Droplet dynamic processes play an important role in nature, for example in clouds, or numerous technical applications, such as sprays. And this is field wherein the Collaborative Research Center Transregio "Droplet Dynamics Under Extreme Ambient Conditions" is positioned, managed by Kathrin Schulte. A deep understanding of the physics of smaller scale fundamental elementary processes, as well as knowledge of how to model these, are skills required to ensure a realistic description and simulation of these processes. For example, binary droplet collisions, the process of which depends on various physical parameters and is not yet fully understood, could be understood as an elementary process in the application of a spray.
Kathrin Schulte studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 2003 to 2009 and received the best grade of that year for her Diploma. She has been employed as a research fellow at the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR) since 2010. In the same year she also began working for the Collaborative Research Center SFB-TRR 75 “Droplet Dynamics Under Extreme Ambient Conditions”, which she has managed since 2014. In 2012 and 2013 she was awarded the “Amelia Earhart Fellowship Award” from the Zonta International Foundation, and in 2017 she obtained her doctoral degree. The title of her doctoral thesis was “Modelling of the Initial Ice Growth in a Supercooled Liquid Droplet”, for which she was awarded a distinction.
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