Our Finalists

Finalists 2018

Lukas Pointner
Lukas Pointner
Scientific Assistant, Technische Universität München

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Multibody Simulation for Characterisation of High-Dynamic Form-Fit Shifts of Alternative Shifting Elements for Automatic Transmissions

Philippe Jardin
Dr Ruben König
Scientific Assistant, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Gear Shifts and Mode Changes in Electric and Hybrid-Electric Powertrains with Dog Clutches

Marc England
Marc England,
Ph.D. Student, Leibniz University Hannover

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Automated Design of Hairpin Windings as Tabular Winding Diagrams

Finalists 2017

Nils Bothen
Nils Bothen
Research Assistant, Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics (IAL), Leibniz University Hannover

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Optimization of a Rotary Transformer with Electrical Steel Core

Philippe Jardin
Philippe Jardin
Scientific Assistant, Institute for Mechatronical Systems in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Darmstadt

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Reconstruction of Load States for Failure Probability Estimation of Automotive Vehicle Components

Patrick Weißensteiner
Patrick Weißensteiner
Junior Researcher, Virtual Vehicle Research Center

Topic of the Master Thesis:

Driving Dynamics Analysis and Control of an All-Wheel Electric Vehicle with Omnidirectional Steering

Finalists 2016

Dr Marco Denk
Dr Marco Denk
Back then: Research Assistant, University of Bayreuth

Topic of the doctorate:

In-Situ Condition Monitoring of IGBT Power Modules by Real-Time Junction Temperature Measurement

Dr Harald Kraus
Dr Harald Kraus
Back then: Head of the scientific department E-Mobility and alternative drives, Graz University of Technology

Topic of the doctorate:

Development of an Operation Strategy for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles – Longterm Prediction and Adaptation based on Past Vehicle and Driver Data

Dr Markus Bachinger
Dr Markus Bachinger
Back then: Senior Engineer, AVL List GmbH

Topic of the doctorate:

Generic Real-Time Model and Embedded Observer for Automotive Step-Ratio Transmission Topologies

Finalists 2015

Dr Kathrien Inderwisch
Dr Kathrien Inderwisch
Back then: Scientific Managing Director, Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen, TU Braunschweig

Topic of the doctorate:

Loss Identification in Vehicle Drives

Dr Johannes Geiger
Dr Johannes Geiger
Back then: DCT Development Engineer, BMW Group

Topic of the doctorate:

Efficiency and Thermal Economy of Gear Drives During Instationary Operation

Björn Berweiler
Björn Berweiler
Back then: Research Associate, Institute for Drive Systems and Performance Electronics, Leibniz University Hanover

Topic of the master thesis:

Drive Cycle Optimal Dimensions for a Synchronous Reluctance Motor for Use as a Traction Drive in an Electric Vehicle

Finalists 2014

Dr Felix Töpler
Dr Felix Töpler
Back then: RWTH Aachen/ fka Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen

Topic of the doctorate:

Energy Management for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Sebastian Idler
Sebastian Idler
Back then: Head of E-Mobility Team at the Gear Research Centre (FZG) at Munich Technical University

Topic of the doctorate:

Scuffing Load Capacity of Continuously Variable Transmissions

Impressions CTI Young Drive Experts Award 2016