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 Munich 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 Colona

TU Delft, 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

Ricardo Chacartegui Ramírez

Universidad de Sevilla, ES

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

Emiliano Casati

ETH Zürich, CH

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


Davide Ziviani

Purdue University, US

Confe­rence Venue

The conference will take place at the Science Congress Center Munich (SCCM). The SSCM will open in spring 2021 and with modern and state-of-the-art facilities for hosting a conference. The location is directly at the Garching Campus of the Technical University of Munich.


Science Congress Center Munich
Walther-von-Dyck-Straße 10
D-85748 Garching bei München



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.


How to reach Munich

Munich airport (Flughafen München, IATA-Code: MUC) is the second largest international airport in Germany connected to the world by nearly all major international airlines. The airport is located just outside Munich around 30 km in the north of Munich. You can reach the city centre either by public transport or by cab. With the suburban train (S-Bahn) it takes around 40 minutes to reach the city centre. More information can be found here. The Airport-City-Day-Ticket costs (in 2020) 13 €. The cab drive takes around 30 minutes.


Both, the central train station (Hauptbahnhof München) and central bus station (ZOB Hackerbrücke) are located directly within the city centre of Munich. Munich is well connected with most of the other major cities in Central Europe by bus and train.

How to reach the conference venue

The conference venue is located at the Research Campus Garching and is directly connected to the public transport system. The name of the subway station is Garching Research Center (Garching Forschungszentrum).


The conference venue can be either reached by public transport or by cab (around 25 minutes).


The conference venue is easily reachable by the metro line U6, heading in the direction of Garching-Forschungszentrum. The conference venue is located directly at the end of the line at the terminal station Garching-Forschungszentrum. 

Further general information about the public transport in Munich, including connection times and ticket pricing can be found at the official City portal and public transport operator.

Practical Information


The ORC2021 organisers have negotiated special rates for two hotels located directly next to the venue where the conference takes place. Further details about this arrangement will be published here at the beginning of 2021.

Since an international trade fair is expected to take place in Munich in parallel to our conference, we recommend booking your accommodation well in advance.


Every international visitor should check with his or her local consulate regarding visa and entry regulations for Germany. Please do this well in advance of the conference. If you require a letter of invitation to ORC2021 as a part of a visa application, please submit a written request to the conference secretariat via email no later than July 30th, 2021.

Note 1: Some countries have special requirements for the visa letter in addition to the standard information provided. Please check with your local consulate for any additional requirements to attend ORC2019, and include these in your e-mail request.

Note 2: Due to European law visa- and Invitation letters will only be sent to you AFTER registration and confirmed payment of the conference fee. In this case, a refund is unfortunately not possible.

A detailed description of the cancellation policy will be published here soon.


No vaccinations are required when entering Germany from any other country. However, due to the current COVID19 situation, short-term amendments may occur.


The local currency is Euro (divided into 100 cents). International credit cards are accepted in  most hotels in Germany. However, in supermarkets or smaller shops, international credit cards are not always accepted.


Germany uses a voltage of 230 V and a frequency of 50 Hz. In Germany the power plugs and sockets are of type F.  This socket also works with plug C and plug E.


The organizers cannot be held responsible for injury to conference attendees or for damage to or loss of their personal belongings, regardless of the cause. Attendees are advised to make their own insurance arrangements when travelling abroad.