Prof. Dr.-Ing. Viktor Scherer has been teaching at the Ruhr University in Bochum since 2000. He currently holds the Chair of Energy Plant Technology. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, where he received his doctorate in 1989 and subsequently worked as a research assistant. In 1990 Viktor Scherer moved to the energy and automation technology group Asea Brown Boveri, where he worked in various positions. Now 61, he was awarded the VGB Innovation Award for his findings in the field of power and heat generation. He also turns the attention of his department to new topics. For example, Dr. Martin Müller from Forschungszentrum Jülich has been giving a lecture on electrochemical energy converters, i.e. electrolysis for hydrogen generation and fuel cell technology, since this semester.
Ruhr University, Bochum
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is currently one of the ten largest universities in Germany with 43,015 students. The RUB was the first university to be founded in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1962 (with the start of teaching operations in 1965) and has been a progressive, reformist university from the outset. Well-known graduates of the RUB are Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, former Minister for Construction and Transport in NRW and current State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy Oliver Wittke, as well as Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag for many years. In addition, the former council chair of the Lutheran Church of Germany Margot Kässmann and the musician Herbert Grönemeyer studied there.