Dr. Hans-Georg Pagendarm

school in Sprockhövel

primary education

I was born 1954 in Hagen in Westphalia, Germany and raised in a small town named Sprockhövel. This is where I went to school.

In the nearby medieaval town of Hattingen I received my first education at the "Gymnasium Waldstrasse".


At the Ruhr-Universität in Bochum I studied mechanical engineering and finished with a diploma (which is equivalent to a master's degree in the US).
von Karman Institute

In 1980 I received another diploma in the field of Aeronautics/Aerospace at the von Karman Instituts für Fluid Mechanik in Bruxelles, Belgium. This qualified to start a carreer as a scientist at the University of Bochum.

university carreer

Since 1980 through 1985 I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Thermo- and Fluiddynamics at the Ruhr-Unversity of Bochum researching problems in air-conditioning as well as aerodynamics of delta wings. During this time I aquired a whole lot of experience in measurement techniques, signal processing, laser technologies, numerical simulation, computer communications and computer graphics.
I finished my ph.d. in 1985.


Since 1985 I am a scientist at DLR, the German Aerospace Center. I worked on the numerical simulation of flows through water power plants. I started to build a workstation cluster including compute server in the Institute of Theoretical Fluid Mechanics of DLR. I was head of a group for software technology. The research done in this group contributes to the areas of computer graphics and visualization and applications on the internet. The group enjoys an international reputation.
German-Dutch Windtunnels

Head of the IT and Measurement-Techniques Section

I just accepted a new challenging job at DNW, the German Dutch Windtunnels. DNW is partly owned by DLR and the Section for IT and Measurement-Techniques at Göttingen is within the DLR site. Find out more on my professional Homepage
Georg August University


Winterterms 2001-2002, Thurdays 4-6 p.m.
HS 2, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Göttingen

Course on Scientific Visualization

earlier courses

Uni-Göttingen, 2000
University of Manchester, UK, 1999
Instituto per la Applicatione de Calcolo, CNR, Roma, 1994
Delft University of Technology, NL, 1992
Rutherford Appleton Lab, Oxfordshire, UK, 1992
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, B, 1991 u. 1989
University of Boulder, Colorado, 1990
Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, D, 1982-84


I was DLR's responsible in international projects such ase:
(European Aeronautic Supercomputing Network),
(Pilot Application on a Gigabit European Integrated Network, demonstrated on CeBit 93, ILA and Le Bourget Airshow),

Sun User Group Deutschland e.V.

other professional activities

I am co-founder of the Sun User Group in Germany (for several years a co-chair).
Java User Group Deutschland

Presently I am chairing the JAVA User Group in Germany
Eurographics Association

I am Chairman of the Visualization Working Group of EUROGRAPHICS and for many years now a member of the program committee of the Eurographics Visualization Symposium.VisSymp 2002
IEEE Visualization Conference

For many years now I am helping to organize the IEEE-Visualization Conference being a member of the Conference Committee or presently a member of the Program Committee.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

I am a reviewer for scientific journals such as TVCG, Computer Graphics Forum or Future Generations Computing Systems and I was Guesteditor of the July 1998 Issue of CG&A.