Technical University of Munich

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of the highest ranked universities of Germany (in particular in the engineering disciplines, e.g. TUM is ranked 26th in the international CHE-ranking) and, with about 36,000 students, TUM is one of the largest technical universities in Germany.

Facilities and equipment

The AWESCO-PhD student will be hosted at Institute for Electrical Drive Systems and Power Electronics (EDSPE) at TUM. He/She will have full access to scientific staff and research infrastructure of the EDSPE and the Control of Renewable Energy Systems (CRES) group at TUM Munich School of Engineering. EDSPE and CRES collaborate closely in the fields of renewable energy systems (such as photovoltaics, wind energy as well as energy efficiency of electrical drives) and sensorless control of electrical drive systems. Currently, EDSPE and CRES comprise 12 PhD candidates and 8 graduate researchers in the field of renewable energy systems.

Key persons

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Kennel, holds the Institute for Electrical Drive Systems and Power Electronics (EDSPE) at TUM since 2008. Prof. Kennel is Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow with IET, Chartered Engineer in Great Britain, as well as treasurer of the IEEE Germany Section and member of the EPE Association. His key competences are encoderless control of electrical drives, modern control strategies for electrical drives, Hardware-in-the-Loop systems and renewable energy systems.


Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hackl, has been with the EDSPE as Post-Doc/leader of the group Renewable Energy Systems and, since 2014, heads the research group Control of Renewable Energy Systems (CRES) at the TUM Munich School of Engineering. His key competences are nonlinear, adaptive and robust control of mechatronic & renewable energy systems.