Bernhard founded the Expert Center for Technology / Experten Zentrum für Technik (EZT) by the end of 2021, together with former AZT colleagues (Allianz Center for Technology). EZT aims to tie in with the previous activities of AZT, which were stopped in Q4/2021, and offers a comparable service catalogue.
Bernhard entered the AZT in 2012 as a technical expert for turbomachinery. His areas of expertise are damage investigations and risk consulting, especially on rotating equipment in the power generation industry, e.g. gas or diesel engines, steam or gas turbines as well as diverse compressor models or pumps. The conducted investigations consist of design surveys, operational data analyses as well as metallurgical laboratory analyses.
Before specialising in damage investigations at turbo machines at AZT he worked for 5 years at the RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Yet Propulsion and Turbomachinery as scientific assistant. His main scope of work was the development of the turbo machines for a CO2-free lignite-fired power plant.
Prior to that role, Bernhard worked for IABG mbH at Munich in decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear power stations for 2 years.
He graduated in 2004 from the Technical University of Munich with a Master of Mechanical Engineering degree. In 2006, he finished an extra-study in Nuclear Engineering. In 2012, Bernhard graduated from RWTH Aachen University with a Ph. D. of Mechanical Engineering.