Over 35 years ago, Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. e.h. Franz Pischinger laid the foundation for FEV’s success story. During his ongoing commitment he concentrated his efforts not only on growth of the well-known Aachen development service provider but also on research work in his role as the Director of the Institute of Applied Thermodynamics at the RWTH Aachen University. Together with approx. 600 guests, Professor Franz Pischinger celebrated his 85th birthday, as well as the news that he was awarded the 2nd Aachen Engineering Award on September 11. This award is jointly presented by the RWTH Aachen University and the City of Aachen and recognizes Professor Pischinger’s lifetime achievements, which have made a significant and beneficial contribution to the perception and development of the engineering field.
In commemoration of both happenings, FEV hosted a symposium with speakers from the research field, the automotive industry and political dignitaries as well as a festive evening event. Here are some impressions of both events.