Episode 24 – Interview with Volker Pickert, Professor of Power Electronics at Newcastle University

 

We bring you a fascinating conversation with Volker Pickett who has been researching vehicle electrification for 25 years and is currently the Head of Power Electronics at Newcastle University in the UK. Volker Interestingly started his career researching vehicle electrification at Volkswagen in Germany and was part of a project that saw them be the first company to use lithium-ion batteries in a car. Working in academia sees Volker working on projects helping the transport industry which includes the automotive, railway, maritime and aerospace sectors.

He discusses with us:

– The similarities of the issues faced by these various sectors when it comes to vehicle electrification.
– The charging infrastructure and the hurdles that need to be overcome to balance the power distribution.
– The different unique types of vehicle charging methods being explored around the world.
– Volker’s team receiving a doctoral training centre in power electronics for sustainable electric propulsion, which focuses on electric cars and the aerospace industry to train new leaders.

And more!

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