Goals and idea

Power electronics is necessary for the control of controlled electrical machines and therefore there is a close connection between these two topics. In the Laboratory for Electrical Machines and Drives, study-accompanying practical trainings and projects take place and application-oriented research projects are carried out in cooperation with industrial partners, research institutes and partner universities.

  • Lecture-accompanying internships for students of bachelor and master courses in the field of electrical machines
  • Lecture-accompanying internships for students of master courses in the field of control engineering of electrical machines
  • Implementation of projects accompanying the studies
  • Bachelor and Master Theses
  • Analysis and measurement of electrical machines
  • Optimization of controlled drive systems
  • Implementation of research projects


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Laboratory equipment and activities

Equipment and function

The following measuring instruments and test benches are available in the laboratory for electrical machines and drives:

  • Motor test benches for converter drives of different power classes
  • Precision measuring instruments for current, voltage and power measurement as well as for speed and torque measurement
  • High power DC and AC power supplies
  • "Hardware-in-the-loop" systems for controlling and regulating electrical machines
  • Load resistors
  • Inverters of different power classes for controlling electrical machines
  • Temperature measurement systems
  • Simulation software for magnetic field calculation, circuit simulation and control loop simulation



Practical trainings accompanying the lectures:

  • Electrical Drives and Power Electronics in the Bachelor's Programme Mechatronics
  • Electric drives in the Bachelor's degree programs in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and Electromobility
  • Control of electric drives in the master's degree course in electrical engineering of mobile systems

Other activities:

  • Study projects
  • Theses (Bachelor & Master)
  • Industrial Projects
  • Special events: e.g. University Information Days, Girls Day, Technology Day, school classes


  • Development of innovative control concepts for rotating field machines in motor vehicles
  • Optimization of the control technology of automotive traction drives
  • Sensorless method for controlling synchronous machines

Laboratory management and team

Progamme director and Academic advisor "Electrical Engineering and Electric Mobility" (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Hermann
Phone: +49 841 9348-2850
Room: A114
Lab engineer
Markus Simon
Phone: +49 841 9348-3405
Room: G009