1994 …2024

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The research of Professor Spliethoff (b. 1960) focuses on the development and optimization of central and decentralized energy conversion systems and plants. Through a combination of theory and experimentation, he explores ways to improve the efficiency and flexibility of thermal power plants, convert solid fossil fuels and biomass, capture carbon dioxide and improve the efficiency of low temperature heat conversion.

After studying mechanical engineering at the Universities of Kaiserslautern and Stuttgart, Prof. Spliethoff did his doctorate (1992) and lecturer qualification (1999) in Stuttgart. Prior to his appointment as full professor at TUM, he was professor and Chair of Energy Technology at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, until 2004. He is Scientific Director of Department 1 of the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE). Prof. Spliethoff is a member of the advisory council of the Association of Large Power Plant Operators (VGB). Since 2004, he has served as Superintendent of Research at the International Flame Research Foundation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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