Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Michael Meister, MSc


Research Interests


-Modelling and System Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants (Coupling Hydraulics with Process-Based Wastewater Treatment Models)
-Computational Fluid Dynamics, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method
-Hydraulics (Channel and Pipe Flows, Hydraulic Control Systems, Hydraulic Mixing of Reactors)

2017 - present
Junior Professor - MCI - The Entrepreneurial School, Department of Environmental, Process- & Energy Engineering

2015 - 2017
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - University of Innsbruck, Unit of Environmental Engineering

2012 - 2015
Scientific Assistant (University Assistant) - University of Innsbruck, Unit of Environmental Engineering

2012
Teaching Assistant - Imperial College London

2012 - 2013
Lecturer - University of Innsbruck, Institute of Mathematics

2016
Consulting: Association for sewage treatment Achental – Inntal – Zillertal: Mixing of anaerobic digesters

2012 - 2015
Modelling of Wastewater Treatment Plants, Computational Fluid Dynamics - University of Innsbruck, Unit of Environmental Engineering (Doctor of Technical Sciences with Distinction)

2011 - 2012
Master Studies in Physics - Imperial College London (Master of Science with merit)

2008 - 2011
Bachelor Studies in Physics - University of Innsbruck (Bachelor of Science)

MCI - The Entrepreneurial School(English for Lecturers)

MCI - The Entrepreneurial School(Leadership training)

University of Innsbruck( Course on Patent Law and Copyright)

Imperial College London(Advanced English Language Course)

Advanced Water Resources and Water Treatment - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Groundwater and Water Reuse - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Advanced Air Treatment - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Current Industrial Projects - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Current Research Projects - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Interdisciplinary Projects - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Mathematics 1 - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Numerical Analysis - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Numerical Analysis - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Technical Physics 1 - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Literature Seminar - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Academic Writing - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Master Seminar - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Electrical Engineering Laboratory - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Control Engineering - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

Measurement Techniques - Imperial College London, Management Center Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck

2017
City of Innsbruck
Science award of the city of Innsbruck for research and innovation at MCI

2014
University of Innsbruck, Faculty of Technical Sciences
Award for extraordinary success in the doctoral programme technical sciences

2012
University of Innsbruck, Office for International Relations
Award for Academic Work at the Imperial College London

2011
University of Innsbruck
Award for Extraordinary Success in the Undergraduate Programmes of Physics and Technical Mathematics

  • Winkler, Daniel; Rezavand, Massoud; Meister, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2019): gpuSPHASE—A shared memory caching implementation for 2D SPH using CUDA (version update). In: Computer Physics Communications 235, S. 514 - 516.
  • Rezavand, Massoud; Winkler, Daniel;Sappl, Johannes; Seiler, Laurent; Meister, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2019): A fully-Lagrangian computational model for the integration of mixing and biochemical reactions in anaerobic digestion. In: Computers and Fluids 181, S. 224 - 235.
  • Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Ebner, Christian; Pümpel, Thomas; Rauch, Wolfgang (2018): Mixing non-Newtonian flows in anaerobic digesters by impellers and pumped recirculation. In: Advances in Engineering Software 115C, pp. 194-203.
  • Winkler, Daniel; Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Rauch, Wolfgang (2017): gpuSPHASE—A shared memory caching implementation for 2D SPH using CUDA. In: Computer Physics Communications 213, S. 165 - 180.
  • Meister, Michael; Winkler, Daniel; Rezavand, Massoud; Rauch, Wolfgang (2017): Integrating hydrodynamics and biokinetics in wastewater treatment modelling by using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. In: Computers & Chemical Engineering 99C, S. 1 - 12.
  • Meister, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2016): Wastewater treatment modelling with smoothed particle hydrodynamics. In: Environmental Modelling & Software 75, pp. 206 - 211.
  • Meister, Michael; Fleischhacker, Nikolaus; Rauch, Wolfgang (2015): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics - partikelbasierte Strömungsberechnung zur Anwendung in der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. In: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft 67/3-4, pp. 148 - 152.
  • Meister, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2015): Modelling aerated flows with smoothed particle hydrodynamics. In: Journal of Hydroinformatics 17/4, pp. 493 - 504.
  • Meister, Michael; Burger, Gregor; Rauch, Wolfgang (2014): On the Reynolds number sensitivity of smoothed particle hydrodynamics. In: Journal of Hydraulic Research 52/6, pp. 824 - 835.

