Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jennifer Niessner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jennifer Niessner

Research professor of Fluid Mechanics
Fon: +49 7131 504 308
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Office address: A403 Campus Sontheim
Postal address: Max-Planck-Str. 39, 74081 Heilbronn
Consultation hours: (Appointments upon request)

Areas of expertise

  • Single- and multi-phase flow
  • Porous media
  • Aerosol generation and transport
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Test rigs (aerosols, ventilation devices)
  • Structure anaylsis (µCT)
  • Indoor air quality


  • Modeling and simulation of flow and transport in porous media
  • Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Modeling and simulation of transport processes in indoor environments

Institute of flow in additively manufactured porous media (ISAPS)

The ISAPS institute deals with questions of applied research in the field of porous media. These concern analyses of porous media, flow through porous media, and manufacturing of porous media. Topics of interest ranges from technical applications (e.g. filters, fuel cells, catalysts, paper and printing technology), to medical applications (e.g. brain tumor treatment, patient-specific treatment, SARS-CoV2 protective masks) to environmental applications (e.g. geothermal energy, underground CO2 storage).