Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Trapp

has held the professorship in Vehicle Propulsion Systems at the Institute of Energy and Propulsion Technology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since April 1, 2018.

In his research and teaching, Prof. Trapp deals with both classical internal combustion engines and alternative propulsion systems. His research topics range from future fuels, new combustion methods and hybrid powertrains to fuel cells.

Prof. Trapp has many years of professional experience in these fields: Until the end of February 2018, Prof. Trapp was employed at General Electric where he was responsible for the development of thermodynamics, control engineering and exhaust emission control of Jenbacher and Waukesha industrial gas engines with very high degrees of efficiency. In this capacity, he also assisted international corporations in pre-competitive research projects. Before that, Prof. Trapp was involved in the development of automotive and motorcycle engines, for example, as the chief engineer at Ricardo, as the head of the combustion team at Bosch, as a development engineer at the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart.

Prof. Trapp is the author and co-author of numerous contributions to international conferences (CIMAC World Congress, Vienna Motor Symposium, The Working Process of the Internal Combustion Engine, etc.) and of textbooks such as the Diesel Engine Manual.

Department of Mechanical Engineering (in German)