Since 1998 the Future Workshop Electrofluidsystems was a promoter of interdisciplinary cooperative research activities among national and international academic, industrial and government scientists in the aerospace and plasma sciences communities. Furthermore, the particular effort was to foster the public recognition of the field of plasma aerodynamics with its important relevance in an advanced society with increasing environmental awareness.
In 1998 Dr. Robert Rubinstein from the former Institute for Computer Applications in Sciences and Engineering asked in an on-line publication "Could a 747 equipped with a suitable plasma generator really fly supersonically?" His following comment was "We still don't know with certainty, but the natural interest in this remarkable possibility with its extraordinary commercial implications should motivate further research into the aerodynamics of weakly ionized gases."
In 2000, Berkant Goeksel graduated in aerospace engineering. His thesis paper was a scientific study of Experiments to Flow Control by Means of Electric Fields on the Airfoil E338. New results and developments from the soon to be finished doctoral dissertation thesis with the topic Atmospheric Plasma Actuators for Active Flow Control at Low Reynolds Numbers showed new applications and attracted the attention of aerospace and process engineering companies.
In 2012, Electrofluidsystems was reorganized as Ingenieurbüro (IB) Göksel (Engineering Office Goeksel) and went back to its roots as Future Workshop. The goal of Electrofluidsystems is to become a Center of Excellence for basic and applied research in the fields of electrofluiddynamics in Germany and Europe. Private and industrial investors are invited to contact.