Bert Buchholz

Universität Rostock, LKV - Lehrstuhl für Kolbenmaschinen und Verbrennungsmotoren


Professional Career

  • Since 2021 – Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technologies at the University of Rostock
  • Since 10/16 – Professorship (Senior Professor) for Piston Machines and Combustion Engines at the University of Rostock
  • 11/08 – 09/16 – Managing director of FVTR Forschungszentrum für Verbrennungsmotoren und Thermodynamik GmbH in Rostock
    Commercially and publicly funded research and development projects for combustion engine manufacturers, exhaust gas treatment system producers and energy companies in co-operation with the University of Rostock
  • 11/02-10/08 – Scientific assistant at the University of Rostock, Chair for Piston Machines and Internal Combustion Engines Research topic: – Joint project EMI-MINI: Experimental analyses of fuel sprays at common rail injectors for heavy fuel diesel engines Teaching activities: – Lecture „Marine Diesel Engines“ – Supervision of project works and diploma thesis research
  • 10/96 – 10/02 – Development engineer at MET Motoren- und Energietechnik GmbH: – Project manager in the fields of marine diesel engines, gas engines and special fuels – Project manager for international R&D projects in marine, offshore and wind turbine technology

Scientific Career

  • 06/14 – 09/16 – Honorary Professor for Marine Diesel Engines at Rostock University
  • Since 2010 – Member in several working groups of FVV e.V. (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungsmotoren) in the fields of combustion engines, fuels and exhaust gas treatment
  • 06/09 – Joachim-Jungius Award of Rostock University
  • Since 11/08 – Lecturer at the University of Rostock: – Lecture „Marine Diesel Engines“ – Supervision of project works and diploma thesis research
  • 10/08 – Doctorate in engineering at the University of Rostock, Title: “Analysis of Injection Sprays from Heavy Fuel Oil Common-Rail Injectors for Medium Speed Diesel Engines”, Rating: Summa cum laude
  • 09/95 – 02/96 – University of Southampton, Great Britain: Project work „Computer Aided Learning Material for Teaching Engineering Design“
  • 09/90 – 10/96 -Mechanical engineering studies at University of Rostock, Faculty of Engineering and Marine Technology Certificate: Diplomingenieur Maschinenbau


  • Since 2019 – President of „AG Großmotoren – CIMAC Germany
  • Since 2018 – Member of consulting committee „Maritime Research“ at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of working group „P2X4A – Power to X for Application“ within VDMA
  • Since 2023 – Member of the Maritime Future Advisory Board of the Local Government Mecklenburg-Vorpommern



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