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Frank-Detlef Drake

Chair and Institute of Power Plant Technology, Steam and Gas Turbines



Building: 4070

Mathieustra├če 9

52054 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 25451

Professional Background

1984 - 1990

Mechanical engineering at the University of Hannover and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

1990 - 1995

Research assistant at the University of Hannover; PhD (Topic: Cumulative greenhouse gas emissions of future energy systems)

1995 - 2002

Management consultant at McKinsey & Company with focus on utilities, chemical and other process industries; since 2001: Partner

2002 - 2008

Executive positions at RWE in the power plant sector and international gas business, including member of the Executive Board of RWE Transgas and Managing Director of RWE Gas Midstream

2008 - 2016

Head of Research and Development in the RWE Group

2016 - 2020

Head of Strategy and Technology at innogy SE

Since 12/2020

Head of Research & Technology at E.ON and Managing Director of E.ON Group Innovation GmbH