Volker Sick

Volker Sick
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research
Director, Global CO2 Initiative

Address

2007
AL (W.E. Lay Auto Lab)

1231 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2133


Phone
(734) 647-9607

Degrees

Habilitation Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, 1997
Doctorate, University of Heidelberg, 1992

Research Interests

Accelerating deployments of CO2-utilization technologies that will innovate existing infrastructure and manufacturing processes, thereby finding sustainable decarbonization solutions to help address the climate crisis. Developing and applying optical measurement techniques for studies of mass and energy transfer as well as diseases of the human eye.

Honors and Awards

Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Lecture Award, 2021
DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, 2019
President's Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, 2018
Fellow of The Combustion Institute, 2018
Internal Combustion Engine Award, ASME, 2015
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, 2013
Master’s Mentoring Award, Rackham, 2012
International Leadership Citation, SAE, 2012
Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
Silver Combustion Medal of the Combustion Institute, 2008
Michigan Leadership Advisor of the Year Award (for work with the Formula SAE team), The University of Michigan, 2007
Service Excellence Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2007-08
Outstanding Student Group Advisor Award, CoE Epeians, 2006
Harold C. Simmons Award with James D. Smith, Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, 2006
Distinguished Paper Award with Claudia M. Fajardo, The Combustion Institute, 2006
Faculty of the Term, Pi Tau Sigma, Michigan Pi Rho Chapter, 2006
Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Excellence in oral presentation, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2002, 2004
Teaching Incentive Award for outstanding performance in education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001
Teaching Incentive Award for outstanding performance in education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999
Forest McFarland Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1999
Venia Legendi and Privatdozent, University of Heidelberg, 1997
Research Fellowship, German Science Foundation, 1994-1995

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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