Electric Mobility of Tomorrow

14/06/2016

RWTH student Daniel Szepanski has received the DRIVE-E Student Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The Electrical Engineering graduate won the first prize, worth 6,000 Euros, for his master’s thesis on the integration of power electronics into the electric motor.

  The award winner receives the award certificate Copyright: DRIVE-E/Isabell Massel Daniel Szepanski receives the award certificate from Fraunhofer Board Member Georg Rosenfeld (left) and Herman Riehl from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

"His thesis provides a valuable foundation for the functional integration of power electronics into the electric motor,” said Professor Georg Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President for Technology Marketing and Business Models of the Fraunhofer Society.

The DRIVE-E Program

DRIVE-E was initiated in 2009 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The DRIVE-E Student Award is to recognize outstanding final theses in the field of electric mobility. The annual DRIVE-E Academy gives students at German universities the opportunity to gain insights into the theory and practice of electric mobility.

Source: Press and Communications