Heinz Pitsch

Heinz Pitsch

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-723-5616


Professor Pitsch's main research interests are in combustion theory, modeling of turbulent reacting flows with large-eddy simulations, development and analysis of chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms, modeling of pollutant formation, development of numerical methods, investigation and modeling of combustion instabilities, and model applications to modern aircraft engine combustion, reciprocating engine combustion, and chemical processing.


  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology (RWTH) Aachen, 1998
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology (RWTH) Aachen, 1993

Academic Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award, 2007
  • AIAA Associate Fellow, 2007

Selected Journal Publications

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