Tim Prangemeier

Tim Prangemeier

PhD student

Schnittspahnstraße 12
64287 Darmstadt

Office: B2/05 112

+49 6151 16-20 886
+49 6151 16-57 241


Tim studied mechanical and process engineering (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and joined the BCS group in January 2017. His background is in fluid mechanics and metrology, originally in the wind tunnel and in-flight measurement setting. Having previously investigated bioinspired unsteady aerodynamics, self-organising systems and microfluidic metrology, Tim has transitioned to microfluidics and experimental design. While he is still interested in fundamental fluid mechanical questions, he is currently working on novel microfluidic components and optimized experimental design within the framework of the LOEWE CompuGene research program (project B-2).


Tim's research interests are focused around developing metrology for single-cell measurements. He is especially interested in optimal-experimental design with both automated measurements and system perturbation methods. This requires the development of novel microfluidic components, automated image processing tools, mathematical modelling, as well as addressing wet lab questions such as controlling organism culture conditions.

Student projects are available in a range of different fields corresponding to the diverse research interests. Topics range from IT, over classical engineering projects to biological investigations. A list of potential topics offered at BCS can be found here.


  • T. Prangemeier, I. Nejati, A. Müller, P. Endres, M. Fratzl, M. Dietzel, Optimized thermoelectric sensitivity measurement for differential thermometry with thermopiles, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 65, 82--89, 2015.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2015.01.018
  • T. Prangemeier, D. Rival, C. Tropea, The manipulation of trailing-edge vortices for an airfoil in plunging motion, Journal of Fluids and Structures 26, 193--204, 2010.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2009.10.003
  • D. Rival, T. Prangemeier, C. Tropea, The influence of airfoil kinematics on the formation of leading-edge vortices in bio-inspired flight, Experiments in Fluids 46, 823--833, 2009.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00348-008-0586-1

Current Student Projects

Elisa Fernandez
(Bachelor Thesis)
Cell Segmentation with Support Vector Machines  
André Françani Cell Segmentation with Convolutional Neural Networks  
Patrick Kitzing
(Bachelor Thesis)
Numerical Simulation of Microfluidic Cell Trapping  
IT Project Group Image Processing Pipeline  
IT Project Group Automation of Experimental Setup  

Completed Student Projects

Gabriela Santos de Souza
(Master Thesis)
Image Processing: Segmentation of Trapped Single Cells 04/2017
Archit Aggarwal
(Bachelor Thesis)
Image Processing: Trap Pattern Detection
(Electrical Engnieering)
Yurii Toma
(Bachelor Thesis)
Image Processing: Trap Pattern Detection
(IT and Mathematics)

Co-Supervised Students

  • Florian Swienty (Bachelor Thesis, Physics)
  • Sarah Riesbeck (wet lab research assistant)

Possible student projects you can find here.

Additional contact information for the Bio-Campus (Schnittspahnstraße 10)

  • Modelling Lab (B1|08): +49 6151 16 20886
  • Wet Lab (B2|03): +49 6151 16 57 244
  • Microscope Lab (B2|03): +49 6151 16 57 57 245