March 16, 2020 / pa

Kilian Weishaupt successfully defended his doctoral thesis

Congratulations to SFB 1313's doctoral researcher Kilian Weishaupt!

SFB 1313 doctoral researcher Kilian Weishaupt from the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems (LH2) successfully defend his PhD thesis “Model Concepts for Coupling Free Flow with Porous Medium Flow at the Pore-Network Scale: From Single-Phase Flow to Compositional Non-Isothermal Two-Phase Flow". Congratulations Kilian, we are so proud of you!

Kilian Weishaupt completed his PhD within SFB 1313’s Integrated Research Training Group "Interface-Driven Multi-Field Processes in Porous Media".


Coupled systems of free flow adjacent to a porous-medium appear ubiquitously in nature and intechnical applications. Examples for interface-driven transport and exchange processes includesoil evaporation, fuel cell water management or food drying. Understanding the complexity of pore-scale mechanismsis paramount to build efficient and reliable mathematical and numerical models. Typically, averaged models based on the concept of a representative elementary volume (REV) approach are chosento overcome the enormous computational demand of solving these types of systems on the pore scale.This leads, however, to a loss of detail for certain sub-scale processes which might critically affect the global system behavior.

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Helmig (Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems)
Secondary Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Holger Steeb (Institute for Applied Mechanics), Prof. Dr. Majid S. Hassanizadeh (Utrecht University, Dept. of Earth Sciences), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weigand (Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics)

Certificate for for completing the qualification programme of the SFB 1313 Integrated Research Training Group „Interface-Driven Multifield Processes in Porous Media“
Celebrating Kilian with drinks and snacks
Let the games begin: Fishing for difficult technical terms
The formal coronation of Kilian Weishaupt with the obligatory self-designed academic hat
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