Head of Institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan PischingerCopyright: © RWTH Aachen | VKA
Professor Stefan Pischinger finished his mechanical engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University in 1985. Afterwards, he worked as research assistant at Sloan Automotive Laboratory, M.I.T., where he graduated as PhD in 1989. From 1989 to 1997 Professor Pischinger worked at Daimler-Benz (today: Daimler) both in the area of diesel and Otto engines. Since 1997 he is director of the Institute for Thermodynamics and head of the Institute for Combustion engines at RWTH Aachen University. At the same time, Professor Pischinger was appointed member of the board of management of FEV in Aachen in 1997; since 2003 he is president and CEO. Professor Pischinger is member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts since 2010.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Jakob AndertCopyright: © RWTH Aachen | VKA
Professor Andert finished his studies of Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 2006. Afterwards, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Combustion Engines of RWTH Aachen University and graduated as Dr.-Ing. in 2012. After three years as project manager for Electrics/Electrification at FEV GmbH, Professor Andert was appointed as Junior Professor in the field of mechatronic systems for combustion engines.
Dr.-Ing. Marco GüntherCopyright: © RWTH Aachen | VKA
Marco Günther studied mechanical engineering with the focus on combustion engines at RWTH Aachen University and graduated in 2010. Afterwards, he began his work as research assistant at the Institute for Combustion Engines of RWTH Aachen University, where he graduated as Dr.-Ing. in 2015. In 2014, Mr. Günther was appointed as chief engineer.
Dr.-Ing. Marius BöhmerCopyright: © RWTH Aachen | Aachen
Marius Böhmer completed his studies in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in energy technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2014. Afterwards, he worked as a research associate at the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA), where he completed his doctorate in 2017. From 2018 until the beginning of 2021, he worked in industry and took on various management positions. Most recently, Mr Böhmer was employed as department manager of Operations. In February 2021, Marius Böhmer was appointed as chief engineer.
Dipl.-Ing. Bastian LehrheuerCopyright: © RWTH Aachen | VKA
Bastian Lehrheuer graduated in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in 2012. Afterwards, he joined the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA) at RWTH Aachen University as research associate. In July 2018, Mr. Lehrheuer was appointed as chief engineer of the Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA). Moreover, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Cluster of Excellence “Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass” from July 2018 until the end of the funding. Since January 2019, he is COO of the subsequent Cluster of Excellence “The Fuel Science Center“.