Post graduate program "Integrated Energy Supply Modules for Roadbound E-Mobility"

The challenge to drastically reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions despite growing energy demand requires decisive changes in energy supply, conversion and storage technologies. For the transport sector, the electrification of the drivetrain combined with increasing electrical power generation from renewable sources is a promising approach to decrease the dependency on shortening crude oil and gas resources. However, the energy density of mobile electrical energy storage systems is still less than appropriate at present.

This demanding topic is addressed by a new post graduate program „Integrated Energy Supply Modules for Roadbound E-Mobility“ (mobilEM) at RWTH Aachen University and has started on October 1st, 2013. The program is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and explores the physical foundations of electro-chemical energy storage and its combination with novel fuel-operated range extender units. Fuel-operated range extenders allow a reasonable dimensioning of the electrical energy storage system size and its thermal conditioning. Additionally, an efficient air conditioning of the passenger compartment can be achieved.

Within a period of 4.5 years, the program gathers scientists from the areas of electrical energy storage, power electronics, combustion engines, electric motors, thermal management and control engineering. Further information can be found on this website under Research Topics.


The post graduate program is funded by: