PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Richter

PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Richter

Head of group CFD-modeling of high-temperature processes

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Group CFD Modeling of High-Temperature Processes
10/2019Group Leader Process Modeling and Optimization, Fraunhofer IMWS, Freiberg (secondary employment)
05/2018Privatdozent, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
04/2018 Habilitation, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Since 2013Head of group CFD modeling of high temperature processes, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
2010 - 2013Research Associate, CIC Virtuhcon, Interphase Phenomena, TU Bergakademie Freiberg
10-11/2010Visiting Researcher, Technical University in Liberec, Department of Power Engineering Equipment
10. Juli 2009Ph.D., Technische Universität Dresden, with honor
2004 - 2010Research Associate, Technische Universität Dresden, Institute for Aerospace Engineering
1998 - 2004Studies of Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Applied Mechanics
Research topics

Fields of research

  • Modeling and optimization of high-temperature conversion processes (high-pressure partial oxidation, entrained-flow gasification, fluidized-bed gasification, slag-bed gasification)
  • Reduced-order modeling and multi-parameter optimization
  • Design and modeling of high-temperature test reactors
  • Pyrolysis, gasification, shape and pore structure development of reacting particles
  • Numerical studies of metallurgical processes (roasting, bed smelting, blast furnaces, smelting furnaces)
  • Heat and mass transfer in packed beds
  • Slag-flow modeling
  • Sub-model development 


  • Angewandte CFD in der Verfahrenstechnik
  • Computational Prozess Engineering
  • Physikalische Verfahren I  – Adsorptionstechnik
  • Simulationswerkzeuge (partly)
  • Numerische Modelle für Grenzflächenphänomene bei Hochtemperatur-Konversionsprozessen (partly)
  • 09/2017 Honorable Manuscript Award, International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
  • 2017 Outstanding reviewer - Powder Technology
  • 07/2009 Promotion with honours, Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik, Technische Universität Dresden

Last 10 publications

Q. Guo, Y. Huang, Y. Gong, X. Zhuang, A. Richter, G. Yu. “Recover Carbon from Coal Gasification Fine Slag as Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Zn-Air Batteries”. In: Journal of Cleaner Production (2020), submitted.

S. Kriebitzsch, A. Richter. “LES simulation of char particle gasification at Reynolds numbers up to 1000”. In: Combustion and Flame 211 (2020), 185–194.

C. B. Nguyen, J. Scherer, S. Kriebitzsch, A. Richter. “The Morphology Evolution of Char Particles during Conversion Processes”. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2020), submitted.

C. B. Nguyen, J. Scherer, Q. Guo, S. Kriebitzsch, A. Richter. “The Shape Development of Spherical and Non-Spherical Char Particles in the Flame Zone of an Entrained-Flow Gasifier – A Numerical Study”. In: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 149 (2020), 119220.

D. Obiso, M. Akashi, S. Kriebitzsch, B. Meyer, M. Reuter, S. Eckert, A. Richter. “CFD Modeling and Experimental Validation of Top-Submerged-Lance Gas Injection in Liquid Metal”. In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2020), in press.

D. Obiso, D. H. Schwitalla, I. Korobeinikov, B. Meyer, M. Reuter, A. Richter. “Dynamics of Rising Bubbles in a Quiescent Slag Bath with Varying Thermo-Physical Properties”. In: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B (2020), submitted.

Y. Ran, A. Boden, A. Richter, S. Guhl, S. Nolte, R. Ackermann. “Nonresonant signal assisted high pressure multi-species gas concentration measurements using ultrabroadband CARS”. In: OSA Continuum (2020), in press.

A. Bader, M. Hartwich, A. Richter, B. Meyer. “Numerical and experimental study of heavy oil gasification in an entrained-flow reactor and the impact of the burner concept”. In: Fuel Processing Technology 169 (2018), 58–70.

F. Dierich, A. Richter, P. Nikrityuk. “A fixed-grid model to track the interface and porosity of a chemically reacting moving char particle”. In: Chemical Engineering Science 175 (2018), 296–305.

P. Rößger, A. Richter. “Performance of different optimization concepts for reactive flow systems based on combined CFD and response surface methods”. In: Computers & Chemical Engineering 108 (2018), 232–239.


A. Richter, 2018. Simulation des Wärme- und Stofftransports in Partialoxidationsprozessen. Habilitationsschrift, TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Onlineversion.

Complete list of publications

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