It fills me with pride to create the prerequisites for the development and safeguarding of this future-oriented generation of electric drives of tomorrow.
Project Engineer Test Field E-Mobility
Immediately after studying mechanical engineering at the Graz University of Technology, I accepted a doctoral position in drive development at BMW. During my first few years at BMW, I was able to help shape the combustion process for the successful TwinPower turbo engines, which are popular around the world. Finally, my dissertation dealt with the development of a low-emission concept for turbo engines to enable this new type of TwinPower Turbo technology to comply with the world's most stringent emissions legislation (e.g., SULEV).
After completing my doctorate, I had some exciting and challenging years in internal combustion engine development. During this time, together with my team colleagues, I have brought many innovations to series production and presented them at various international and renowned conferences. The highlights included the measures developed on the fuel injection system of our modular engines, with which the internal engine soot emissions, could be reduced to a minimum.
Four years ago, I finally decided to contribute to the electrification of the drive portfolio at BMW and switched from the combustion engine to the electric drive. During this further development phase, in which I sometimes moved outside of my comfort zone, I received massive support from BMW. I found the perfect framework for starting my part-time course in electromobility and have never regretted the change to this day. On the contrary, I find it incredibly exciting, to be involved in the development of pioneering electric drives, after years of success with our combustion engines. The vehicles, currently in series production or about to be launched in series production, with the highly innovative electrical construction kit of the 5th generation (BMW i4, BMW iX), will set a new benchmark. We are making a further significant stroke with the 6th generation electric drives, which will be used in the New Class BMW vehicles from 2025. It fills me with pride, as a project engineer in the e-mobility test field, to create the prerequisites for the development and safeguarding of this future-oriented generation of electric drives of tomorrow.