Weinheim, Thursday, December 16, 2021. To promote new initiatives in mobility – that is the goal of the “Freudenberg Award – Mobility,” which was bestowed in Karlsruhe yesterday. Every two years, the technology company Freudenberg honors scientific contributions made by graduates of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in the field of Mobility Systems. Freudenberg and the jury awarded the distinctions to this year’s three prize-winners, Jairo Inga Charaja, Ph.D in engineering, Martin Eisele, Ph.D in engineering and Stefan Scheubner, Ph.D. in engineering.
How can the interplay of drivers and assistance systems be improved? Can the optimal cooling of a battery be modeled at an early stage? And how can charging breaks be calculated more reliably in advance? These are the topics that three young engineers chose for their dissertations, recently completed at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology. On behalf of the Freudenberg-Group and the jury, Dr. Niko Reuss, Head of Freudenberg Technology Innovation (FTI), Dr. Fernando Portela-Cubillo, Head of Future Technologies at FTI, and Dr. Julia Kubasch, Head of Public Funding at FTI, together with Prof. Albert Albers, Spokesperson for the Management Board of the Institute for Product Design, Development, and Engineering (IPEK) and Deputy Scientific Spokes-person of Mobility Systems Center, bestowed the “Freudenberg Award – Mobility” on the three scientists. The distinction, which had up to now been awarded under the name of the Carl Freudenberg Prize, emphasizes with its change of name the existing focus on the field of mobility systems.