Doctoral Candidates

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

Electrical Energy Storage

Jannis Küpper
M.Sc.

Contact: jannis.kuepper@ac.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 015234091690

Research topic: Storage System Technology and Vehicle Integration                                                  

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


Philipp Wunderlich
M.Sc.

Contact: philipp.wunderlich@ac.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-99386

Research topic: Chemically Modified Nanostructured Carbon Electrodes for                                              Lithium-Oxygen Batteries

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


Electrical Propulsion

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

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


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

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


Carsten Wulff
M.Sc.

Contact: wulff@vka.rwth-aachen.de
Tel.: 0241/80-48160

Research topic: Thermal management of electrified vehicles

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


Control and System Simulation

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