Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Weber

Professorship for Process Energy and Operational Energy Management
NameProf. Dr.–Ing. Roman Weber
AddressInstitute for Energy Process Engineering and Fuel Technology
Room 314
Agricolastr. 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Phone+49 (0) 5323/72 2034
Sec.+49 (0) 5323/72 2033
Fax+49 (0) 5323/72 3155


Academic career
Graduation 1975M.Sc. in chemical engineering,
Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland
1980Ph.D. in fluid mechanics, A mathematical model of a turbulent gaseous flame in an enclosure,
Silesian University of Technology (Gliwice, Poland)
1981-1985Research Associate (Post-Doc) at the University of Sheeld (England)
Research Engineer at Hotwork International (Dewbury, England)
1985-2001Managing Director of Research,
later Director of Research for the International Flame Research Foundation (Ijmuiden, Netherlands)
seit 2001C4-Professor at the IEVB,
TU Clausthal
seit 2003Managing Director of the IEVB,
TU Clausthal


Teaching duties
  • Lectures:
    • Heat Transfer and Advanced Heat Transfer
    • Combustion Technology
    • High Temperature Processes
    • Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Introduction in Process Technology, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection Technology
  • Basic and advanced internships for students studying process engineering, chemical engineering, energy system technology, environmental protection technology
  • Supervision for student research projects, (Diploma) thesis and dissertation concerning combustion, heat transfer and mathematical modelling
 Research topics
  • General direction: Environmentally friendly combustion, heat transfer, and the power industry. Experimental work includes the development and application of laser-based measurement techniques for operation in furnaces, different methods of characterizing fuel, and new combustion technologies. The theoretical developments concern numerical flow simulation (computational fluid dynamics - CFD), combustion chemistry, and heat transfer problems. Most of the research and development are related to problems or improvements for the energy-producing industry and the steel and cement industries.
  • Mathematical models based on CFD: The task is to develop models that enable us to predict turbulent flows occurring during chemical reactions. The models are used in various industrial processes in the energy using and chemical industries.
  • Collection of data to validate mathematical models: performing experiments (laser-based and conventional measurement techniques) in order to verify the established mathematical models available with the most accurate data allowable.
  • MILD combustion: ``Moderate and Intense Low-oxygen Dilution'' (MILD) combustion is a new, revolutionary combustion technology that can greatly help to reduced fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. To study this process, experimental and theoretical investigations are carried out.
Special Awards and Achievements
  • 1976: First prize in a national comparison of (Diplom) theses (Poland)
  • 1994: ASME Best Technical Paper Award (USA)
  • 1995: Lubbock-Sambrook Award at the Institute of Energy (England)
  • since 2002: listed in ``Who's Who in the World'' and ``Who's Who in Germany''
  • 2007: ASME George Westinghouse Gold Medal (USA)
  • 2008: Honorary Professor at the Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (China)
Member at scientific associations / Editorial Boards
  • Member at Combustion Institute
  • Member at American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Combustion Science and Technology (1997-2007)
  • Journal of the Energy Institute (since 1998)
  • IFRF Combustion Journal (since 1992)
  •  Combustion Institute Symposium Committee (since 1990)
  • Archivum Combustionis (since 2000)
  • International Studies in Science and Engineering (since 2002)
  • Member of the Faculty Council for Energy and Business Sciences (since 2005)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of CUTEC GmbH (since 2012)
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