Prof. Dr. Andonaq Lamani Londo

Current professional background

I currently hold the title of full Professor at the energy department of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania. I have held this title since 1980. There I teach Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machinery, Internal Combustion Engines, and Fluid Power. I’m leader of the scientific research group at Energy department for the above scientific field.

Field of research

Turbomachinery; Energy efficiency; Fluid Power; Fluid Mechanics; Internal Combustion Engines; and renewable energy.

Purpose of your last research visit

My last visit to the University of Siegen was in July 2017. Once again, the Department of Energy at the Polytechnic University of Tirana organised, under the direction of the University of Siegen, a summer school in the field of energy and energy efficiency. During the summer school, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolus met about 40 researchers and students from Germany, Albania, the United States, and China over three days. Students and young researchers from these countries discussed their work in the fields of turbine power and energy efficiency. This activity was funded by the Erasmus+ program and organised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolus. Mechanical engineering students from Siegen and Albania, who spent the summer semester at the University of Siegen on the Erasmus program, shared their ideas through lectures and poster presentations and discussed current energy issues. The first “Energy” summer school took place in Tirana in 2012. At that time everyone involved had great interest in repeating this success. We were able to do so, this time in Siegen, in July 2017.

Relation to the University of Siegen and the local host

My first visit was in November 1996 for two months after I had received a DAAD scholarship to work with at the University of Siegen’s Institute for Fluid und Thermodynamics. Since my first time in Siegen, I have gained exchange
experience not only in teaching, but also in scientific research with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolus and his group. This was the greatest experience I have had while working with professors and institutions outside of Albania.

Future projects and Activities

Our future plans naturally follow from our research efforts in the past and present in the field of renewable energy, we will continue to write joint publications in future years. I and my assistant Ardit Gjeta recently met with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carolus in Darmstadt, in April 2018 at the International Conference “On Fan Noise, Aerodynamics, Applications and systems“ where we presented a paper together. I hope that our common research work will continue not just through continued joint participation in EU and German-funded research projects, but also in joint research in areas of mutual interest.

Impressions of Siegen

I consider Siegen to be my second city, after Tirana, where I grew up and became an engineer. There is an excellent climate of cooperation at the Chair of Hydrokinetic Flow Machines, under the lead of the erudite Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Carolus.

I found the people of Siegen to be polite, warm, and always willing to help guests overcome any issues they might have during their visit.

I miss Siegen’s beer, fresh summer, spring flowers of many colors, and above all, my friends. I hope to one day return for another visit to Siegen.