Artur Pozarlik

Dr. ir. A.K. Pozarlik

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology

Laboratory of Thermal Engineering

P: +31 (0)53 489 2658

F: +31 (0)53 489 3663

P.O.Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands

Description: Artur

Artur Pozarlik is an assistant professor in the Laboratory of Thermal Engineering. In 2002, Artur received his MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Czestochowa University of Technology in Poland. His MSc research (“Numerical simulation of stresses and deformations occurring in stabilizers during the process of bone stretching”) was performed at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland within the EU Socrates-Erasmus program. After graduation, he worked in the industry (TRW Automotive Poland) and at the Czestochowa University of Technology. At the end of 2004, he started a PhD research at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) within the FP6 Marie Curie Research and Training Networks project FLUISTCOM. In 2006, he carried out a three-month research at the German Aerospace Centre. In 2008, he became a UD in the Group of Thermal Engineering; and he received his PhD degree in 2010. The topic of PhD thesis was “Vibro-acoustical instabilities induced by combustion dynamics in gas turbine combustors”.

Artur’s research work is focused on: application of novel fuels for power and heat generation, biomass derived fuels, gas turbines, combustion, atomization, thermo-acoustic instabilities, fluid-structure interaction, acoustics, vibrations, heat transfer, CFD and FEM

Recent research activities:


Pyrolysis oil combustion in (micro-) gas turbines


Atomization of viscous fuels


Pyrolysis oil co-firing in conventional boilers


Blends of bio-oils with alcohols and (bio-) diesel


Fluid-structure interaction in combustion chamber of gas turbines


Thermo-acoustic instabilities


Limit cycle of unstable pressure oscillations


Heavy fuel oil combustion under HiTAC conditions