PEM at RWTH Clusters, Centers, and Profile Areas

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The chair "Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components" (PEM) is represented in several profile areas as well as clusters and centers of RWTH Aachen University, which reflect and unite the interdisciplinary research fields.

Clusters and centers

Thanks to its commitment to a circular economy, PEM is one of the members of the Center for Circular Economy (CCE) of RWTH Aachen University. There, the chair contributes with its research on automated disassembly of used battery packs in the DemoSens project, as well as with the investigation of the influence of aging and lifetime on the performance and safety of battery packs in their second "life" in the Model2Life project and with the design as well as development of stationary, municipal second-life battery storage in the Fluxlicon project. PEM is also a member of the Center for Sustainable Hydrogen Systems, which bundles the strengths of RWTH research on hydrogen systems. PEM is represented there with its commitment to more efficient production processes for fuel cells in the Fuel Cell Performance Production project, to increasing the range of fuel cell-powered electric buses in the H2Bus project, and to the realization of conversion kits for trucks with energy-intensive auxiliary consumers in the H2Kit project. The PEM team also contributes its expertise in the development of long-life fuel cell systems in the HyInnoPEM project and process routes for electrochemical cells in the HyInnoCells project to the Hydrogen Future Cluster of RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Profile areas

In the Profile Areas of RWTH Aachen University, researchers from different disciplines and faculties work together to create the basis for significant innovations with the results of foundational and applied research. With its expertise, PEM is represented in two profile areas. The Profile Area Production Engineering combines the excellence of the Aachen area in the field of production research in order to increase national and international visibility in science and industry. It networks its members and thus supports RWTH Aachen University in better understanding trends at the interfaces of technology, science, industry, and society as input for future research ideas and initiatives. Meanwhile, the Profile Area Mobility & Transport Engineering designs sustainable mobility for people and goods in both urban and rural regions, taking into account all forms of transportation. Its members develop novel mobility solutions, are anchored in research-oriented teaching, and realize innovations together with industry.