Bernhard Weigand is Professor and the Head of the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics at Stuttgart University in Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 at Darmstadt University, Germany. From 1992 to 1999, he was employed at ABB Power Generation in Switzerland, where he was taken different positions. In one of them, he was responsible for the basic development in heat transfer and cooling for gas turbine blades as well as for the heat transfer and cooling design for all new gas turbine blades. In parallel to his work in industry, he received his Habilitation from Darmstadt University in 1997. Since April 1999, he changed back to university, and from 2002 to 2006, he was the Dean of the Faculty for Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy at Stuttgart University. From 2006 to 2009, he took over the position of a Vice Rector for Organization at Stuttgart University. His teaching focuses primarily on thermodynamics and heat transfer. His current research programs include numerical and experimental studies of gas turbine heat transfer, phase change problems, and droplet dynamics. He is the author or coauthor of about 230 papers and about 40 different patent applications or patents.
Biography Updated on 3 June 2010