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Thomas Engels (Dr.-Ing.)


+49 (0)30 314 22849 (Tel)
+49 (0)30 314 22638 (Fax)

Office: VWS 118
Post: TU-Berlin, Sekr. MB1
Müller-Breslau-Straße 15
10623 Berlin


Research Interests:

  • Incompressible flows
  • Flapping flight
  • Fourier methods
  • Wavelet adaptive multiresolution techniques


Scientific Contributions

Kolomenskiy, D., Maeda, M., Engels, T., Liu, H., Schneider, K. and Nave, J.-C. (2016). Aerodynamic ground effect in fruitfly sized insect takeoff. PLoS ONE, e0152072.

Kolomenskiy, D., Ravi, S., Takabayashi, T., Ikeda, T., Ueyama, K., Engels, T., Fisher, A., Tanaka, H., Schneider, K., Sesterhenn, J. and Liu, H. (2016). Added costs of insect-scale flapping flight in unsteady airflows. J. R. Soc. Interface

Ravi, S., Kolomenskiy, D., Engels, T., Schneider, K., Wang, C., Sesterhenn, J. and Liu, H. (2016). Bumblebee minimize control challenges by combining active and passive modes in unsteady winds. Sci. Rep., 35043.

Engels, T., Kolomenskiy, D., Schneider, K. and Sesterhenn, J. (2015). Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interaction with the Volume Penalization Method. J. Comput. Phys., 96–115.

Engels, T., Kolomenskiy, D., Schneider, K. and Sesterhenn, J. (2014). A numerical study of vortex-induced drag of Elastic swimmer models. Proceedings 6th International Symposium on Aero-aqua Bio-Mechanisms, November 13.-16., Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Personal Information


  • Dissertation (2015): (TU Berlin and Aix-Marseille Université)
    Numerical Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction in Bio-Inspired Propulsion.
  • M.Sc. Université de la Méditerranée (2011)
  • Cand. Ing. RWTH Aachen (2008)

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