Dr. Kai Schüller

Dr. Kai Schüller


Software Engineer at SCISYS GmbH Bochum, Germany



Advisor / Co. Advisor

Dr. Kowalski / Prof. Behr

Thesis Title

Computational Modeling of Close-contact Melting Processes



Close-contact Melting - Process Insights and Relevance for Ice Exploration


AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkelstr. 2
D-52062 Aachen

Office: room 431 a (Rogowski building, 4th floor)
Phone: + 49(0)241 80 99 138
Fax: +49(0)241 80 628 498
Email: schueller@aices.rwth-aachen.de


06/2015 - 05/2018 Doctoral student at AICES Graduate School, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
03/2013 - 02/2015 Master of Science at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
09/2008 - 04/2013 Bachelor of Engineering at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Research Interests

Melting probe technology
Phase change processes
Thermal control
Spaceflight dynamics


Schüller, K., Julia Kowalski, and P. Råback. Curvilinear melting–A preliminary experimental and numerical study. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 92 (2016): 884-892.


Kai Schüller, Julia Kowalski (poster): Simulation of close-contact melting induced migration, AC.CES, Aachen, Germany (2015)
Kai Schüller: Entwicklung einer Simulationsmethode zur Beschreibung des Einschmelzverhaltens von Wärmequellen, Kompetenzplattform Bioengineering, Jülich, Germany (2013)
Kai Schüller, Julia Kowalski (poster): Thermal Simulations of the Maneuverable Ice Exploration Probe IceMole, 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA (2013)


Development of a finite element model to describe the dynamic behavior of the maneuverable ice exploration probe IceMole, 2015, Master's thesis
Thermalsimulation des IceMole-Kopfes in Elmer, 2013, Bachelor's thesis