The Large Engines Competence Center, LEC for short, is one of the world’s leading research institutions for large engine technologies and develops innovative solutions for sustainable energy and transport systems. Since 2015, we have been a funded COMET K1-Center. With our research, our unique infrastructure and our international network of partners, we significantly contribute to massive emission reductions and efficiency improvements. The focus is on the use of renewable energies (green e-fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, etc.), digital technologies and the optimization of the overall system.
CEO & Scientific Director
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Andreas Wimmer
Inffeldgasse campus of Graz University of Technology
Engine and system test benches for R&D
Our vision & mission
Our vision and mission is to serve as a global innovation hub for sustainable, environmentally sound transportation and power generation systems. We deploy advanced technologies for a rapid and economically feasible transition from today’s conventional systems to systems with a zero-carbon footprint.
The bodies of LEC GmbH are the General Management, the General Assembly and the Supervisory Board. In addition, the Strategy Board, the Program Committee and the International Scientific Advisory Board act as consultative bodies. Internally, the management is supported in the center management by specific staff units.
The three Areas A, C and S function as technology areas, while Areas X and D act as cross-domain digitalization areas to support the other research areas with digital tools and methods. The Test Center supports the research areas with a sophisticated laboratory and test infrastructure.