Since 2021 self-employed consult in the area of mechanical engineering. In this function working as a Consulting Engineer for Achates Power.
Dr. Gerhard Regner was until 2020 responsible for performance and emissions development of the Achates Power opposed-piston, two-stroke engine, including technology advances and support for customer projects. He joined the company in July 2009 as the applications engineering leader before being promoted to director a year later. In January 2013, he was named the vice president of performance and emissions.
Prior to Achates Power, Dr. Regner worked for AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. in Plymouth, MI as the skill team leader for thermodynamics and CFD. His responsibilities included overseeing the analysis of internal combustion engine performance and emissions as well as cooling and lube circuits’ performance using one- and three-dimensional simulation code. He also managed vehicle performance simulations. Before that, Dr. Regner was a senior project engineer for AVL List GmbH in Graz, Austria where he oversaw engine performance and emissions simulations on heavy-duty on- and off-road engines and engines for passenger car applications; natural gas pre- and non-pre-chamber engines for gas compressors and gensets; diesel engines for locomotives; direct injection gasoline engines with homogenous and stratified injection strategies; and many other applications of reciprocating piston machines.
Dr. Regner has authored as well as co-authored a number of technical papers for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International and presented at technical symposiums in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Hoehere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Kapfenberg in Austria. He went on to earn his master’s degree in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in internal combustion engines from Technische Universität in Graz, Austria.