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Shell Chief Scientist Mobility
We are finding innovative ways to shape the future of transport and meet surging demand with limited environmental impact.
Dr Wolfgang Warnecke was appointed as Shell’s Chief Scientist for Mobility in May 2011. His expertise in all forms of mobility, vehicle technology, fuels and lubricants sees him advising on technology strategy, championing science, R&D and innovation, enhancing Shell’s technical reputation in the fast-changing area of mobility and looking ahead to future solutions.
Wolfgang studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Hannover, specialising in automotive combustion engines, and gained a PhD in Automotive Engineering from Hamburg Tech. University in 1987.
Since joining Shell on graduation, Wolfgang has gained extensive experience both in Germany and the UK as a scientist and business leader in the fields of lubricant development; in engine testing and vehicle technology; in technical services for lubricants; and in fuels marketing.
In 2005, Wolfgang, together with Dr Wolfgang Steiger of Volkswagen were awarded the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize”, considered by many to be the world's most prestigious award for automotive engineers, for their work on synthetic fuels development.
Wolfgang is also Managing Director of Shell’s technology centre in Hamburg, Germany, which specialises in fuels and lubricants development and engine and vehicle technology.
Watch the video: Wolfgang Warnecke discusses how innovative products and technologies will help meet the world’s growing demand for transport with fewer CO2 emissions.