Prof. Dr. Georg Wachtmeister

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Wachtmeister’s research work focuses on reducing emissions and boosting the efficiency of internal combustion engines. This involves conducting research on new combustion processes with operating parameters that are far beyond the current state of the art. The department has extensive experience in CFD and FEM analysis. In addition to gasoline and diesel engines, natural gas engines are an important focus of his research. Using a test bed engine developed in his department, the frictional forces acting between the piston and piston rings and the cylinder liner can be determined experimentally in a running engine, at high precision and resolution across the crank angle range.

After completing undergraduate studies in general mechanical engineering (1984) and a doctorate (1988) at TUM, Professor Wachtmeister began his career at MAN B&W Diesel AG, starting out as technical manager for thermodynamics. He then became team leader for material strength (4-cycle engines) and manager of the Turbocharger Engineering Department. He was ultimately named senior vice president for 4-cycle engine technology. Professor Wachtmeister has been a full professor at TUM since 2004.


  • Board member, CIMAC (International Council on Combustion Engines) (2001-2007)
  • President, German National CIMAC Committee
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V. (1998-2004)

Tönges Y, Held M, Härtl M, Wachtmeister G, Burger J: "Increasing the energy efficiency in the production of OME fuels by using water‐tolerant synthesis routes". Chemie Ingenieur Technik. 2018; 90(9): 1180-1180.

Uhlig B, Kirner C, Preuss A, Wachtmeister G: "Real-Time Measurement of the Piston Ring Gap Positions and Their Effect on Exhaust Engine Oil Emission". SAE Technical Papers. 2018.


Weber S, Stegmann R, Prager M, Wachtmeister G: "The Effect of Inlet Valve Timing and Engine Speed on Dual Fuel NG-Diesel Combustion in a Large Bore Engine". SAE International Journal of Engines. 2018;  11(1): 229-246.


Oliva A, Wachtmeister G: "Numerical simulation of the multiphase flow phenomena in the crankcase of an internal combustion engine". Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 2017.


Compera Y, Penkert B, Wachtmeister G: "A New Phenomenological Approach to Simulate the Injection Rate of a Diesel Solenoid Valve Injector". SAE Technical Paper. 2016.