Werner Albring was a German expert in flow dynamics who worked in Russia after World War II. Born in Schwelm, Westphalia, he entered the University of Hanover in 1934, studied mechanical engineering, and obtained his doctorate in 1941. Through 1945 he served as a Deputy Manager of the Institute for Aeromechanics and Flight Technology at Hanover University. After the war he agreed to work for the Soviet teams recovering German rocket technology and moved first to the Mittelwerk subterranean V-2 factory, and then to Bleicherode, where he was named department manager for aerodynamics. He and his family were then moved, together with other German rocket specialists, to Gorodomliya Island in the Soviet Union for six years. There he was head of the aerodynamics and advanced projects section, designing winged cruise missile concepts derived from wartime German work on the A9 and Silverbird. Albring was returned to East Germany in 1952 and given a post as a professor at the Technical University of Dresden and as director of the Institute for the Applied Science of Flow Dynamics. Until his retirement in 1979 he led the institute to a position of prominence in flow dynamics, including the flow problems of the turbomachinery and blade cascades. He also authored the standard text book in the field. In the 1980's he published several papers on the ethics of the construction of weaons. Albring was made a member of the GDR's Academy of Sciences in 1959, and received numerous other prizes and awards.
Birth Place: Schwelm.