Doctoral Candidates

Participating doctoral candidates, their research topics as well as contact details are listed here.

Electrical Energy Storage

Thomas Meyer
M.Sc.

Contact: Thomas.meyeruni-duede
Tel.: 0203 379 1540

Research topic: Development of silicon anodes for future lithium batteries

                                                 

Institute of Energy and Environmental Process Engineering
Supervisor : Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Heinzel
Second supervisor : -
Postdoctoral Supervisor : Dr.-Ing Falko Mahlendorf


Jannis Küpper
M.Sc.

Contact: jannis.kuepper@ac.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241 80 99385

Research topic: Storage System Technology and Vehicle Integration                                                  

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Ulrich Simon
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -


Alexander Blömeke
M.Sc.

Contact: alexander.bloemekeisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 49394

Research topic: Storage System Technology and Vehicle Integration                                                  

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Secondary Supervisor: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -


Fabian Frie
M.Sc.

Contact: fabian.frie@isea.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-99591

Research topic: Physico-chemical modelling of anodes for lithium-ion batteries                                         containing silicon

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Alexander Gitis


Simon Jakobi
M.Sc.

Contact: simon.jakobi@ac.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-99386

Research Topic: Synthesis and In situ TEM Characterization of oxide                                                         Cathode Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry                                                                                  Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Ulrich Simon                                                        
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Joachim Mayer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr. Michael Noyong


Lisa Willenberg
M.Sc.

Contact: lisa.becker@isea.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-99574

Research topic: Investigation of silicon-based anodes in lithium-ion batteries

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.- Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Simon
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Alexander Gitis


Ilhame J. Z. Kihal, MChem
MRes.

Contact: ilhame.kihalisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: +49 241 80 96927

Research topic: Investigation of Pressure-Induced Degradation Effects
                          in NMC|Graphite- Silicon Pouch-Cells

ISEA Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor : Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr. Moritz Teuber


Electrical Propulsion

Georg Götz
M.Sc.

Contact:georg.goetzisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 8099612

Research topic:High-temperature converter concepts for integrated generators                                                                       

Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Second supervisor: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt.-Ing.Annegret Klein-Heßling


Jochen Henn
M.Sc.

Contact:jochen.hennisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 8096 984

Research topic: suppression by adaptive switching of power semiconductors with wide band gap in autonomous electric vehicle                                                                      

Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Dipl.Wirt.-Ing.Annegret Klein-Heßling


Jonas Hemsen
M.Sc.

Contact: jonas.hemsenika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 8025 690

Research topic:Holisitc assessment of novel technologies for electric machines in                                     vehicle applications                                                 

Institute for Automotive Engineering
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Lutz Eckstein
Secondary Supervisor: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Torben Dittmar


Martin Kramer
M.Sc.

Contact: martin.krameriem.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 97680

Research topic: -                                                 

Institute of Electrical Machines and

Chair in Electromagnetic Energy Conversion
Supervisor: Prof.: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c.. Kay Hameyer.
Secondary Supervisor: -
Postdoctoral supervisor: -


Maximilian Lauerburg
M.Sc.

Contact: maximilian.lauerburgiem.rwth-aachende
Tel.: -

Research topic: Innovative Electrical High Speed Drive Systems for electromobiliy                                   

Institute of Electrical Machines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. dr hab. Kay Hameyer
Secondary Superviso: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -


Anne von Hoegen
M.Eng

Contact: Anne.vonHoegenisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.:0241 80 99602

Research topic: Switched Reluctance Machine                                                 

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor:
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Annegret Klein-Heßling


Severin Klever
M.Sc.

Kontakt: severin.kleverisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 8096939

Research topic: Characterization of the Switching Behavior of Wide-Bandgap-Halbleitern                               

Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und elektrische
Supervisor : Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor:-  -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -


Konstantin Etzold
M.Sc.

Contact: etzoldvka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 24 237

Research topic: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of electric Traction                            Machines for automotive Powertrains

Institute for Combustion Engines
Supervisor: Professor Dr.-Ing. Jakob Andert
Secondary Supervisor:  -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther


Vivien Grau
M.Sc.

Contact: akhisea.rwth-aachendevivien.grauisea.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-97150

Research topic: Aging of winding insulation caused by increased voltage gradients 
                         of next generation SiC and GaN converters

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Kay Hameyer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl. Ing. Bernhard Burkhart


Michael Laumen
M.Sc.

Contact: michael.laumen@isea.rwth-aachen.de
Tel: 0241/80-99577

Research Topic: Hochtemperaturtreiber und Sensorik für                                leiterplattenintegrierte SIC-Umrichter

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Kay Hameyer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl. Ing. Bernhard Burkhart


Enno Sabelberg
M. Sc.

Contact: sabelbergwsa.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-93631

Research topic: Development and optimization of a cooling system for compact 3-D                                 power electronics 

Institute of Heat and Mass Tranfer
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. pol. Wilko Rohlfs M.B.A.


Alexander Sewergin
M.Sc.

Contact: alexander.sewergin@isea.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-99564

Research topic: Modular Bidirectional Full-Sic DC-DC Converter for                                                          Automotive Applications  

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl. Ing. Bernhard Burkhart


Alexander Stippich
M.Sc.

