26789 Leer, Germany
Born in 1963, married, 3 children
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hanover
1990 Diploma examinations at the Institut für Kolbenmaschinen (IfKo)
|Degree course:||Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hanover|
|Graduation:||Diploma examinations at the Institut für Kolbenmaschinen (IfKo)|
|1990 - 2010||Employed at the Nordseewerke GmbH shipyard in Emden (later: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems). Tasks included: the development of modern submarine engines, various R+D activities, design project manager (Emden) for the German Marine corvettes, department manager for "cross-divisional tasks" in the area of surface vessel construction|
|Since 2010||Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the shipping faculty at the Hochschule Emden-Leer. Teaching and research in the areas of mechanical engineering, ship operating systems and ship engines. Cooperation in the InterReg project "MariTIM" (LNG Passenger Vessel and Maritime knowledge cooperation) and in the LNG Initiative Nordwest as well as consulting activities on the above topics.|
|Since 2014||Dean of Studies for the faculty|
|Collaboration in various university committees (senate, faculty board …)|
Reasons for my commitment to the Maritime LNG Platform e.V.
I believe that there is a critical need for the development of current ship engines in order to reduce the emission of harmful exhaust gases by the shipping industry. The use of LNG currently seems to be the best solution on the path towards significant improvements with regard to environmentally friendly ship engines. The required technologies are largely available but need to be developed. In addition, LNG technologies also need to be made clear and attractive for potential users, political decision-makers and customers. I want to contribute to this.