Head of Institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Aigner, Dr. Wolfgang Meier
The main topics of research and development activities in the Institute of Combustion Technology (VT) are technical combustion processes focused on combustion in gas turbines. The fundamental goal is optimizing gas turbine combustion chambers concerning efficiency, flexibility, reliability and emissions. In addition, new technologies should be developed and achieve marketability in cooperation with industrial partners. A guiding theme of the institute is the bridge spanned from combustion science to combustion technology.
Therefore, about 100 members of staff work in the specialist areas Chemical Kinetics, Computer Simulation, Gas Turbines, Combustion Diagnostics, Multiphase Flow and Alternative Fuels, Chemical Analytics, High-Pressure Experiments and Mass Spectrometry.