Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Rodion Groll

phone: +49 421 218-57832
fax: +49 421 218-9857832
email: groll @
ORCID: 0000-0001-6768-226X

University of Bremen
ZARM - Center of Applied Space technology and Microgravity
Am Fallturm 2
28359 Bremen

Research Interests

Natural Convection: Thermal driven turbulence

Microfluidics: Molecular gas dynamics

Propulsion Systems: Thermo-electric thrusters

Space Weather: Magneto-plasma dynamics

Scientific Career

since 2020: Professor (Prof.), University of Bremen

2014: Appointment as Associate Professor (Priv.-Doz.), venia legendi: Fluid Mechanics, University of Bremen

2012: Appointment as Senior Researcher, University of Bremen

since 2010: Head of Thermo-Fluid Dynamics Division, ZARM

2007: Appointment as Assistant Professor (LB) for Fluid Dynamics, University of Bremen

2006: Head of Micro-Fluid Dynamics, ZARM

2004-2006: Head of Multiphase Flow Section, Chair of Energy Systems, Darmstadt University of Technology

2003-2004: Managing Director, Darmstadt Center for Fluid Flow and Combustion, Darmstadt

2002-2003: Development Engineer Thermal Management, Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim

2002: PhD (Dr.-Ing.), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Darmstadt University of Technology

1999: Diploma in Mechanics (Dipl.-Ing.), Darmstadt University of Technology


GAMM (Int. Ass. of Appl. Mathematics and Mechanics)

DGLR (German Ass. for Aerospace)

Förderverein ZARM e.V.

Mars Society Germany e.V.

Lectures / Teaching

Computational Fluid Dynamics (2007-2020)

Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics (since 2007)

Engineering Mechanics III: Kinematics and Kinetics (2009-2014)

Modelling Turbulent Flow (since 2010)

Engineering Mechanics IV: Fluid Mechanics (2012-2014)

Micro- and Magneto-Fluid Dynamics (since 2014)

Relativistic Fluid Dynamics [with colleagues] (2016-2018)

Fluid Dynamics (since 2018) Microgravity – Drop Tower Technologies and Applications [with colleagues] (since 2022)