  • Meister, Michael (2016): Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Urban Water Management. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP) (= Forum Umwelttechnik und Wasserbau, 21). ISBN 978-3-903122-06-2

  • Sitzenfrei, Robert; Kleidorfer, Manfred; Meister, Michael; Burger, Gregor; Urich, Christian; Mair, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2014): Scientific Computing in Urban Water Management. In: Hofstetter, Günter: Computational Engineering. Dordrecht - Heidelberg - London - New York - Berlin: Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-05932-7, pp. 173 - 193.

  • Meister, Michael; Winkler, Daniel; Boyle-Gotla, Apra (2019): Development and application of smoothed particle hydrodynamics for wastewater treatment and water management. In: E-proceedings of the 38th IAHR World Congress "Water - Connecting the World". 1 - 6 September, 2019, Panama City, Panama. Madrid: International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), ISBN 978-90-824846-0-1, pp. 1 - 8.
  • Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Winkler, Daniel; Rauch, Wolfgang (2016): A GPU-Compatible Scheme for Coupling SPH to Process-Based Wastewater Treatment Models. In: Proceedings of the 11th SPHERIC International Conference. München: Technische Universität München, ISBN 9-783000-533587, pp. 305 - 312.
  • Rezavand, Massoud; Meister, Michael; Winkler, Daniel; Rauch, Wolfgang; Taeibi-Rahni, Mohammed (2016): A simple ISPH algorithm for two-phase flows with high density ratios. In: Proceedings of the 11th SPHERIC International Conference. München: Technische Universität München, ISBN 9-783000-533587, pp. 61 - 68.
  • Winkler, Daniel; Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Rauch, Wolfgang (2016): SPHASE—Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Wastewater Treatment. In: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016. Water, Wastewater and Stormwater and Urban Watershed Symposium. Reston: American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), ISBN 978-0-7844-7988-9, pp. 303 - 311.
  • Bergmeister, Christoph; Meister, Michael; Winkler, Daniel; Rauch, Wolfgang (2015): Reducing the Particle Refinement Error of the Density Summation and the Kernel Gradient. In: Proceeding of the 10th SPHERIC International conference. Parma: Universitá degli Studi di Parma.
  • Meister, Michael; Bergmeister, Christoph; Winkler, Daniel; Rauch, Wolfgang (2015): Activated sludge modelling with smoothed particle hydrodynamics. In: E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress "Deltas of the Future and what happens upstream". 28 June - 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands. Madrid: International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), ISBN 978-90-824846-0-1, pp. 1 - 5.
  • Meister, Michael; Fleischhacker, Nikolaus; Rauch, Wolfgang (2014): Anwendung von Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. In: Aqua Urbanica 2014. Misch- und Niederschlagswasserbehandlung im urbanen raum. Wien: Österreichischer Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaftsverband (ÖWAV), ISBN 978-3-902978-28-8.
  • Meister, Michael; Rauch, Wolfgang (2014): Simulating Rising Bubble Problems with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. In: Proceedings of the IMA Conference on Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Systems, 10-12 Sept 2014, Bristol. Essex: Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, pp. 1 - 9.

    Meister, Michael: Studieren am MCI Management Center Innsbruck. Vortrag im Rahmen von Startschuss Abi München, München, 24. Februar 2018.

    Impeller induced mixing of anaerobic digesters. Innsbruck, 19. November 2018.

    Numerische Simulationen zur Beschreibung der Durchmischung von Faultürmen. Forschungskooperationstreffen Abwasserverband Achental-Inntal-Zillertal, Strass, 09. Jänner 2017.

    Numerical simulation of the impeller induced mixing of non-Newtonian flows in anaerobic digesters. School of Civil Engineering, Leeds, 26. Juni 2017.

    Meister, Michael: Assets and Drawbacks of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Urban Water Management. Workshop der Süddeutschen Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Stuttgart, 15. November 2016.

