Our team

B&B-AGEMA GmbH is an independent service provider for professional engineering solutions in Energy, Mobility and Aerospace with specialized knowledge in power plant engineering and turbomachinery design.

Since its foundation in 1995 by Univ.-Prof. (full professor) Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bohn, the company offers its services for the benefit of its national and international clients. We provide innovative services on design, calculations and expertise for energy conversion machinery and plants, in particular for gas turbines, steam turbines, expanders, compressors, pumps and combustion systems. A special focus is laid on the progressive design of the major gas turbine components (compressor, combustion chamber, turbine) with respect to highest efficiency, availability and operational reliability.

Another main focus of activities is related to the design and optimization of power plant components by application of modern computational tools, in particular for components as water separators, reheaters, steam condensers, wet cooling towers, heat exchangers, mixing & control valves and exhaust duct systems.

B&B-AGEMA develops on demand user-specific calculation and simulation software. Furthermore, several helpful software products have been developed by our team for support.

The B&B-AGEMA experts have long-year experiences on failure analyses and technical expertise on power plant and turbomachinery failures, in particular for gas turbines and steam turbines.

The projects are performed by application of modern and high-quality computational tools for flow simulation, heat transfer calculation, and mechanical strength analyses. The clients benefit not only from the obtained project results but also from the established know-how transfer.

Company Philosophy

B&B-AGEMA has been established as a competence center for power plant and turbomachinery technology. It combines the knowledge of its own experts as well as the expertise from the institutes of the Aachen universities and thus provides the know-how transfer of new innovative ideas and technologies to the industrial partners. The company is also engaged in own research and development projects, e.g. gas turbine cooling technology, hydrogen energy technology and ultra-supercritical steam turbine plants (700°C technology). Research activities have been documented in over 100 publications in technical journals and on international conferences.

B&B-AGEMA is a member of the German Association for combustion machinery (FVV e. V.) and thus, participates in the research projects of the FVV for the turbomachinery group. The company is also a member of the development association for the Institute of power plant technology, steam and gas turbines (IKDG) at the RWTH Aachen University.

Based on the research oriented company philosophy, the industrial partners of B&B-AGEMA benefit from:

  • know-how development & transfer
  • development of innovative technologies
  • access to new ideas and concepts
  • expert knowledge on top level of research
  • new and innovative simulation tools & software


President: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bohn

Professor Dr. Dieter Bohn has worked in the development of supersonic compressors at Aachen University, completed his Ph.D. in 1977 and then joined KWU Siemens Muelheim. From 1978 until 1987 he has been the Head of the compressor group, and from 1987 to 1990 he has been Head of the Gas Turbine Department, Mechanics and Aerodynamics at SIEMENS. Since 1990 to 2010 he has been full-professor and Director of the Institute of Steam and Gas Turbines, Aachen University.

Curiculum Vitae Professor Bohn

Managing Director: Dr.-Ing. Karsten Kusterer

Dr. Karsten Kusterer has graduated 1995 in Aeronautics and Astronautics as a Diplom- Ingenieur (Master-degree) at Aachen University. From 1995 to 1999 he has worked at the Institute of Steam and Gas Turbines at Aachen University and has performed his research work for a doctor thesis (Ph.D.) on gas turbine cooling.

In 1999 he left the Institute and continued his work on turbine cooling at B&B-AGEMA. In 2001, Dr. Kusterer became manager of the aerothermodynamic group. Since January 2003, he is Managing Director of B&B-AGEMA. He is a senior expert for gas turbine technology and design.

Senior Consultant: Dr.-Ing. Bernard Becker

Dr. Bernard Becker has completed his Ph.D. about supersonic compressors at the Institute for Jet Propulsion and Compressors, Aachen University in 1972. In the same year he joined Kraftwerk Union (KWU, later SIEMENS Power Generation) as the Head of the Analytic Design Department. In 1977 he became manager of the Subdivision Gas Turbine Design. Since 1992 he has been Division Director of all SIEMENS gas turbine development and retired in 2004.

After retirement, he continued his work in the power station technology as Senior Consultant and Senior Expert for B&B-AGEMA.

Senior Advisor: Dr. Takao Sugimoto

Dr. Takao Sugimoto joined Kawasaki Heavy Industries after he graduated Tohoku University Mechanical Engineering in 1970. He has been in charge of industrial gas turbine developments as the chief engineer.

In 2003 he became General Manager of Gas Turbine R&D Center. Since 2005 he has been Chief Technical Officer of Gas Turbine & Machinery Company and retired in 2009. He has completed his Ph.D. about high efficiency technologies for gas turbines in 2008 at Osaka University. He is also visiting professor of University of Hyogo since 2010. He was the engineering manager in the development organization of Super Marine Gas Turbine as national project of Japan. He was also the Chief Researcher of National Ceramic Hybrid Gas Turbine Development.

He has joined B&B-AGEMA as Senior Advisor and representative of the East Asia Office in 2010.


The B&B-AGEMA GmbH is a member in the following associations:


    Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e. V.
    (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für sparsamen und umweltfreundlichen Energieverbrauch e. V.)

  • FVV

    Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen e. V.

  • GTSJ

    Gas Turbine Society of Japan

  • IKDG of RWTH Aachen

    Member in the development association of “Institute of Power Plant Technology, Steam and Gas Turbines” of RWTH Aachen

  • ProRWTH

    Development association of RWTH Aachen

  • VGBE

    vgbe energy e. V.


Thank you for your interest in a career at B&B-AGEMA. Right now there are no open positions but we will happily consider your speculative application.

Please send any application to jobs@bub-agema.de.