Institute of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM)
Welcome to the website of the Institute of Fluid Mechanics (LSTM) at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. We are a dedicated academic unit of the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering, deeply engaged in research and education on both laminar and turbulent transport of mass, momentum, and energy in natural and technical processes.
We are particularly fascinated by fluid mechanics as an integrative interdisciplinary subject, bridging natural and engineering sciences, applied mathematics, informatics, medicine, and human biology. Our research domains focus intensively on specific areas of expertise.
In the realm of education, we offer our students over 30 courses across various programs including Chemical and Bioengineering, Life Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering – Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Technology, Advanced Materials and Processes, Computational Engineering, and Medical Engineering. Our courses span not only core concepts of fluid mechanics but also delve deeper into specialized topics, providing a comprehensive understanding of interdisciplinary applications.