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Our Team

Meet our Team

We understand ourselves and work together as a singular large team. It comprises about 20 colleagues, many of them engineers, several technicians and mechanics as well as chemists. We are organized into seven sub-teams led by the respective team leads:

Executive board

Dr.-Ing. Martin Reißig


Martin studied mechanical engineering at University of Rostock and started his professional career at FVTR. He switched from a team lead position to CEO in 2016. Analytical skills and persistence in finding solutions for any given issue make him the perfect reference and discussion partner for our customers.

Scientific Staff

Dr.-Ing. Martin Theile

Team Lead Applied Thermodynamics

Martin is a University of Rostock graduate and wrote his doctorate thesis about the simulation of cyclic variations of SI engine processes. He is most comfortable using numerical tools to solve any kind of thermofluiddynamic issues and as thus is responsible for the Applied Thermodynamics team.

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Pinkert

Team Lead Fuel Injection Analysis

Fabian is our expert for injection systems and optical measurement methods. He graduated at the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg and received his doctorate for designing our large engine spray chamber and analyzing the influence of nozzle hole geometries on spray break-up. He is one of our most creative heads and likes to face the challenges of custom optical measurement systems.

M.Sc. Conrad Gierow

Team Lead Energy System Simulation

As the head of our Energy System Simulation team, Conrad is adept in modeling all kinds of on- and offshore energy systems. He studied mechanical engineering in Rostock and specialized in simulating complex energy systems, ranging from small buildings over production facilities up to large-scale power plants and even entire cruise ships.

Dr. rer. nat. Ulrike Schümann

Team Lead Fuels and Lubricants Research

Ulrike is our leading chemist. She studied chemistry in Greifswald and did her doctorate about analytic methods with regard to environmental chemistry. Since 1999 she is working at the fuel and lubricants laboratory at the Chair of Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines of University of Rostock and supports us with her expertise since the very beginning of 2007. What colleagues and customers alike appreciate with Ulrike is her very thorough attitude to her work and her readiness to help.

Dipl.-Ing. Karsten Schleef

Team Lead Experimental Engine Research

Karsten is our organizational talent when it comes to test beds and engines  - the larger the better. He graduated at University of Rostock and specialized in gas engines and all the tiny bits of infrastructure you need to operate them in a scientific background.

Dr.-Ing. Javid Safarov

Team Lead Thermophysical Properties

Javid is our long time expert for anything related to measuring and modeling thermophysical properties of liquids and vapors. This ranges from seawater of the Mariana Trench to diesel fuel at pressures up to 4'000 bar and does not stop at ionic liquids. Javid has a seemingly unlimited diligence and patience with his measuring instruments and is not happy with anything less than highest precision.

Dr.-Ing. Robert Bank

Team Lead Exhaust Gas Treatment

Roberts expertise lies in the field of exhaust gas treatment systems and processes. He graduated at University of Rostock, his PhD thesis is about the chemistry inside SCR catalysts. Ask him about Langmuir-Hinshelwood and Knudsen effects and he will take you through the extraordinary world of modern exhaust treatment systems.