Student practical training / Master theses / Diploma theses / Volunteer internship

Development of a numerical model for the simulation of aerosol spread (Id 349)

As part of the CORAERO joint project (Airborne Transmission of SARS Coronavirus - From Fundamental Science to Efficient Air Cleaning Systems) funded by the Helmholtz Association, we are working on scientific issues relating to the formation of virus-laden aerosols, their thermodynamics and propagation in rooms, as well as strategies and technologies to prevent aerosol-borne infections.

In this context, we are looking for a highly motivated student (f/m/d) to work on the development of numerical models for the simulation of dynamic situations. Ideally, the model should reproduce the spread of exhaled aerosols while a person walks. An immersed boundary method is available in the group and will be further developed.

Institute: Institute of Fluid Dynamics

Contact: Dr. Lecrivain, Gregory, Cavagnola, Marco Alejandro


  • General interest in fluid mechanics
  • Preliminary experience in code development (c++) is desirable
  • Good written and oral communication skills in either English or German


  • Either an immediate start or a start in 2023 is possible
  • Duration of the internship is anticipated to be 6 months but can be modified according to study regulations
  • Remuneration according to HZDR internal regulations

Online application

Please apply online: english / german