Silvio Schmalfuß

Leibniz Institute for

Tropospheric Research

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig


Phone: +49 341 2717-7375


Room: 010 (Bldg. 23.3)


ORCID: 0000-0003-2347-0956

Scopus: 55159539500






Experimental Aerosol and Cloud Microphysics



Cloud workgroup


Research fields and interests

  • Cloud microphysics, turbulence, and their interactions
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (OpenFOAM)
  • Flow measurment


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Since 08/2017 Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

05/2014 - 06/2017 Researcher at the Chair for mechanical process engineering, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

07/2009 - 03/2013 Researcher at University of Applied Sciences Merseburg

05/2008 - 09/2008 Diploma Thesis at NTNU Trondheim, Norway

10/2004 - 01/2009 Study of Mechanical Engineering at West Saxon University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany, graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (FH)



Niedermeier, D.; Voigtländer, J.; Schmalfuß, S.; Busch, D.; Schumacher, J.; Shaw, R. A. and Stratmann, F. (2020). Characterization and first results from LACIS-T: a moist-air wind tunnel to study aerosol–cloud–turbulence interactions, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 13 : 2015-2033.

Sommerfeld, M. and Schmalfuß, S. (2020). Analysis and optimisation of particle mixing performance in fluid phase resonance mixers based on Euler/Lagrange calculations, Advanced Powder Technology 31 : 139-157.

Sommerfeld, M.; Cui, Y. and Schmalfuß, S. (2019). Potential and constraints for the application of CFD combined with Lagrangian particle tracking to dry powder inhalers, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 128 : 299-324.

Schmalfuß, S. and Sommerfeld, M. (2017). Numerical and experimental analysis of Fluid Phase Resonance mixers, Chemical Engineering Science 173 : 570-577.

Sommerfeld, M. and Schmalfuß, S. (2015). Numerical Analysis of Carrier Particle Motion in a Dry Powder Inhaler, Journal of Fluids Engineering 138 : 041308.

Cui, Y.; Schmalfuß, S.; Zellnitz, S.; Sommerfeld, M. and Urbanetz, N. (2014). Towards the optimisation and adaptation of dry powder inhalers, International Journal of Pharmaceutics 470 : 120-132.

Schmalfuß, S.; Säuberlich, R. and Sommerfeld, M. (2013). Verbesserung des Fluidphasenresonanzmischens mit OpenFOAM, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 85 : 1934-1940.

Schmalfuß, S.; Säuberlich, R. and Sommerfeld, M. (2012). CFD-Simulation und LDA-Messung der Strömungsvorgänge beim Fluidphasenresonanzmischen, Chemie Ingenieur Technik 84 : 547-552.