    Duncan, Borman Co-AutorInnen: Meister, Michael: Coupling biokinetic and hydrodynamic models for wastewater process modelling. Modelling techniques for optimising wastewater treatment plant performance, Leeds, 21. April 2016.

    Rauch, Wolfgang Co-AutorInnen: Meister, Michael: Smoothed particle hydrodynamics - an innovative method for solving fluid dynamics problems in urban water management. IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Brisbane, 09. Oktober 2016.

    A GPU-Compatible Scheme for Coupling SPH to Process-Based Wastewater Treatment Models. 11th SPHERIC International Conference, Garching, 16. Juni 2016.

    Rezavand, Massoud Co-AutorInnen: Meister, Michael; Winkler, Daniel; Rauch, Wolfgang: A simple ISPH algorithm for two-phase flows with high density ratios. 11th SPHERIC International Conference, Garching, 14. Juni 2016.

    Vortragende/r: Winkler, Daniel Co-AutorInnen: Meister, Michael; Rezavand, Massoud; Rauch, Wolfgang: SPHASE - Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Wastewater Treatment. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2016, West Palm Beach, FL, 23.05.2016.

    Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Wastewater Treatment - Coupling CFD to Process-Based Biokinetic Wastewater Treatment Models. School of Civil Engineering, Leeds, 12. Jänner 2016.

    Process control in wastewater treatment plants. Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), Innsbruck, 21.11.2016.

    Activated sludge modelling with smoothed particle hydrodynamics. 36th IAHR World Congress (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research) - "Deltas of the Future and what happens upstream", Den Haag, 29.06.2015.

    Reducing the Particle Refinement Error of the Density Summation and the Kernel Gradient. 10th SPHERIC International Conference, Parma, 17. Juni 2015.

    Anwendung von Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft. Aqua Urbanica 2014 "Misch- und Niederschlagswasserbehandlung im urbanen Raum", Innsbruck, 24. Oktober 2014.

    Simulating Rising Bubble Problems with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. IMA Conference on Mathematical Modelling of Fluid Systems, Bristol, 10. September 2014.

    Multiphase Simulations of Activated Sludge Basins with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics. Computational Fluid Dynamics for Dispersed Multiphase Flows IV, München, 03. April 2014.

    Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Urban Water Management. SPH Symposium Innsbruck, Innsbruck, 18.12.2013.

  • Meister, Michael: Fragezeichen Yachtrevue: Warum kann ein Segelboot schneller als der Wind werden?

2019 - 2022
OptiFaul - Improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by optimizing the digester mixing - OptiFaul - Improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by optimizing the digester mixing - Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, KPC GmbH

2018 - 2020
OPTFAUL - Optimization of the energy input for the mixing of anaerobic digesters - OPTFAUL - Optimization of the energy input for the mixing of anaerobic digesters - Tyrolean Science Fund

2018 - 2020
CFD Coating - Entwicklung und Optimierung des Diamant 4.0 Beschichtungsprozesses für industrielle Anwendungen - CFD Coating - Entwicklung und Optimierung des Diamant 4.0 Beschichtungsprozesses für industrielle Anwendungen - Tyrol Innovation Fund

2015 - 2018
SPHAUL - Integrated modeling of anaerobic digestion with smoothed particle hydrodynamics - SPHAUL - Integrated modeling of anaerobic digestion with smoothed particle hydrodynamics - Austrian Research Promotion Agency

2014 - 2018
SPHASE - Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Activated Sludge Engine - SPHASE - Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Activated Sludge Engine - FWF Austrian Science Fund

2018
Jury member for evaluation of research

2015 - present
Reviewer for scientific journals

Robin Florian (2019): Laborversuch zur Optimierung der Durchmischung von Faultürmen mittels Umwälzung

Robin Florian (2018): Durchmischung von Faultürmen durch Umwälzung: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit

Piber Christoph (2018): Anforderungen an eine effiziente Durchmischung in Faultürmen

Fellner Werner (2019): Abwärmenutzung kommunaler Abwässer mittels einer CO2 Wärmepumpe und Ermittlung des CO2 Reduktionspotentials



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