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Dr. Robert Hartmann


Dr. Robert Hartmann

Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation


Phone: +49 (0)45 87-1556

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Research Interest & Expertise

• Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
• Heat transfer in the oceans and their energy balance
• Thermal convection (Rayleigh-Bénard convection) and its heat transfer
• Rotating flows
• Computational Fluid Dynamics & Direct Numerical Simulations

Professional experience

Mar 2024 – today Postdoctoral Researcher Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
Sep 2019 – Oct 2023 Postgraduate Researcher (PhD candidate) Physics of Fluids Group, University of Twente


Sep 2019 – Oct 2023 PhD in Applied Physics – Fluid DynamicsUniversity of Twente PhD Thesis: Rotation and confinement in turbulent Rayleigh-Bénard convection
Apr 2016 – Aug 2019 M.Sc. in Geophysics Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel M.Sc. Thesis: Impact of Antarctic deglaciation on Earth deformation and sea level change – An assessment of modeling lateral viscosity variations with multiple 1D Earth rheology structures
Oct 2012 – Mar 2016 B.Sc. in Computing in Science University of Hamburg B.Sc. project: Spintransport across ferromagnet-semiconductor heterojunctions – Spin injection with high spin orbit interaction in the ballistic limit