Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Küchen

Prof. Dr. Christian Küchen, general manager and member of the Managing Board of the Association of the German Petroleum Industry. Photo: MWV

General manager and member of the Managing Bord of the Association of the German Petroleum Industry

Born in 1962, general manager of the Association of the German Petroleum Industry

Prof. Christian Küchen studied process engineering and holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Clausthal University of Technology (Germany). From 1992 to 1995 he was responsible for the application technology of fuels and fuel test benches at Shell Germany (laboratory for products, applications and development) in Hamburg.

In 1995, Prof. Küchen was appointed technical manager at Institut für Wärme und Oeltechnik (IWO) and became CEO in July 2003. In December 2013, he became spokesman of the Institute. Since March 2015 Prof. Küchen is general manager and member of the Managing Board of the Association of the German Petroleum Industry in Berlin.

Since June 2004, he has been honorary professor at RWTH Aachen University. From December 2005 to January 2015 he was elected president of Eurofuel, the European heating oil association.