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Oel-Waerme-Institut (OWI), affiliated institute of RWTH Aachen University

OWI provides research services investigating and developing concepts and new technologies for heat and power generation on a basis of fossil and renewable fuels. It aims at developing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly products which are marketable. At the same time, OWI cooperates closely with industrial partners and research institutes and sees itself as an mediator between fundamental and applied research. OWI is a non-profit organisation and an acknowledged institute affiliated to RWTH Aachen University.

Research Topics

Fuels and Lubricants
Fuel Cell Systems
Heat and High-temperature Engineering
Energy System Technology
Modelling and Simulation
Design and Manufacturing
Technical Infrastructure


Joint IGCS-DST Project on Composition-Property-Performance Relationship of Biodiesel Fuels of Indian and German Origin for use in Combustion Engines and Burners.

Principal Investigator (PI): Prof. Pramod S. Mehta, Dept of Mech. Engg, IIT Madras, Co-Investigator: Dr. K. Anand, Dept of Mech. Engg, IIT Madras,  German Collaborator: Dr. Roy Hermanns, OWI-Institute affiliated with RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Co-organizer of IGCS Winter School 2016 at IIT Madras