Prof. Volker Sick

Member of the Clean Circles Scientific Advisory Board

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor for Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan / DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research / Director, Global CO2 Initiative


Expert in research on CO2 transformation for sustainable products


  • Accelerating deployments of CO2 utilization technologies
  • Expert on optical diagnostics for internal combustion processes
  • Decarbonization solutions to help address the climate crisis
  • Optical measurement techniques for studies of mass and energy transfer
2021 – pres. Associate Editor Frontiers in Climate – negative Emissions Technologies
2021 Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Lecture Award
2018 President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education
2018 Fellow of the Combustion Institute
2017–2018 Chair of the Academic Advisory Board, FISITA
2015 Internal Combustion Engine Award, ASME
2012 SAE International Leadership Citation
2008 The Silver Combustion Medal of The Combustion Institute
2007 Fellow of SAE International
2006–2018 Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
Member of the Editorial Board for Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
since 2019 DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research (University of Michigan, USA)
since 2013 Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (University of Michigan, USA)
2012–2018 Associate Vice President for Research, Engineering and Nat. Sciences (University of Michigan)
2007–2012 Faculty Advisor to International Programs, College of Engineering (University of Michigan, USA)
since 2005 Professor for Mechanical Engineering (University of Michigan, USA)
1997–2005 Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Michigan, USA)
1997 Habilitation (University of Heidelberg)