Ognjan Božić

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ognjan Božić got his doctorate degree at Technical University Braunschweig in 2002 with Dissertation related to CFD modelling of multiphase combustion processes.

Božić is 19 years researcher with German Aerospace Center (DLR)- Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Braunschweig, Germany (up to his retirement in December 2018). The work was focused on solid and hybrid rocket propulsion, aero-thermodynamic and re-entry of space vehicles, aero-space missile flight mechanic, system analysis of space launch systems and electromagnetic accelerators (MHD and RAILGUN). Božić started his teaching as assistant professor in Aerospace at the Mechanical Faculty, University of Sarajevo, Republic B&H and continued at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany (since 2010). At present time is honorary professor teaching space propulsion at TU-BS master studies. He was also involved in many experimental projects such as X-38 Crew Rescue Vehicle (NASA), ESA Expert capsule and SHEFEX 1 suborbital capsule and several feasibility studies like a moon sample return mission (head of the study), MHD propulsion and Ariane 5 Liquid Fly Back Booster (LFBB). His work on system design for booster stages for Ariane 6 and Vega upper stages is of a highest professional quality. He is a member of British Interplanetary Society (BIS, GB), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt (committee supervisor for solid and hybrid propulsion by DGLR-Germany), Adriatic Aerospace Association (Croatia) and corresponding member of International Academy of Astronautics. Božić is also author of 70 scientific papers at international conferences, congresses, referred journals and books.