Prof. Dr. Alexander Penn

"Innovation needs knowledge"


My mission is to contribute to making our energy system and industrial production more sustainable, efficient, and carbon-neutral. Hence, I am developing methods to image flow, temperature and chemical reactions within multiphase and reactive flow systems. Besides being pivotal in making our world more sustainable, these systems are fun to study! 

Office: TUHH campus, building L, room 3043
Email: alexander.penn[at]
Tel: +49 40 42878 3801

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Curriculum Vitae

since May 2020Hamburg University of Technology
Head of the Institute of Process Imaging
2018 - 2020ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Postdoctoral researcher and group leader
2013 - 2018ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. sc. ETH Zürich, 2018
PhD advisor: Prof. Klaas Prüssmann, co-advisor: Prof. Christoph Müller
2006 - 2013Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) Technical Physics, 2013, Graduation with distinction (1.0)
BSc Technical Physics, 2010
until 2006Realgymnasium Bozen, Italy
Abitur, 2006, Graduation with distinction (1.0)