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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 six sub-teams led by the respective team leads.

Executive board

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Drescher


Martin 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 research single cylinder engines and all the tiny bits of infrastructure you need to operate them in a scientific background. Martin loves kiting as much as he loves engines, so he is not unhappy to have a working place in beach proximity. He became CEO in 2022.

Martin Theile

Dr.-Ing. Martin Theile


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. He was appointed CEO in 2022.

Scientific Staff

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.

Dr.-Ing. Felix Dahms

Team Lead Energy System Simulation

Felix is the head of our Energy System Simulation team. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Rostock and wrote his PhD thesis on dynamic modelling of maritime propulsion systems. His experience in the experimental as well as the simulative field allows him to understand both "sides" and to transform real-world problems into first-class numerical models.

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.

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.