Rolls-Royce Deutschland is part of the Rolls-Royce Aerospace Group and is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of aero-engines in the thrust range from 13,000 to 40,000 lbf. In 2008 RRD's revenue was ~ 1.1 billion €, the order book stood at over 3.9 billion €, had more than 3,000 employees and deliveres 478 engines.
Dr.-Ing. Ralf von der Bank is Project Coordinator and Chief Engineerof of LEMCOTEC. He holds a doctor degree in the field of thermal, fuels and combustion engineering at TU Braunschweig. More than 20 years of experience in industrial combustion and mostly in the fields of low emissions combustion and unsteady combustion. Since 1991 he is involved in European framework programme research projects. He was coordinator of the EU aeronautics projects INTELLECT D.M. and ELECT-AE. He was responsible for the WP coordination in several EU projects. Since 2009 he is Programme Manager for European funded R&T programmes and, programme manager of a number of current EU projects (VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, CRESCENDO, OPENAIR and JTI Green Regional Aircraft). He currently is responsible for the aero-engine technology acquisition and research strategy of RRD in EU framework programmes.