Large Engines Competence Center (LEC)

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About the employer

The Large Engines Competence Center (LEC) is Austria’s leading research institution in the area of combustion technologies for large engines.
Our focus is on developing environmentally sound, efficient and robust large engines. The main objective of the COMET-K1 centre LEC EvoLET as a part of LEC GmbH is to create the foundation for a quantum leap in technology to the next generation of gas and dual fuel engines, thereby enabling the best use of these engines in a wide variety of applications.

Our vision & mission

Our vision is to create the basis for the next generation of environmentally sound, efficient and robust large engines and to become the world’s leading research institution in the area of combustion technologies for large engines.

We aspire to achieve this vision by pursuing the following goals:

  • To optimally describe the overall system and all combustion-related components by bringing together the competences of national
    and international technological leaders in this area
  • To expand from a purely thermodynamics-oriented methodology to a multidisciplinary approach to research which describes the overall system
  • To continue to expand the superior large engine research infrastructure and to enhance the simulation-based development methodology
  • To conduct extensive basic experiments that support the development of simulation models by taking relevant physical effects into account
  • To improve analysis concepts for reliable evaluation of experimental results
  • To recognize future trends in the area of engine technology, fuels and lubricants for large engines
  • To function as a trendsetter in the enhancement of methodology with a view to optimizing the overall system
  • To derive innovations and development tools that can be implemented by the company partners
  • To define challenging topics for scientific research
  • To create jobs for highly qualified researchers with long-term prospects by providing suitable structures
  • To set up an excellent and internationally oriented research centre in Austria

Researchers wanted!

The LEC supports equal opportunity and diversity. We are looking for committed and motivated individuals with a talent for research. Become part of our successful LEC team! We look forward to your application.

Fields in demand: Mechanical engineering, mechatronics, computer science, telematics, technical physics, technical chemistry, technical mathematics, process engineering, software development, automation technology

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