Dietmar Rempfer, Ph.D.

Director, School of Engineering

Professor Interim Director, The Water Institute


Dietmar Rempfer is the director of the School of Engineering and interim director of The Water Institute.

The ultimate goal for me has always been to obtain an understanding of the world that was deep enough to eventually provide the capacity to develop devices, mechanisms and systems to manipulate physical reality in order to solve problems or create new capabilities.


KOZAK, P., REMPFER, D. (2016) Modeling Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine Performance: Blade Element Method vs. Finite Volume Approach. Journal of Propulsion and Power 32 (3), pp. 592-601.

ZHOU, T., REMPFER, D. (2012) Numerical study of detailed flow field and performance of Savonius wind turbines. Renewable Energy 51, pp. 373-381.

REMPFER, D. (2006) On Boundary Conditions for Incompressible Navier-Stokes and Related Problems. Appl. Mech. Rev. 59, pp. 107–125.


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Office Location:

Hammond Campus, POTT 121B


  • Ph.D. – University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Habilitation – Fluid Mechanics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Areas of Expertise

  • Theoretical and Applied Fluid Dynamics and Turbulence
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Applications of Dynamical Systems Theory

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Hermann-Reissner Award for Aerospace Engineering
  • Heisenberg Grant from the German DFG (Deutsche Forschungegemeinschaft)