Dr Jorg Leicher
Teamleader
Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen

Biography

Jörg Leicher (born 1973 in Essen, Germany) studied Mechanical Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and was awarded a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in 2006. After working as a Post-Doc at the Institut Francais du Pétrole – Energies Nouvelles (IFP) in Lyon, France, and a brief stint at ANSYS in Munich, Germany, he joined the German gas research institute GWI (Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V.) in 2009 where he leads the institute’s CFD group.

The focus of his work there is on the modeling of industrial combustion processes and the impact of natural gas quality on end-users in the industrial and power generation sectors, as well as the use of alternative fuels such as biogases, process gases or hydrogen. He is the author of numerous articles on these topics and active in a number of national and international organizations (e. g. IFRF, IGU, Marcogaz, DVGW).