DRIVE-E Student Awards 2018 presented


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Presentation of the DRIVE-E Student Awards 2018 during the DRIVE-E Academy in September 2018. Hermann Riehl (BMBF), Adrian Candussio, Maximilian Wilhelm (TU Kaiserslautern), Julian Leon Hölzen, Martin Gerlach (RWTH Aachen), Prof. Martin März (Fraunhofer IISB), and Prof. Hubert Lakner, Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics. (from left to right)

Several up-and-coming young scientists have been presented with the DRIVE-E Student Award by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for their outstanding student work. The ceremony took place at the Transport Center of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

The award is part of the DRIVE-E Academy, an annual summer academy at which 50 selected students from all over Germany become better acquainted with the theory and practice of electromobility.

First place in the master’s thesis category went to Julian Hölzen from the Leibniz University of Hanover, who got to grips with technological modeling and economic analysis of hybrid-electric drive systems. First place in project/bachelor’s theses was taken by Adrian Candussio from the Technical University of Munich. In his thesis on energy storage, he analyzed the aging of lithium- ion cells.

DRIVE-E was initiated jointly in 2009 by the BMBF and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. With the DRIVE-E Student Award, the BMBF and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft seek to honor innovative student work on electromobility. In 2018, graduates and students from German universities and other third-level institutes were once again able to submit their scientific dissertations. This year, with Munich University of Applied Sciences as a university partner, DRIVE-E made its first-ever stop in the Bavarian capital.