Former Doctoral Candidates

The former doctoral candidates, their research topic and contact details may be found below.

Electrical Energy Storage

Merve Iliksu
M.Sc. Chemical Engineer

Contact: merve.iliksu@isea.rwth-aachen.de

Research topic: Design and characterization of rechargeable lithium-air batteries

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


Abhishek Khetan
M. Tech.

Contact: akhetanitv.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Thermochemistry in Electrocatalysis of Li-Air Batteries

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


Johannes Schmalstieg
Dipl.-Phys.

Contact: jscisea.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Development of a detailed cell model for lithium-air-batteries for 
                          the analysis of different cell designs with regard to performance

Institute for Power Elelctronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dr.rer.nat. Madeleine Ecker


Felix Schrader
Dipl.-Chem.

Contact: felix.schraderac.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-99386

Research topic: In situ studies of cathode materials for lithium 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


Shuo Yang
M.Sc.

Contact: shuo.yangac.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-99386

Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of cathode materials for lithium 
                          battery

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


Power Electronics

Garikoitz Sarriegui
M.Sc.

Contact: garikoitz.sarrieguiisea.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Highly-integrated converters with wide-bandgab semiconductors

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Hauke van Hoek


Silvano Taraborrelli
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: silvano.taraborrelliisea.rwth-aachende

Research topic: DC-CD Converters and Control for High-Speed Switched 
                          Reluctance Generators

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.ir. Rik W. De Doncker
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Hauke van Hoek


Range-Extender

Marius Böhmer
M.Sc.

Contact: boehmervka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-48161

Research topic: Simulation of Exhaust Emissions for Hybrid Vehicles
                          in Real Driving Conditions

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


Konrad Herold
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: heroldvka.rwth-aachende
Tel.: 0241/80-48234

Research topic: Generator control for range-extenders with rolling torque                                                 compensation

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


Rene Savelsberg
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: savelsbergvka.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Untersuchung von Range-Extender-Konzepten mit Hilfe 
                          echtzeitvernetzter Prüfstände

Institute for Combustion Engines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Postdoctoral supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing Jakob Andert 
          


Jan Schröter
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: schroeterime.rwth-aachende

Research Topic: Evaluation of the potential and limitations of high speed electrical
                          drives and development of a design approach

Institute for Machine Elements and Machine Design
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs
Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. Felix Straßburger


Un-Jae Seo
M.Sc.

Contact: unjae.seoiem.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Linear generator for the operation in a range-extender topology

Institute of Electrical Machines
Supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.h.c. Kay Hameyer
Postdoctoral supervisor: Dipl.-Ing. David Franck


Andreas Thul
Dipl.-Ing.

contact: andreas.thuliem.rwth-aachende

research topic: Efficiency optimized control of range extender generators under consideration of variable load states

Institute of Electric Machines
supervisor: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.h.c. Kay Hameyer


Thermal Managemant

Ernst Michael Burghold
Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirt.Ing.

Contact: burgholdwsa.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Transient Heat Transfer between Solid Bodies during Dynamic Loading

Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer
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.


David Hemkemeyer
Dipl.-Ing.

Contact: hemkemeyervka.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Thermal management of electrified vehicles

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


Control and System Simulation

Bassam Alrifaee
Dipl.-Inf.

Contact: b.alrifaeeirt.rwth-aachende

Research topic: Decentralized control for energy optimal operation of integrated 
                          energy supply modules for networked electric vehicles

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