NEW TECBNOLOGIES FOR ELECTRIC MOBILITY
With more than 5,000 students and 150 professors, Hochschule Aalen is among the leading research-driven universities of applied sciences in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing division conducts R&D projects in the field of e-mobility in cooperation with renowned regional and national enterprises. At the Institute of Material Research new magnetic phases are isolated and further analysed and the ageing process of lithium-ion batteries characterised in great detail. In the area of light-weight construction, the Aalen Casting Technology division has established innovative metal die-casting technologies functionally inte-grating electronic components as well as meth-ods for producing hybrid materials. In the field of power electronics, new types of copper graphite composites for commutators and new electric drives are developed. In addition, interdisciplinary approaches for the thermal management of the entire vehicle are followed up. The Hochschule Aalen participates in the BMBF-funded research consortium "Scalable drive and axle modules for e-mobility" and the IGF network for the development of novel magnets in electric drives. ZAFH SPANTEC-light, a recently estab-lished research network coordinated by Hoch-schule Aalen, focuses on carbon-fibre-reinforced lightweight materials. Furthermore, a chair was recently established for e-mobility as well as an in-service master degree programme for e-mobility, coordinated by the Hochschulföderation Süd-West network.