Dennis Powalla

M.Sc. Dennis Powalla

Institut für Strömungstechnik und Thermodynamik (ISUT)
Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg, G14-108
  • since 03/2019            Research Assistant, PhD Student at the Laboratory od Fluid Dynamics and Technical Flows
  • 04/2017 – 03/2019    Master of Science Sustainable Energy Systems with focus on turbomachines, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
  • 10/2013 – 04/2017    Bachelor of Science Environmental and Energy Process Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg
  • 08/2011 – 10/2013    State certified technician in Mining Engineering with focus on process engineering, Technical College for Economy and Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld
  • 01/2004 – 08/2011    Chemical production technician, K+S KALI GmbH, company location Hattorf
  • 08/2000 – 01/2004    Vocational education as chemical production technician, K+S KALI GmbH, company location Hattorf

Research Activities

  • Water turbines, focus on water vortex power plants
  • Environmentally compliant hydropower systems
  • Mimicking fish behaviour using CFD-DEM coupling


  • RETERO - Reduction of animal testing to establish risk of injury on fish caused by turbine passage through the use of robotic surrogates, computational fluid mechanics and predictive modeling


Starting 2003 you can find a full reference list of the lab can be found under Research


Last Modification: 24.07.2020 - Contact Person: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dominique Thevenin