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Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Leichtfuß
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Leichtfuss is the General Manager of Turbo Science GmbH. Throughout his career, he has developed a unique set of skills specializing in the numerical design of aerodynamic and structural turbomachinery engineering problems.
His research at the Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion at the Technische Universität Darmstadt focused on aerodynamic interactions between fluid and structural components of a jet engine compressor. In addition to numerical design, he has been closely involved in turbomachinery test rig development and their subsequent operation. He is currently the leader of the Turbocharger Research Group at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and conducts computational optimization analysis of small gas turbines.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Peter Schiffer
Professor Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Peter Schiffer is the Scientific Director at Turbo Science GmbH. Prior to his appointment as head of the Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, he held a managing position in the Combustion Chamber and Turbine departments at Rolls Royce. At present, in addition, to his position as head of the Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion, Prof. Dr. Schiffer is also the director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers: "Combustor and Turbine Aerothermal Interaction".
He is a highly-respected expert in the areas of thermodynamic cycle optimization, compressor and turbine aerodynamics, as well as cooling techniques for components under high thermal loads.
Tobias Dielenschneider, M.Sc.
Tobias Dielenschneider works as testing engineer for Turbo Science GmbH since October 2017. His responsibilities include design and experimental support of the turbocharger test stand at Technical University of Darmstadt, as well as the investigation of rotordynamic phenomena of automotive turbochargers.
Marcel Frischkorn, M.Sc.
Marcel Frischkorn works as a development and computational engineer for Turbo Science GmbH since November 2018. His responsibilities include the numerical investigation of diverse fluid mechanical problems in turbomachines.
Christian Kunkel, M.Sc.
Christian Kunkel works as a development engineer for Turbo Science GmbH since April 2021. His responsibilities include the technical design and the engineering of test rigs and test rig components in the field of compressor development. During his research at the Institute of Gas Turbines and Aerospace Propulsion at the Technische Universität Darmstadt he successfully built and commissioned a test rig for transonic axial compressor stages and was able to conduct a detailed measurement campaign for the investigation of a one and a half stage transonic compressor.
Thomas Schatz, M.Sc.
Thomas Schatz works as a development engineer for Turbo Science GmbH since November 2019. His responsibilities include the calibration of multi-hole probes as well as design studies and the implementation of test benches in the field of compressor technologies.