The ika-Meetup Series of Events


One of the greatest challenges of our time, shaping the mobility of the future, is the focus of ika-Meetups. Launched in March 2018 with the focus on "Automated Driving", they have firmly established themselves in the scientific calendar of events on the RWTH campus. At the beginning of this year the topic "E-Mobility" was added.

Like their role models in Silicon Valley, the ika Meetups are also characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, in which the participants eagerly discuss the topic over snacks and drinks after each lecture and expand their personal network

The speakers are proven experts from research and industry who present current research and development topics. The lectures do not have the character of a purely scientific specialist lecture and it is important that, in addition to the technical solution, practical applications are also presented.

In addition to experts from the automotive sector (engineering colleagues as well as scientific and technical staff), the target group naturally includes students from the RWTH and FH Aachen and interested citizens from the city region.

Thanks to sponsoring by fka GmbH, admission, snacks and drinks are free of charge.

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The next ika-Meetup will be held on Thursday, January 23!

[Grafik: ika-Meetup]

Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

Future-oriented Transmission Concepts for E-Mobility
How PM can advance NVH behavior and Efficiency in modern E-Mobility transmissions

Dr. Philipp Kauffmann and Markus Rüngeler (Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH)

In order to enable the use of high-revving electric motors, transmissions will also be used in future drive concepts in the e-mobility sector. These transmissions must meet high requirements in terms of efficiency, packaging and, in particular, NVH. The lecture will present current transmission concepts and explain challenges. The Stackpole gear development will be presented using a concrete example and the extended possibilities offered by the use of components made of powder metal will be demonstrated.

[Foto: Dr. Philipp Kauffmann]

Dr. Philipp Kauffmann

is Manager Research & Innovation at Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH and deals with the development of future technologies, e.g. in the field of e-mobility

[Foto: Markus Rüngeler]

Markus Rüngeler

is Research & Innovation Engineer at Stackpole Powertrain International GmbH and deals with the design, investigation and validation of e-mobility transmissions

The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.

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


Seminarraum S206
Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge (ika)
Steinbachstr. 7
52074 Aachen


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