Consortium

Our Team

Dr. Florian Linke

Deputy Technical Project Coordinator and WP5 leader

Team Leader,
Institute of Air Transportation Systems, TUHH
Email: florian.linke@tuhh.de

Dr. Florian Linke is employed at the TUHH institute since 2008. He received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Aeronautical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 2007 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2016 from Hamburg University of Technology. His current position is team leader of Air Traffic Infrastructures and Processes. He has a background in Air Traffic Management and flight mechanics, guidance and control and focuses on trajectory optimization and new operational concepts to reduce the environmental impact of aviation. In 2013, Mr. Linke was delegated to the NASA Aviations Systems Division at Ames Research Center in the context of an ATM collaboration on route optimization with reduced environmental impact.

Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe

WP 1 and 3 Leader

Chair - Climate Effects of Aviation,
Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects, TU Delft
Email: V.Grewe@tudelft.nl

Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe is part of the group ANCE and has long-term experience in global modelling of climate chemistry interactions. He was involved in numerous EU projects on atmospheric impact of aviation emissions, e.g. TRADEOFF, SCENIC, HISAC, REACT4C, and ATM4E and contributed to the IPCC-Special Report “Aviation and the global atmosphere -1999”. He has been vice-chair of ECATS IASBL for sustainable aviation from 2015 to 2019.

Benjamin Lührs

WP 2 Leader

Research Assistant,
Institute of Air Transportation Systems, TUHH
Email: benjamin.luehrs@tuhh.de

Benjamin Lührs is employed at the Institute of Air Transportation Systems since 2014. Benjamin received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in 2014. His research within the group “Air Transport Operations and Infrastructures” focuses on trajectory simulation and their optimization with respect to climate impact and economic aspects. As a student, Benjamin was involved in the DLR-internal projects CATS and WeCare. From 2016 to 2018 he was part of the project team of the EU project ATM4E.

Dr. Roelof Vos

WP 4 Leader

Assistant Professor,
Flight Performance and Propulsion, TU Delft
Email: R.Vos@tudelft.nl

Dr. Roelof Vos is Assistant Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Delft University of Technology. He holds a BSc (2004) and MSc (2005) degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology. Vos obtained his PhD degree from the University of Kansas in 2009. His research focuses on the development of aircraft analysis methodologies for the conceptual design phase, the design of new aircraft configurations, and the assessment of emerging aviation technologies. He is well known as the lead designer of the Flying V, an unconventional long-haul passenger aircraft that promises 20% less energy consumption. Within GLOWOPT, Vos is responsible for the conceptual design of climate-optimized aircraft.

Kaushik Radhakrishnan

Scientific Project Manager and Contributor to WPs

Research Assistant,
Institute of Air Transportation Systems, TUHH
Email: kaushik.radhakrishnan@tuhh.de

Kaushik Radhakrishnan is responsible for the overall project management and monitoring of workplan implementation in GLOWOPT. He received his MSc. in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He was involved in designing a Multi-disciplinary optimization workflow for Blended wing body configuration at the Institute of Integerated Aircraft Design. He did his Master thesis at the Insitute of Air Transportation Systems developing an optimization algorithm for mitigating climate impact during the cruise phase of flight. His focus is to improve accessibility of air transport and make it sustainable.

Dr. Feijia Yin

Contributor to WPs

Assistant Professor,
Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects, TU Delft
Email: F.Yin@tudelft.nl

Feijia Yin is an assistant professor from Delft University of Technology. She received her PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering. Her current research focus is on the climate effects of aviation. In the past, she has been involved in several European projects to study the mitigation options for the aviation’s environmental impact. In the GLOWOPT project, she will contribute on the development of climate functions for aircraft design.

Dr. Malte Niklaß

Contributor to WPs

Senior Research Assistant,
Institute of Air Transportation Systems, TUHH
Email: malte.niklass@tuhh.de

Dr. Malte Niklass is employed at the Institute of Air Transportation Systems since 2013. Malte received his diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2012 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in 2019 from Hamburg University of Technology. As a systems analyst, he deals with the design, evaluation and integration of technological, operational and regulatory mitigation concepts into the air transport system. His scientific work focuses on the cost-benefit assessment of eco-efficient flying and innovative aircraft concepts.

Dr. Irene Dedoussi

Contributor to WPs

Assistant Professor,
Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects, TU Delft
Email: I.C.Dedoussi@tudelft.nl

Dr. Irene Dedoussi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft. She holds a PhD and SM (MSc eq.) in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and a BA & MEng (w/ Distinction) in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the environmental impacts of aviation and other combustion sectors, aiming to contribute to their sustainable future. In particular, she has expertise in numerical methods for atmospheric modeling, emissions estimation, and translating results to policy contexts.

Kathrin Deck

Contributor to WPs

PhD Candidate,
Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects, TU Delft
Email: K.T.Deck@tudelft.nl

Kathrin Deck is a PhD candidate in the research group ‘Aircraft Noise and Climate Effects’ at Delft University of Technology. She completed her BSc and MSc in Meteorology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). In GLOWOPT project, her focus areas are the climate metrics and the calculation of the climate functions for aircraft design.

Pieter-Jan Proesmans

Contributor to WPs

PhD Candidate,
Flight Performance and Propulsion, TU Delft
Email: P.Proesmans@tudelft.nl

Pieter-Jan Proesmans is a PhD candidate in the Flight Performance & Propulsion group at Delft University of Technology. He completed his BSc. and MSc. in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology. His research areas of interest are aircraft design, propulsion integration and design methodologies such as Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimisation and Knowledge Based Engineering. In the GLOWOPT project, he will focus on the aircraft design aspects together with Dr. Vos. As a first step, he will design a reference aircraft employing in-house design tools. Later in the project, he will extend these applications such that the newly developed CFAD can be evaluated in the design process. This will allow to carry out a multi-disciplinary design optimization and to identify the set of aircraft design variables which minimizes global warming impact.