Meet RWTHCopyright: Andreas Schmitter
As part of the scholarship award ceremony, RWTH Aachen University and proRWTH hold an event beforehand exclusively for Education Fund donors. Donors have the opportunity to get to know the university and proRWTH and take a look behind the scenes of research and teaching. The goal is to bring donors closer together, enable discussion, and to introduce exciting and ground-breaking research fields and institutes at RWTH Aachen.
Humans and Machines: 2016 "Meet RWTH" Visits the IMA/ZLW & IfU Cybernetics Lab
Before the RWTH Education Fund scholarship award ceremony, Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg invited the current donors to a get together. During "Meet RWTH" they had the opportunity to learn about the University's key research areas and nework with representatives from national and regional companies.
A central component of the event is always a visit to one of the research institutes. At the CMP, the VKA is conducting research with 15 other institutes and chairs in all areas of electrified and highly efficient automotive drive trains. Aside from the further development of individual components in the drive train such as batteries, transmissions, more efficient electric engines, power electronics, and future combustion engines, focus is also placed on researching the complete integration of individual components into modern drive trains. Unlike convential approaches, which usually view individual components or sub-systems in isolation, the CMP has been able to investigate the –in part virtual – entire system as one
Donors enjoyed exciting presentations. Professor Schmachtenberg first reflected on the current developments at RWTH. Professor Stefan Pischinger, head of the CMP, gave a presentation about the "Future of Mobile of Propulsion Systems – Chances, Challenges, and Solutions." He discussed global trends and their influence on the automotive industry and highlighted the potential of the combustion engine and the electrification of automobiles. The event concluded with the true highlight, a tour through the Center for Mobile Propulsion.