Prof. Dr. Alexandra von Kameke

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Production Management




Focus areas/Expertise


Turbulent reactive flows

Flow and concentration measurements, 4D-PTV and  PIV

Lagrangian Transport

Faraday Flow 

Vorticity generation

Global and local mixing dynamics and statistics in bioreactors




Thesis (B.A./M.A.) and PhD supervision

Co-Betreuerin bei MSc. Raffaele Colombi der am IMS an der TUHH das DFG-Projekt 395843083 (KA 4854/1-1) „Energiegewinnung und Entstehung von Vortizität durch Oberflächenwellen mittels Ausnutzung von Eigenschaften der zweidimensionalen Turbulenz“ bearbeitet.

Co-supervisor of MSc. Raffaele Colombi  at the IMS (TUHH) working on the DFG-Projekt 395843083 (KA 4854/1-1) "Generation of energy and vorticity production by surface waves through two-dimensional turbulence effects"


Co-Betreuerin bei MSc. Felix Kexel der am IMS an der TUHH das DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm Projekt 1740 "Reaktive Blasenströmungen" bearbeitet.

Co-supervisor of  MSc. Felix Kexel at the IMS (TUHH) working on the DFG Priority Project 1740 - "Reactive Bubbly Flows"



Short bio

University training and degree
Physics (2002-2008), Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg / Germany Diploma (Dipl.-Phys.) 2008

Advanced academic qualifications
Doctorate: Effects of Turbulent Flows and Superdiffusion on Reaction-Diffusion Systems, Group of non-linear systems, University of Santiago de Compostela / Spain, 2013, Prof. Dr. Vicente Pérez-Munuzuri, Prof. Dr. Alberto Pérez-Munuzuri

Postgraduate professional career
2018- 2021 Group Leader at Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Multiphase Flows
2015-2018 Project leader at the Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Department Ground Vehicles, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Göttingen, Germany,
2013-2015 Engineer R&D Sensor development, Sensirion AG, Stäfa (Zurich), Switzerland
2011 International scholarship, Northwestern University, Department of Applied Math, Prof. Dirk Brockmann, Evanston/Chicago, USA.
2009-2013 PhD-student, Group of non-linear systems, Prof. Dr. Vicente Pérez-Munuzuri and Prof. Dr. Alberto Pérez-Munuzuri University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


F. Kexel, A.v. Kameke, M. Hoffmann, M. Schlüter,
The influence of fluid dynamics on the selectivity of fast gas-liquid reactions in methanol,
Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification,
2021, 108650, ISSN 0255-2701,


Reactive Bubbly FlowsSpringer International Publishing

2021 | book

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-72361-3


Validation of Novel Lattice Boltzmann Large Eddy Simulations (LB LES) for Equipment Characterization in BiopharmaProcesses

2021-05 | journal-article

DOI: 10.3390/pr9060950


Taylor Bubble Study of the Influence of Fluid Dynamics on Yield and Selectivity in Fast Gas‐Liquid ReactionsChemie Ingenieur Technik

2021-03-11 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1002/cite.202000241

Part of ISSN: 0009-286X


Investigation of the Influence of Fluid Dynamics on the Formation of Main and By-Product in Fast Competing Consecutive Gas-Liquid Reactions Using Imaging UV/VIS-Spectroscopy, Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik

2021 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1002/cite.202000159

EID: 2-s2.0-85099999549

Part of ISSN: 15222640 0009286X


Potential of Lagrangian Analysis Methods in the Study of Chemical ReactorsChemie-Ingenieur-Technik

2020 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1002/cite.201900147

EID: 2-s2.0-85081019269

Part of ISSN: 15222640 0009286X


Three dimensional flows beneath a thin layer of 2D turbulence induced by Faraday wavesExperiments in Fluids

2020 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1007/s00348-020-03099-y

Part of ISSN: 0723-4864


How coherent structures dominate the residence time in a bubble wake: An experimental exampleChemical Engineering Science

2019-11 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2019.06.033

Part of ISSN: 0009-2509


Kinetic energy budget of the largest scales in turbulent pipe flowPhysical Review Fluids

2019-06-10 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1103/physrevfluids.4.064607

Part of ISSN: 2469-990X


Measurement of Large Spiral and Target Waves in Chemical Reaction-Diffusion-Advection Systems: Turbulent Diffusion Enhances Pattern FormationPhysical Review Letters

2013-02 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.110.088302

Part of ISSN: 0031-9007


Turing instability under centrifugal forcesSoft Matter

2013 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1039/c3sm27624d

Part of ISSN: 1744-683X


Horizontal Lagrangian transport in a tidal-driven estuary—Transport barriers attached to prominent coastal boundariesContinental Shelf Research

2012-05 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.03.005

Part of ISSN: 0278-4343


Reliable optical detection of coherent neuronal activity in fast oscillating networks in vitroNeuroImage

2012-03 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.12.018

Part of ISSN: 1053-8119


The impact of advective transport by the South Indian Ocean Countercurrent on the Madagascar plankton bloomGeophysical Research Letters

2012-03 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1029/2012gl051246

Part of ISSN: 0094-8276


Asymptotic diffusion coefficients and anomalous diffusion in a meandering jet flow under environmental fluctuationsPhysical Review E

2012-01 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1103/physreve.85.017201

Part of ISSN: 1539-3755


Double Cascade Turbulence and Richardson Dispersion in a Horizontal Fluid Flow Induced by Faraday WavesPhysical Review Letters

2011-08 | journal-article

DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.107.074502

Part of ISSN: 0031-9007


Propagation of a chemical wave front in a quasi-two-dimensional superdiffusive flowPhysical Review E

2010-06 | journal-article 

DOI: 10.1103/physreve.81.066211

Part of ISSN: 1539-3755

Additional information

Research Projects


Lagrangian Trajectories in Bioreactors (in collaboration with the IMS (TUHH))


Faraday Flow (in collaboration with the IMS (TUHH))


Chemical Reaction in Bubble Wake (in collaboration with the IMS (TUHH))