Professor Esch is Head of the Institute of Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology at the FH Aachen University. He studied Process/Power engineering from the RWTH Aachen University and the University of Las Vegas. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1992 with a dissertation in the field of tribology in internal combustion engines. He has served as an Adjunct Professor for Aerospace Propulsion at RMIT University since 2013. In his teaching and research area, Thermodynamics and Combustion Technology at the FH Aachen, he has set itself the goal of conducting innovative and internationally-recognized teaching and research in the networked system of energy, drive, traffic and the environment and, in particular, to contribute to solving environmental issues.