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Damian Backes M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Energy Management and Drivetrains
+49 241 80 25420


Research Platform

The SpeedE project funded by the Hans Hermann Voss-Foundation focuses on the innovation potential of electrically powered vehicles in order to enhance the driving experience beyond today’s state of …



Disruptive Modular Architecture for Agile, Automated Vehicle Concepts

UNICARagil unites the competences of leading German universities in the field of automated driving and selected industrial partners, to rethink future mobility and vehicles with their development processes. …



Automated, user orientated transport platform for urban areas

On foot, by bicycle or with public transport, many routes can be covered comfortably in cities. If however, large or heavy goods need to be transported, for example after grocery shopping, even in cities …



Innovation driver for sustainable and future-oriented mobility

The E-Jet research vehicle is an innovative example of alternative mobility concepts for the future and was initially funded as a concept study by the Hans Hermann Voss-Foundation. In the conceptual space …



Powering EU Net Zero Future by Escalating Zero Emission HDVs and Logistic Intelligence

Heavy-duty vehicles account for about 25 % of EU road transport CO2 emissions and about six percent of total EU emissions. In line with the Paris Agreement and Green Deal targets, Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 …



Development of a sustainable aluminium/FRP hybrid battery box concept

The goal of EnSuRe is to design a sustainable battery housing while still meeting the high requirements stipulated towards battery housings, for example regarding crash safety and thermal management. The …



Development of test methods for electrified heavy-duty powertrains based on multiphysics hardware-in-the-loop test benches

One focus of the eTestHiL research project is to explore the possibilities of purpose design in the development of electric drives for heavy commercial vehicles (HDV). For this purpose, the eTestHiL starts …



Fail-safe and efficient electric drive system for robot taxis

The AnRox project addresses intelligent fail-safe drive systems for future automated vehicles as a basis for safe operation, high user acceptance and economic business models for providers. The aim is …


Concept development of a steel battery housing

Development of a lightweight structural concept for a steel battery housing

The aim of the project is to design a steel battery housing with particular attention to joinability and corrosion protection. The increased use of steel poses far-reaching challenges in terms of design, …


Post graduate program mobilEM

Integrated Energy Supply Modules for Roadbound E-Mobility

The challenge to drastically reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions despite growing energy demand requires decisive changes in energy supply, conversion and storage technologies. For the transport sector, …


ZETT - Zero Emission Terminal Tractor

System Solution for Battery-Powered Internal Transport

The German sea and inland ports represent a central interface for the national and international transport of goods and are therefore indispensable for the entire German economy. The container transport …


Concept ELV²

Concept Electro-Truck for heavy-duty distribution traffic

At the beginning of October 2017, the project "Concept electric truck in heavy distribution transport - Concept-ELV²" was launched. The aim of the project is to integrate an electric drive train in distribution …



Modular Electric Drivetrains

In October 2017, the project ModulED (Modular Electric Drivetrains) started with the target to develop an innovative electric drive module for the third-generation electric vehicles. The three-year, €7.2 …



Design OptiMisation for efficient electric vehicles based on a USer-centric approach

Range anxiety is one of the main barriers to EV adoption by the broader customer pool; moreover, the ambient conditions (e.g. extreme hot or cold weather) profoundly affect the actual driving range which …



Hybrid Vehicles in Physical and Virtual Environment

Scope of this research project is the optimization of diesel-hybrid powertrain configurations as well as operating strategy by implementing a newly developed methodology that allows investigating different …



Center for European Research on Mobility Urban Validation Environment

The objective of CERMcity is to create an open urban validation environment in which especially SME can validate their developments in the field of connected driving. In order to create sustainable mobility, …



Intelligence for efficiently electrified and automated driving through sensor networking

Automated driving functions for highway and parking scenarios are already available in series production and have reached an advanced status in research for higher automation level. In these scenarios …



European COmpetitiveness in Commercial Hybrid and AutoMotive PowertrainS

The Ecochamps project focuses on the development of efficient, compact, lightweight, reliable and above all cost-efficient hybrid drive components and electrified auxiliary units for powertrains in passenger …



Research Project to establish a nationwide Rapid-Charging Grid for axes and metropolises

With the project “SLAM”, a consortium consisting of partners of research and industry will explore conditions for a comprehensive rapid-charging grid for electric mobility in Germany, supported by …



Safe Small Electric Vehicles through Advanced Simulation Methodologies

Urban traffic will significantly change. Due to a substantial increase of small electric vehicles, a change of the most relevant collision scenarios is expected. Thus new vehicles shall be designed considering …



Commercial vehicles in comparison combustion engine vs. electric motor

Motivation Fleet trials of electric vehicles are conducted in many national and international model regions In previous fleet trials, the comparison of different drive concepts (internal combustion, …



Design of Electric Light Vans for Environment-impact Reduction

The DELIVER project serves the purpose of exploring and identifying conceptual design options for fully electric light commercial vehicles in urban areas. The project partners, which bundle different …



Electric Vehicle Value Chain in NRW

North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the most important locations for automotive industry in Germany. Due to the current technological change from conventional vehicles to electric mobility, the automotive …



Advanced Electric Vehicle Architectures

Sustainable mobility is one of the grand societal challenges and thus a key topic for the automotive industry, which believes in the on-going demand for individual mobility. In order to meet increasingly …


e performance

Holistic development approach of an electric vehicle

In October 2009 the research project „e performance“ started, that followed a holistic development approach towards electric mobility. The cooperating partners in the project were the Audi AG …



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RWTH Aachen University
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52074 Aachen · Germany

+49 241 80 25600

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