Yanyan Huang


Degree: Master, ETH Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland


CFD Simulations
Flow Visualisation
Ansys CFX


Professional experience for Yanyan Huang

  • Current 1 year and 4 months, since Jul 2020

    R&D Engineer

    ABB Power Grids Switzerland AG

    Responsible for development of fluid-dynamic, thermodynamic and dielectric simulation methodologies using various in-house and commercial simulation tools (Ansys Fluent, Maxwell, etc.) Strong focus on research and development of generator circuit breakers and high-voltage interrupters Implementation of thermodynamic simulations using combination of 3D CFD and 1D thermal network Technical support to business acquisitions and customer projects

  • 4 years and 10 months, Sep 2015 - Jun 2020

    R&T Engineer

    Autoneum Holding AG

    Responsible for fluid dynamic and thermo dynamic simulations from preprocessing (Siemens NX and Hypermesh) to modelling using StarCCM+ and TAITherm to postprocessing using Python. Evaluation, implementation and testing of innovative simulation methodologies in the field of aerodynamics, multiphase flow and fluid structure interaction. Acquiring and managing customer projects with respect to time planning, budgeting and project tracking.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Sep 2012 - May 2015

    Aerodynamics Engineer

    Akademischer Motorsportverein Zürich (AMZ)

    Development of an aerodynamic package for an electric Formula Student race car, which competes at races in Silverstone, Hockenheim and Red Bull Ring. I'm part of the aerodynamic team and my work includes: - Building a CFD Model using Star-CCM+ - Wind tunnel testing at RUAG Aviation with moving floor and boundary layer suction - Optimizing CFD model using wind tunnel measurements Results - 1st place at Silverstone - 1st place at Red Bull Ring - 2nd place at Hockenheim - World ranking number 1

Educational background for Yanyan Huang

  • 2 years, Sep 2012 - Aug 2014

    Mechanical Engineering, Focus on Aerospace Engineering

    ETH Zurich

    Master in Mechanical Engineering with Focus on Aerospace Engineering and Energy and Flows. Master Thesis - "Modelling a Large-scale Wind Tunnel powered by two Counter-rotating Propellers using OpenFOAM"

  • 4 years, Sep 2008 - Aug 2012

    Mechanical Engineering

    ETH Zurich

    Bachelor Thesis: "Optimization of a Under Water Robot" in cooperation with Mariner 3S.


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • Chinese



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