Mirko Ruben Bothien

Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow

Ansaldo Energia

Combustor Technology

Prof. Thomas Sattelmayer

Focus Group
Data-driven Dynamical Systems Analysis in Fluid Mechanics

Short CV

Dr.-Ing. Mirko Bothien currently is leading the Combustor Technology group of Ansaldo Energia Switzerland. In this role, he is responsible for the technology development of novel premix and reheat combustors as well as all thermoacoustic topics in technology and product development. Since 2017, he is Member of Board of the Norwegian CCS Research consortium.

He received his Diploma degree in Turbomachinery & Jet Propulsion from RWTH Aachen University in 2005. During the last 2 years of his studies, he worked at the Siemens gas turbine test center in Berlin as research intern and Diploma student.
From 2005 to 2008, he pursued his PhD thesis on modelling & control of combustion instabilities and rig-to-engine transferability of gas turbine combustors at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Technical Acoustics, TU Berlin with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Paschereit. The thesis project was in co-operation with Siemens Power.
Beginning of 2009, he joined the thermoacoustics team of Alstom’s combustor R&D department. In 2013, he was appointed Team Leader of the thermoacoustics team and since then also gives a lecture on gas turbines and thermoacoustics at the TU Berlin. From 2014 to 2017, he was Group Leader Thermoacoustics and Combustor Lifetime.

Dr.-Ing. Bothien co-authored 50 technical publications and 37 invention disclosures in the field of combustion dynamics.

Selected Awards

2018 Early Career Award, Global Power and Propulsion Society

2015 Alstom Corporate Innovation Award

2015 ASME IGTI Best Paper Award

2011 Alstom Gas Turbine Invention Award

2011 Shortlist Alstom Corporate Innovation Awards

2010 Alstom Gas Turbine Invention Award

2010 Tiburtius Award for dissertation

2008 “Summa cum laude” Award for dissertation

2008 Minerva Short-Term Research Grant awarded by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Research Interests

Dr.-Ing. Bothien’s work in the field of combustion dynamics is dedicated to applying fundamental research to real-world industry problems trying to find creative and innovative solutions for the future product. This includes passive and active control, premix and reheat flame dynamics, rig-to-engine transferability, flame-flame and fluid-structure interaction. Analyzing and predicting system stability, Dr.-Ing. Bothien makes use of network models, unsteady CFD, system identification techniques, advanced dynamic data analysis and statistics. Following an interdisciplinary approach, he combines analytical, numerical, and experimental methods; the latter including acoustic, atmospheric, high pressure and full-scale engine tests. His research at the Institute of Advanced Study is focused on reheat flame dynamics both in the low and high frequency regime.

Selected Publications

  • Tantakitti, Faifan; Boekhoven, Job; Wang, Xin; Kazantsev, Roman V.; Yu, Tao; Li, Jiahe; Zhuang, Ellen; Zandi, Roya; Ortony, Julia H.; Newcomb, Christina J.; Palmer, Liam C.; Shekhawat, Gajendra S.; de la Cruz, Monica Olvera; Schatz, George C.; Stupp, Samuel I.: Energy landscapes and functions of supramolecular systems. Nature Materials 15, 2016, 469-476 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, J.; Hendriksen, W. E.; Koper, G. J. M.; Eelkema, R.; van Esch, J. H.: Transient assembly of active materials fueled by a chemical reaction. Science 349 (6252), 2015, 1075-1079 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Stupp, Samuel I.: 25th Anniversary Article: Supramolecular Materials for Regenerative Medicine. Adv. Mater. 26 (11), 2014, 1642-1659 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Rubert Pérez, Charles M.; Sur, Shantanu; Worthy, Amanda; Stupp, Samuel I.: Dynamic Display of Bioactivity through Host-Guest Chemistry. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52 (46), 2013, 12077-12080 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Poolman, Jos M.; Maity, Chandan; Li, Feng; van der Mee, Lars; Minkenberg, Christophe B.; Mendes, Eduardo; van Esch, Jan H.; Eelkema, Rienk: Catalytic control over supramolecular gel formation. Nature Chemistry, 2013, 433-437 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Koot, Mathijs; Wezendonk, Tim A.; Eelkema, Rienk; van Esch, Jan H.: A Self-Assembled Delivery Platform with Post-production Tunable Release Rate. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (31), 2012, 12908-12911 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Brizard, Aurelie M.; van Rijn, Patrick; Stuart, Marc C. A.; Eelkema, Rienk; van Esch, Jan H.: Programmed Morphological Transitions of Multisegment Assemblies by Molecular Chaperone Analogues. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50 (51), 2011, 12285-12289 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Boekhoven, Job; Brizard, Aurelie M.; Kowlgi, Krishna N. K.; Koper, Ger J. M.; Eelkema, Rienk; van Esch, Jan H.: Dissipative Self-Assembly of a Molecular Gelator by Using a Chemical Fuel. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49 (28), 2010, 4825-4828 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )