reduction through damping of the near-wall spanwise velocity component. In: Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 31, 2010. S. 434–444.

  • Frohnapfel, B., Lammers, P., Jovanović, J., Durst, F. (2007): Interpretation of the mechanism associated with turbulent drag reduction in terms of anisotropy invariants, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 577: 457–466.

  • Ewing, D., Frohnapfel, B., George, W.K., Pedersen, J.M., Westerweel, J. (2007): Two-point similarity in the round jet, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 577: 309–330.


Selected projects

  • Director of an Emmy Noether research group in the field of flow control, since 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate Editor of ASME Applied Mechanics Review

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Presentation techniques, moderating


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