Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor of Heat Trans­fer and Heat Con­ver­sion
Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Energy Engin­eer­ing

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty III
Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Fac­ulty III - Pro­cess Sci­ences - Insti­tute of Energy Engin­eer­ing offers a pos­i­tion of a

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor - salary grade W3

for the chair of "Heat trans­fer and heat con­ver­sion".

Work­ing field:

The insti­tute of Energy Engin­eer­ing in the Fac­ulty III - Pro­cess Sci­ences of Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin intends to rein­force its focus in teach­ing and rese­arch on ther­mal ener­gies, and by this stri­ves for con­trib­ut­ing to the trans­ition of the energy sys­tem espe­cially in heat and cold sup­ply sys­tems. From this idea ori­gin­ate the fore­seen top­ics of the chair:
Clas­ses should be given in Heat and Mass Trans­fer, Energy Con­ver­sion, espe­cially Refri­ger­a­tion and A/C in sev­eral engin­eer­ing pro­grams. Clas­ses have to be taught in both Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage.
Expec­ted future rese­arch is both on the fun­da­ment­als of heat and mass trans­fer and on app­lic­a­tions, espe­cially heat dri­ven cool­ing pro­ces­ses. Pos­sible top­ics are:
  • Tem­per­at­ure- and com­pos­i­tion field as well as flow pat­terns and velo­city fields in sev­eral geo­met­ries (fall­ing film, pool, micro­chan­nels…)
  • Not in kind struc­tures of heat trans­fer (micro hx with lam­inar flow on the one hand, mech­an­isms to enhance tur­bu­lence on the other hand); fil­a­ment or sponge struc­tures, etc.
  • Enhance­ment of heat and mass trans­fer by addit­ives
  • Pres­sure drop as a typ­ical down­side of enhan­ced heat trans­fer
  • Optim­isa­tion of com­plete heat exch­an­gers
  • Devel­op­ment of appar­at­uses, esp. for ab-, ad-, desorp­tion, with new work­ing sub­stan­ces or exch­an­ger struc­tures
  • Devel­op­ment and optim­iz­a­tion cool­ing pro­ces­ses (pre­fer­ably heat dri­ven), pro­ces­ses for sec­tor coup­ling, for ther­mal energy stor­age or heat recov­ery, and heat exch­an­gers for those pro­ces­ses


Can­did­ates must:
  • ful­fill the require­ments for appoint­ment at the pro­fess­or­ial level in com­pli­ance with § 100 Ber­lHG (Ber­lin Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act), includ­ing a com­ple­ted aca­demic edu­ca­tion, qual­i­fied achieve­ments in rese­arch (PhD), post-doc­toral lec­ture qual­i­fic­a­tion (Habil­it­a­tion) or equi­val­ent qual­i­fic­a­tion (e.g. doc­u­men­ted by the qual­ity of sci­ent­i­fic papers bey­ond pro­mo­tion) and ped­ago­gical-didac­tic qual­i­fic­a­tions, to be given proof of by a teach­ing port­fo­lio (see home­page dir­ect access 144242)
  • have sub­ject-spe­cific teach­ing exper­i­ence
  • show the abil­ity to lead a rese­arch group,
  • have an inter­na­tion­ally excel­ling rese­arch pro­file wit­hin at least one of said top­ics, doc­u­men­ted by high-level pub­lic­a­tions
Pre­fer­ably, can­did­ates have:
  • exper­i­ence in the acquis­i­tion and admin­is­tra­tion of third party-fun­ded pro­jects
  • inter­na­tio­nal exper­i­ence and exper­i­ence in work­ing with inter­dis­cip­lin­ary teams
  • exper­i­ence in pro­mo­tion of junior and female sci­ent­ists as well as gen­der main­stream­ing; con­sid­er­a­tion of these issues is expec­ted

For app­lic­ants who do not speak Ger­man, a com­mit­ment to swiftly learn the Ger­man lan­guage is expec­ted.

How to ap­ply:

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is determ­ined to increase the pro­por­tion of women in research and teach­ing and there­fore strongly encour­ages qual­i­fied female research­ers to apply. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies. Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is a cer­ti­fied fam­ily-friendly higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tion, and our Dual Career Ser­vice offers assist­ance to you and
your fam­ily when relo­cat­ing to Ber­lin. Applic­a­tions from abroad are expli­citely wel­come.

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion until 30th June 2021 indic­at­ing the job ref­er­ence num­ber III-399/20 and includ­ing the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ment­a­tion (CV, cop­ies of grades and titles, teach­ing port­fo­lio, list of pub­lic­a­tions and lec­ture courses, descrip­tion of research areas and grants) by email as a pdf-attach­ment to Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Dean of the Fac­ulty III - Pro­cess Sci­ences, at berufungen@fak3.tu-berlin.de. Altern­at­ively, applic­a­tions may be sub­mit­ted in writ­ing together with a digital ver­sion (USB drive) to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin – Der Präsid­ent –, Dekan der Fak­ultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, D-10623 Ber­lin. Please send cop­ies only. Ori­gin­als will not be returned.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

Dekan der Fak­ultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • professorship
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Pro­fessor
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Salary grade W3
thermal energies, and cold supply systems,
  • en­gin­eer­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • en­gin­eer­ing
Lan­guage skills:
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:
academics.de inkl. zeitonline.de, academics.com, researchgate.net

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
Con­tact per­son:
Corinna Kaiser
Con­tact phone:
+49 (0)30 314-24063
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Dekan der Fakultät III, Prof. Dr. Aleksander Gurlo, Sekr. H 88, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
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