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Prof. Dr.–Ing. Nikolaos Zarzalis
Bereich Verbrennungstechnik
Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Engler-Bunte-Ring 7
76131 Karlsruhe

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Born on
15. April 1956 in Thessaloniki / Greece
German School in Thessaloniki / Greece
Abitur examination 1974
Degree course
  • Mechanical Engineering, 1974 –1980 University of Karlsruhe (TH)
  • 1986 PhD at the Engler-Bunte-Institute Division of Combustion Technology at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)

  • Subject of doctoral thesis: Computation of the unsteady flow field and flame propagation in the cylinder compartment of a spark ignition engine
    Referees:             Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Leuckel, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hans W. Buggisch
Professional career
1976 – 1979 Tutorial assistant at the Institute of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Karlsruhe
1980 – 1988 Scientific assistant at the Engler-Bunte-Institute at the University of Karlsruhe, Division of Fuel Technology
1988 – 1990 Head of the theoretical department at the Engler-Bunte-Institute at the University of Karlsruhe, Division of Combustion Technology
1990 – 1997 Computational engineer in the ETWV department at MTU, Munich (ETWV=Development, Thermodynamics, Heat technology and Combustion) 
Main activities:
  • Management of the MTU research plan within the TURBOFLAM research project
  • Management of the MTU research plan within the EU research project EURAM/ BRITE
  • Definition and management of the MTU combustion chamber technology program within the Engine-3E technology program
1997 – 1999 Management of the TPAB department at MTU, Munich (TPAB=Engineering, Product design, Aerodynamics, Combustion chambers) The TPAB department was responsible for all R&D combustion chamber programs as well as the combustion chamber components of the power plant programs.
1999 – 2000 Management of the MTR390 power plant program including responsibility for engineering, staffing, deadlines and budgets within MTU, Munich.
1999 Appointment as "Hot gas combustion" consultant within MTU, Munich. As a consultant, I continued to advise the Heat Engineering Department on issues relevant to combustion.
Seit 2001 Professor at the Engler-Bunte-Institute at the University of Karlsruhe, Division of Combustion Engineering
Work on committees
  • 1992 - 1998: Deputy Chairman of the T2.3 COMBUSTION expert committee of the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics (DGLR)
  • 1995 - 2000: Member of the "Gas turbine exhaust emissions" working party of the German Association of Machinery and Plant Manufacturers (VDMA e.V.)
  • Member of the CRAY-TECFLAM project's industry advisory panel
  • Expert for the German Research Foundation's (DFG) focus program "Fluid atomisation and spray processes"
  • Membership of the "Program Subcommittee" of the "Symposium on Combustion", Reviewer since the 23rd "Symposium on Combustion"

Finalist in the 1997 Daimler-Benz Innovation Prize with the topic: "Burners for lean combustion with prevaporisation and premixing of liquid fuel"