Diploma in physics, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany, 1989. Doctor rerum naturalium, Georg August University, Göttingen, Germany, 1992. Habilitation, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany, 2006.
His research and teaching area is closed-loop flow control for transport systems Focus is placed on machine learning control and model-based nonlinear control using reduced-order modelling and nonlinear (attractor) closures. Currently investigated configurations include wakes, mixing layers, jets, combustor mixing and aerodynamic flows around cars and airplanes.
Another main area is thermodynamic formalisms for turbulence modeling.
He received his degree as diplom physicist from the Georg-August-University, Göttingen, in 1989. He stayed on to receive his physics doctorate in 1992 under Helmut Eckelmann.
In the sequel, he had positions at the Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, the German Aerospace Center, Göttingen, the Göttingen University, and the United Technologies Research Center (East Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America) before he joined the Berlin Institute of Technology. There, Professor Noack has headed the group "Reduced-Order Modelling for Flow Control" at the School V "Transport and Machine Systems".
Currently, he is Director of Research National Center for Scientific Research at Institut Pprime, Poitiers, France and Professor at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany.