Team 2018/19

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Team Management

Markus Eckstein

Chair

Severin Kobus

Co-Chair

Jennifer Machura

Head of Sponsoring & Treasurer

Nikola Discher

Head of Workshop

Non-technical team

The non-technical team creates the conditions for the development of the solar car. The Marketing team is responsible for spreading our message, team spirit and our passion for innovative mobility on various media channels. The sponsorship accesses this and negotiates partnerships with industry and academia. Furthermore, the members of the non- technical teams are constantly working on organizational tasks and the general planning and supporting team activities. The management is comprised of finding members for Team Sonnenwagen Aachen. With great enthusiasm they coordinate the different areas of the team, ensure compliance with the milestones and represent the team at various events outside.

Nils Baur

Sponsoring

Pierre Antoine Allart

Sponsoring

Tim Januszek

Sponsoring

Kshitija Kishore Desai

Sponsoring

Johannes Meier

Sponsoring

Marc Oswald

Marketing

Frederic Plitt

Event management

Simon Quinker

Website, social media and video

Weizheng Shi

Public Relations

Oliver Bischops

Event management

Aerodynamics

To be successful in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, an aerodynamic design is vital. Our department currently consists of seven students from the areas of aeronautical engineering, production engineering, power engineering and computational engineering science. Thanks to the different areas of expertise, we are ideally equipped for the development and optimization of the aerodynamic shell of our solar car. Our goal is to develop a low-resistance and stable driving performance design for our solar car. We are convinced that our development work with thanks to the latest CFD simulations, wind tunnel tests, intelligent system integration and continuous optimization model will produce a first-class design.

Christoph Glasmacher

Head of Aerodynamics

Lennart Moltrecht

Aerodynamics

Florian Finkeldei

Aerodynamics

Jan Vierkötter

Aerodynamics

Francisco Guerrero

Aerodynamics

Gonsalves Gruenert

Aerodynamics

Mustafa Abbas

Aerodynamics

Elektrotechnik

In the electrical engineering team, we deal with the electronics within the solar car. Main priorities are the photovoltaic system as the source of electricity, the battery storage system as a permanent energy reserve and the electric motor important for the drive system. In our regular meetings, we work together on the different topics around the Sonnenwagen. If you have interest, just contact Johanna Schäfer – new members are always welcome.

Christopher Herget

Head of Electrical Engineering

Kai-Jimmy Shen

Battery

Michael Wirz

Battery

Enno Dülberg

Head of Drivetrain

Lukas Ruppert

Inverter

Timon Elliger

Electric motor

Henrik Born

Electric motor

Kai Smit

On-Board Computer System

Nadia Homann

Solar cells

Iskender Demir

Solar cells

Suyog Dani

Cable management

Driving strategy

The construction of an outstanding solar car alone is not enough to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. To be the first to cross the finish line, without any strategic failures, the team driving strategy is simulating the race route in advance.These calculations help us to have an optimal driving strategy at hand during the race in every situation. In addition, we deal with weather forecasts and the communication with the escort vehicles. Our team maintains a particularly close working relationship with the electrical engineering and aerodynamics group and is providing advice on various questions on the driving strategy.

Felix Meyer

Head of Driving strategy

Daniel Pujiula Buhl

Driving strategy

Roxanna Puhlmann

Driving strategy

Chassis

We – the chassis team – have a great challenge to build a completely new vehicle in just two years. In order to master this task, we have formed small groups of experts – depending on personal skills, experience and last but not the least preference. These are responsible for the development and design of individual components such as chassis, suspension and aerodynamics. We think it is important that the groups are in constant contact with each other and communicate directly with the “electrical engineering team”. In this way we can clarify technical issues quickly and work in the definition of interfaces that go hand in hand. We are convinced that in this way our project, the Sonnenwagen, will be a success.

Jan Wiartalla

Head of Chassis

Teiwen Fehse

Chassis

Kersten Heckmann

Chassis

Vladislav Hofmann

Chassis

Structure

Yusuf Can Arslan

Head of Structure

Sebastian Raffauf

Structure

Deodatta Dixit

Structure

Aakash Singh

Structure

Luke Cheng

Structure

Jerryn Joy

Structure