Power Systems Technology and Power Mechatronics
comprises the "classic" as well as new disciplines of power engineering.
Power Systems Technology
The energy supply is one of the most important issues of our time, so the efficient use of fossil fuels, and the expansion of renewable energies is one of the great challenges of Power Systems Technology.
Power Mechatronics combines the classical engineering disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology and deals with their interaction.
The power electronics is concerned with the conversion of electrical energy and its use at very high level of efficiency, for example for drive systems in traffic, industrial plants or power supply.
The main research interests lay in the renewable energy and its infrastructural integration as well as in the fields of mechatronic drive systems and power electronics.
Through a careful selection of lectures it is possible for the research group, to train young engineers in their research priorities and prepare them for industrial tasks also with the theoretical background.
With industrial projects and government subsidies, the research group brings new insights, not only in the education of future engineers, but is also a direct line into the economy.
In the promising field of electric vehicles, the research group has a large expertise, because of their projects in this field. For example, they have an own electric vehicle fleet on the road for some time, for everyday life tests.
Award for Prof. Sourkounis
Prof. Sourkounis received the award for the best research team at the 9th International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies held in Monaco in March 2014. Under the direction of Prof. Sourkounis, the research team of EneSys contributed significantly to the conference EVER'14 with more than ten papers.
Award Ever'14 Prof. Sourkounis
Two extra parking spaces exclusive for electric vehicles are now available in front of the ID Building in the university campus. They are mainly intended for the numerous test drivers participating in the project "Long-distance electromobilty", a project that has enjoyed a high public acceptance so far. Now the charging becomes much easier, as the parking places equipped with charging stations are reserved only for electri vehicles.
Quick-Charger in Bochum Installed
2013-05 - The first quick-charger of the project "Long distance electromobility" has been installed in Bochum. The Quick-Charger is installed at the USB (Umweltservice Bochum GmbH) in Hanielstraße. It allows electric vehicles to charge the battery up to 80% in about 20 minutes.
Kick-off Event "Long distance electromobility"
The kick-off event for the project "Long distance electromobilty" took place in the building ID, at december the 7th. From 10am, Prof. Sourkounis invited guest from the fields of politics, economics and press, to celebrate the start of the project.
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Battery Management System
RUB researchers develop an early warning system for vehicle batteries. The battery management system permanently checks the age, state of charge and operational reliability.
Project "Long distance electromobility" started
Within the cooperation project "Suitability for daily use of electromobility - Long distance suitability and acceptance" the range problem of electric cars is analysed by fleet tests and measurements. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.