Contact: alexander.stippich@isea.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-90100

Research Topic: Enhanced Substrate Structures for Highly Integrated
                           Vehicle Converters

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl. Ing. Bernhard Burkhart


Range Extender Module

Daniel Raff
B.Sc.

Contact: daniel.raffuni-duede
Tel.: 0203 379 4280

Research topic: Dynamic Simulation of a Membrane Fuel cell stack and development                            of a Real-time capable simulation model                                                      

Institute Energy Engineering- Duisburg-Essen University
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Heinzel
Secondary Supervisor:
Postdoctoral Superviso: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roes


Marco Davidovic
M.Sc.

Contact: m.davidovic@itv.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-93544

Research topic: Numerical investigation of emission formation and ignition                                                behavior of range extender combustion engines

Institute for Combustion Technology
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Bernd Binninger


Kai Deng
M.Sc.

Contact: kai.dengiem.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-97643

Research topic: Adaptive operating strategies for fuel cell hybrid vehicles

Institute of Electrical Machines and Chair of Electromagnetic Energy Conversion
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h. c. Kay Hameyer
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Michael Schröder


Stefania Esposito
M.Sc.

Contact: Esposito_stvka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80 24233

Research topic: Emission simulation for Range-Extender and Hybrid-Vehicles

Institute for Combustion Engines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther


Yingxu Liu
M. Sc.

Contact: Liuvka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0106 5520 3256

Research topic: Establishment of a real-time model of fuel cells and optimization of control strategie

Institute for Combustion Engines

Supervisor:Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Secondary Supervisor : -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther


Raik Hesse
M. Sc.

Contact: r.hesseitv.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-94643

Research topic: Experimental investigation of low temperature combustion for range                                 extenders

Institute for Combustion Technologies
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Bernd Binninger


Markus Jaeger
M.Sc.

Contact: markus.jaegeriem.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-97680

Research topic: Modelling and simulation of drive train acoustics

Institut of Electrical Machines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.h.c. Kay Hameyer
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Marco Hombitzer


Stephan Martin
M.Sc.

Contact: stephan.martin@uni-due.de
Tel.: 0203/3792107

Research topic: Multiphysics-Simulation of the membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA) of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells

Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Heinzel
Secondary Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roes


Florian Nigbur
M.Sc.

Contact: florian.nigburuni-duede
Tel.: 0203/3792109

Research topic: Ammonia cracker for hydrogen supply of fuel cells

Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Angelika Heinzel
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Simon
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Roes


Sören Tinz
M.Sc.

Contact: tinzvka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-48104

Research topic: Modeling of fuel cell systems

Institute for Combustion Engines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Marco Günther


Thermal Management

Christoph Massonet
M.Sc.

Contact: christoph.massonetika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 25697

Research topic: Thermal management of electric drivetrains

                                                 

Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Supervisor : Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
Second supervisor : -
Postdoctoral Supervisor : Dipl.-Ing. Torben Dittmar

Qiya Shu
M.Sc.

Contact: shuwsa.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 97468

Research topic: Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement by Hybrid Nanofluids through Numerical Methods with Validations                                                 

Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer
Supervisor : Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. ir. Dr. h. c. De Doncker, Rik W.-
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Dr. rer. pol. Wilko Rohlfs

Damian Backes
M.Sc.

Contact: backesika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-25420

Research topic: Energy efficient cabin climatisation for electrified vehicles 

Institute for Automotive Engineering
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr. Ing. Bruno Gnörich


Claas Ehrenpreis
M.Sc.

Contact: ehrenpreiswsa.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-93629

Research topic: Heat Transfer Phenomena in laminar jet impingement  

Institute of Heat and Mass Tranfer
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold  Kneer
Secondary Supervisor: -
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr. Ing. Dr. rer. pol. Wilko Rohlfs


Dipl-Ing. Thomas Hirn
M.Sc.

Contact: thomas.hirnika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 8023894

Research topic: Thermal Management                                             

Institute for Automotive Engineering
Supervisor : Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
Second supervisor: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -



Control and System Simulation

Timm Martens
M.Sc.

Contact: timm.martensika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241 80 25680

Research topic: Powertrain and Steering Control for Overactuated Electrical Vehicles                                                 

Institute for Automotive Engineering RWTH Aachen University
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
Secondary Superviso: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Torben Dittmar


Thuc Anh Nguyen
M.Sc.

Contact: t.nguyenirt.rwth-aachende
Tel.:0241 80 28075Research topic:                                                   ^

Institute of Automatic Control
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
Secondary Supervisor: -
Postdoctoral Supervisor: -


Verena Neisen
M.Sc.

Contact: v.neisen@irt.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-28012

Research topic: Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation with a Hybrid Fuel Cell System;                                     Model Based Control of Hybrid Energy Systems

Institute of Automatic Control
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing Mathias Hakenberg


Dominik Raudszus
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: themannika.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-25685

Research topic: Communication-based driver assistance systems

Institute for Automotive Engineering                                 
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein
Secondary Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Adrian Zlocki


David Stenger
M. Sc.

Contact: D.Stenger@irt.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-27509

Research topic: On board diagnosis for exhaust gas aftertreatment 

Institute of Automatic Control
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.-Ing. Frank-Josef Heßeler