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Department of Advanced Powertrains

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas von Unwerth

Contact information:

+49 (0) 371 531-23550
+49 (0) 371 531-23329

Since July 2010, Professor Thomas von Unwerth is in charge of the Department of Advanced Powertrains at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Chemnitz University of Technology.

Curriculum Vitae

since 2010 Head of the Department of Advanced Powertrains, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
since 2007 Lectureship at University Hannover (Insitute of Turbomachines and Fluid Dynamics), lecture:
2006 to 2010 Director of the Volkswagen project Fuel Cell Vehicles in China (Shanghai Volkswagen)
2004 to 2006 Director of the Volkswagen project Fuel Cell APU-Systems
2002 to 2010 Development engineer for fuel cells, Department of Fuel Cells, Batteries and Fuels, Volkswagen Corporate Research
since 1998 Member of the "Verein Deutscher Ingenieure" (VDI, English: Association of German Engineers), 1998-2002 head of its university group and board member of its regional group
1996 to 2002 Scientific staff member, Department of Fluid Energy Machines, TU Dortmund University. Subject of the doctoral thesis: "Experimental examination of the first hot-gas screw-type engine" (GASSCREW = advanced drivetrain with screw-type machines)
1990 to 1996 Mechanical Engineering studies at TU Dortmund University

Publikationen, Tagungsbeiträge und Patente

Keller, N.; von Unwerth, T.: Synthese-Auslegungssoftware zur Vordimensionierung von BZ-Modulen. Poster zur NIP-Vollversammlung 2018, Berlin, 2018. [PEM fuel cell, bipolar plate, flow field design]

Keller, N.; von Unwerth, T.: HZwo:STACK - Großserientaugliche PEM-Brennstoffzellenmodule. NIP-Vollversammlung 2018, Berlin, 05.12.2018. [PEM fuel cell, bipolar plate, cfd-simulation, flow field design, endplate]

von Unwerth, T.: Transition zur E-Mobilität - Wandel der Wertschöpfungskette. 15. Schleiftagung - Fellbach, 23.01.2018

von Unwerth, T.: Ausgedieselt? - E-Mobilität mit Batterien und Brennstoffzellen als Alternative zu Verbrennungsmotoren. Kreisverband der Ökologisch Demokratischen Partei, 17.11.2017

Rathke, P.; Rudolf, F.; Uhlmann, M.; von Unwerth, T.: Die Herausforderungen und Besonderheiten des Thermomanagements von Brennstoffzellenfahrzeugen. VDI-Wissensforum Thermomanagement in elektromotorisch angetriebenen PKW 2017, 14.11.2017. [Brennstoffzelle, Thermomanagement]

von Unwerth, T.: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Saxony, Germany. GDD Industrial Conference 2017, Guangzhou, VR China, 26.10.2017

von Unwerth, T.: Wasserstoffantrieb als Alternative zu Verbrennungsmotoren. Jahrestagung Ingenieurverein Aue, 24.10.2017

von Unwerth, T.: Intelligente Mobilität mit Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen. Energy Saxony Summit 2017, 18.09.2017

Schubert, A.; von Unwerth, T.: Transition zur E-Mobilität und Einfluss auf die Werkzeugmaschine. CECIMO Rotterdam, European Association of the Machine Tool Industry, 19.06.2017

von Unwerth, T.: HZwo:Antrieb für Sachsen - Transition eines Automobillandes. HZwo:CONNECT, Chemnitz, 01.06.2017. [Brennstoffzellenfahrzeug, Wandel der Wertschöpfungskette, Produktionsprozesse]

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