Timo Merbach, M.Sc.


Eißendorfer Str. 38

Building O, Room 1.008

21073 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 42878 - 2031

Mail Timo Merbach



Undergraduate courses

  •   Technical Drawing (SoSe 2024)


How are the different timescales of fluid dynamic mixing, mass transfer and reaction kinetics impacting the yield and selectivity of competitive-consecutive gas-liquid reactions?

Applying measuring techniques as Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) or imaging UV-VIS Spectroscopy to obtain information on velocity and concentration fields around reactive bubbles to understand the complex interplay of fluid dynamics, mass transfer and chemical reactions.

Research Projects
  • Mixing structures in bubble wakes of single bubbles and bubble swarms and their influence on gas-liquid mass transfer and chemical reaction
  • SFB Smart Reactors Project B04
Oral and Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations

  • Merbach,T.; Mockus, B.; Minamitani, K.; Kexel, F.; Schlüter, M.; Valluri, P.; Hayashi, K.; Tomiyama, A.:" Development of a Correlation for the Terminal Rising Velocity for 2D-Bubbles in Unconfined Domain", 11th International Conference on Multiphase Flows, Kobe, Japan, 2023, poster presentation

  • Kexel, F.; Bertram, S.; Merbach, T.; von Kameke, A.; Hoffmann, M.; Tomiyama, A.; Schlüter, M.: "Influence of Taylor Bubble Shapes on Wake Structures", 4th International Symposium on Multiscale Multiphase Process Engineering, Berlin, 2022, poster presentation


  • Matthes. S.; Merbach, T.; Fitschen, J.; Hoffmann, M.; Schlüter, M.; (2021). Influence of counterdiffusion effects on mass transfer coefficients in stirred tank reactors. Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. 8. [Abstract] [doi]