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Jan-Folker May, M.Sc.


Mechanical Engineering


Energy Systems and Energy Technology

Working area(s)

CFD, Gasification Modeling, Fluidization


Flexible energy converters with low CO2 emissions

Title of dissertation

Development and validation of a 3D simulation model for coal gasification in a fluidized bed


Seit 04/2016: Scholarship holder of the Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering

04/2013 – 03/2016: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Master Program Maschinenbau – Mechanical & Process Engineering (Title of master's thesis: „Development and validation of a CFD model of the fuel reactor of a 1 MWth Chemical-Looping Plant”)

10/2009 – 03/2013: Technische Universität Darmstadt, Bachelor Program Maschinenbau – Mechanical & Process Engineering

Professional Experience

10/2014 – 03/2015: Internship in the research and development of BASF SE in Ludwigshafen – Department: Fluidized bed reactor technology


Raman Sharma, Jan May, , Falah Alobaid, Peter Ohlemüller, Jochen Ströhle, Bernd Epple; Euler-Euler CFD simulation of the fuel reactor of a 1 MWth chemical-looping pilot plant: Influence of the drag models and specularity coefficient

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