Welcome and greetings

from the Conference Chair

We urgently need to undertake actions to meet our ambitious, but essential climate goals. While politicians are following an in vogue perspective on the hydrogen economy, which is powered by wind and PV, this can only be a long-term solution. To make the obvious next steps, there is not necessarily the need for researchers being in an ivory tower. Pragmatic engineering solutions, which make these next steps happen in due time, are desperately needed. ORC power systems research and technology is here the key, by exploiting renewable energies and waste heat sources with increased efficiency. It is definitely a technology which is already a significant contributor for such next steps in the development of current energy systems and a clean-tech solution.

The technology has significantly matured during the years and has become state-of-the-art for many applications. Nevertheless, research needs and innovative industrial solutions are still numerous.

Therefore, we are more than happy to welcome the ORC community to Munich in October 2021! We are looking forward to high-level research contributions ranging from fundamental to applied topics, as well as presentations of the latest products and solutions by the industry at the ORC2021 conference.

See you in October 2021!


Organizing Committee

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Wieland
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Hartmut Spliethoff
Technical University of Munich

Conference Honorary Chairman

Prof. Piero Colonna
TU Delft

Review Chairs

Prof. Sotirios Karellas
National Technical University of Athens

Prof. Sylvain Quoilin
KU Leuven

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Wieland
Technical University of Munich

Review Committee

Kostas Braimakis

National Technical University of Athens, GR

Piero Colonna

Delft University of Technology, NL

Florian Heberle

University of Bayreuth, DE

Piotr Kolasinski

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, PL

Vincent Lemort

University of Liège, BE

Henrik Öhman

Atlas Copco, SE

Alessandro Romagnoli

Nanyang Technological University Singapore, SG

Jürg Schiffmann


Fabian Dawo

Technical University of Munich, DE

Ricardo Chacartegui Ramírez

Universidad de Sevilla, ES

Carlo Maria De Servi

Delft University of Technology, NL

Kamel Hooman

The University of Queensland, AUS

George Kosmadakis

IPTA Demokritos, GR

Christos Markides

Imperial College London, UK

Antonio Pantaleo

Imperial College London, UK

Tryfon Roumpedakis

National Technical University of Athens, GR

Andrea Spinelli

Politecnico di Milano, IT

Davide Ziviani

Purdue University, US

Emiliano Casati

ETH Zürich, CH

Olivier Dumont

University of Liège, BE

Jacek Kalina

Silesian University of Technology, PL

Steven Lecompte

University Ghent, BE

Akio Miyara

Saga University, JP

Roberto Pili

Technical University of Denmark, DK

Christopher Schifflechner

Technical University of Munich, DE

Martin White

City University, UK

Originally planned location


The metropole of Munich is located directly in the heart of Europe. According to recent rankings one of the most livable cities of the world. Not only famous for its beer, but also for its engineering. It is the place where museums and the arts meet technology and science. For every engineer the German Museum of Masterpieces of Science and Technology (Deutsches Museum) is a must.

Technical University of Munich

Founded in 1868 by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the Technical University of Munich focuses on natural sciences, engineering, medicine and social sciences concerning technological issues. With more than 42’000 students it is one of the largest technical universities. The TUM holds the title “University of Excellence” in Germany.  One of its five topic areas is energy and natural resources.

Research Campus Garching

The Research Campus Garching is one of the main Campus of TUM, hosting more than 12.000 students and 6.000 employees of TUM and other research institutions. Its foundation was the neutron source FRM in 1957. The faculty of Mechanical Engineering is located at the Campus since the mid 90s. It is directly located between Munich city center and the Munich airport.