The Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM)
The Institute of Electrical Machines (IEM) with the Chair of Electromagnetic Energy Conversion is engaged in research, scientific services for industry and teaching with all aspects of calculation, further development and application of electrical machines and electromagnetic energy converters. These are all conceivable electrical machines, such as asynchronous machines, permanent magnet motors, transverse flux machines, switched reluctance machines and linear drives. The practical applications of the IEM work can be found in the field of small electrical machines from a few watts up to large drive powers in the MW range. Drive motors for hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and on-board power supply ancillaries or work on the simulation of the on-board power supply in motor vehicles are among the core activities of the IEM.

Main topic in the eLab: 
E-motors design

Contact person: 
Johann Kolb, M. Sc. 
Phone: +49 241 80-97683

Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)
The Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) is on the research topics: Power electronics, power electronic components, electrical drives and electrochemical energy conversion and storage system technology for more than 40 years. Since 1996 the institute has been run by Prof. Dr. ir. Dr. h. c. Rik W. De Doncker, who was also appointed Director of the E.ON Energy Research Center in 2006. In addition to publicly funded research projects, the research and development activities focus on cooperation with national and international companies in the areas listed above. In addition to this work, the ISEA offers services (including surveying, expert opinions and consulting) for companies in almost all areas.

Main topic in the eLab:
Battery design and power electronics
Contact person:

Battery Design: 
Cem Ünlübayir M.Sc. RWTH
Telephone: +49 241 80-49403

Power electronics:
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Neubert 
Phone: +49 241 80 99606

Institute for Welding and Joining Technology (ISF) 
The Institute of Welding and Joining Technology (ISF) at RWTH Aachen University has been dealing with modern welding and joining technologies for almost 60 years. Almost all industrially relevant material-locking joining processes are processed. These include arc welding processes with their modern process variants, the entire spectrum of electron and laser beam welding processes, resistance and friction welding processes as well as bonding technology and, in cooperation with FZ Jülich, soldering and diffusion welding.

Main topic in the eLab:
Joining technology in electromobility

Contact person:
Florian Müller, M.Sc.
Telefon: +49 241 80-96352

Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM)
The Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components stands for forward-looking research and innovation in the field of electromobility. The production processes of the electric vehicle and its components are being further developed in five research areas. Application-oriented research projects are complemented by numerous industrial cooperations.

Main topic in the eLab:
Battery and electric motor production

Contact person:
Peter Ayvaz, M.Sc.