Teaching and Education

Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

One of LH2's primary aims is to provide comprehensive, high-quality interdisciplinary training, predominantly for students of the study programmes Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Simulation Technology as well as the international master's programmes WAREM and COMMAS.

General Information

The courses deal with the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, the modelling of hydrosystems, the description of exchange and transport processes in flows; more advanced lectures present the theory and numerics of flow and transport in porous media. In addition to the lectures, which are held in German as well as, to a large extent, in English, various seminars are organised in co-operation with other faculties, e.g. as part of SRC SimTech. In addition, the department aims to attract students from other disciplines such as mathematics, computer sciences or process engineering.


Winter semester:

  • Anwendungen zu Numerische Methoden der Fluidmechanik
    Supervisor: Dr. -Ing. Martin Schneider
    More information: Modul
  • Grundwassererschließung und Grundwasserschutz
    Supervisor: Tim Jupe (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul

Summer semester:

  • Ausbreitungs- und Transportvorgänge in Strömungen
    Supervisor: Farid Mohammadi (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul
  • Einführung in die Modellierung
    Supervisor: Melanie Lipp (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul
  • Fluidmechanik I
    Supervisor: Yue Wang (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul
  • Grundwassermanagement für die Wasserversorgung
    Supervisor: Tim Jupe (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul
  • Modeling of Hydrosystems and Hydroinformatics
    Supervisor: Dr. -Ing. Martin Schneider
    More information: Modul
  • Ringvorlesung SimTech
    Supervisor: Melanie Lipp (M.Sc.)
    More information: Modul

Short Courses/Seminars


Bachelor / Master's theses

Dear students,

Thank you for your interest in carrying out a student assignment at our department.
Below, you can find the list of exciting topics with corresponding contact people.


  • Upscaling of two-phase flow in a pipe or in porous media under slip condition.
    Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Ph.D. Carina Bringedal
  • Applied simulations of reactive transport in porous media, in particular induced calcite precipitation (ICP), and the associated changes in the medium's properties unsing exsisting models.
    Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Johannes Hommel

  • Comparing simulation results to experimental data or modeling investigations to asses different possible, realistic application scenarios of ICP. Limited experimental investigations of ICP. 
    Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Johannes Hommel

  • Grid refinement for the finite volume method on staggered grids.
    Supervisor: Melanie Lipp (M.Sc.)

  • Analytical solution of the Navier-Stokes equations.
    Supervisor: Melanie Lipp (M.Sc.)

  • Free flow and porous medium flow coupling.
    Supervisor: Edward Coltman (M.Sc.)

  • Soil-water evaporation simulation. 
    Supervisor: Edward Coltman (M.Sc.)

  • Turbulence modelling.
    Supervisor: Edward Coltman (M.Sc.)

  • Experimental and/or (as prefered) numerical investigations of vertical carbon dioxide migration as it dissolves from cave air into water columns.
    Supervisor: apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Class

  • Numerical investigations on microbially enhanced coal-bed methane.
    Supervisor: Simon Emmert (M.Sc.)

  • Experimental and/or numerical investigations of calcium carbonate precipitation
    in porous media. This can include micro-fluidic experiments, image processing, simulations on different scales. 
    Supervisor: Felix Weinhardt (M.Sc.)

  • Realisation of a general advection-diffusion model in DuMuX. 
    Supervisor: Dr. -Ing. Martin Schneider
  • Mixed-dimension coupling methods with distributed sources for two-phase flow problems in porous media.
    Supervisor: Hanchuan Wu (M.Sc.)

  • Experimental analysis of droplet behavoir on GDL structures in a free flow, in cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH.
    Supervisor: Cynthia Michalkowski (M.Sc.)

Please contact our colleagues directly if you are interested in a student assignment or send an e-mail to  Holger Class or Rainer Helmig.

More information can be found here.

Der Lehrstuhl für Hydromechanik und Hydrosystemmodelierung pflegt im Rahmen des Erasmus-Austausch-Programms die Kontakte zu folgenden Partneruniversitäten:

Universiteit Utrecht,Niederlande

Universitetet i Bergen, Norwegen

Politechnika Gdanska, Polen

Fachspezifische Beratungsgespräche werden von Frau Theresa Schollenberger nach vorheriger Terminvereinbarung und einer Erstberatung von Seiten des IZ durchgeführt.

Kontakt internationales Zentrum (institutional coordinator):
Pfaffenwaldring 60
Webseite: Informationsseite der Auslandsstudienberatung
Termin nur nach Vereinbarung!

Kontakt Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung (departmental coordinator)
M.Sc. Theresa Schollenberger
Termin nur nach Vereinbarung!

The Ferienakademie was founded in 1994 by Prof. F.L. Bauer from TU Munich. In 1985, the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg became the second organising university. The University of Stuttgart followed in 2002. Since 2005, the Ferienakademie has been directed by Prof. H.-J. Bungartz from TU Munich.

Donations from companies and the sponsoring associations of the three organising universities as well as own funds make it possible to hold the Ferienakademie in the Sarntal Valley in South Tyrol. It is intended to motivate and support talented and interested students from the three organising universities. 


Further information about the Ferienakademie

Office hour

General questions concerning exams/education: by appointment only


This image shows Johannes Hommel

Johannes Hommel


Academic Staff

This image shows Theresa Schollenberger (geb./née Kurz)

Theresa Schollenberger (geb./née Kurz)


Academic Staff

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