For BSc, MSc Graduates and PhD Students
of Automotive, Mechanical, E/E, Mechatronical and Mobility Engineering


2,000 €

PECHA KUCHA* Present your paper live on stage!

The finalists 2018

Lukas Pointner

Lukas Pointner,
Scientific Assistant,
Technische Universität München

Topic of the Master Thesis:
Multibody Simulation for Characterisation of High-Dynamic Form-Fit Shifts of Alternative Shifting Elements for Automatic Transmissions

Dr Ruben König

Dr Ruben König,
Scientific Assistant,
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Topic of the Master Thesis:
Gear Shifts and Mode Changes in Electric and Hybrid-Electric Powertrains with Dog Clutches

Marc England

Marc England,
Ph.D. Student,
Leibniz University Hannover

Topic of the Master Thesis:
Automated Design of Hairpin Windings as Tabular Winding Diagrams

Lukas Pointner won first prize. Dr Ruben König took the second and Marc England the third place.

Sieger Award 2018

Conditions of entry and selection criteria

The award is open to BSc, MSc and PhD theses written in the field of automotive and mechanical engineering, electric/electronics, mechatronics, mobility and transportation that were completed after 1 November 2018, and which have been graded as ‘excellent’. We welcome all topics that examine solutions and concepts relating to any aspect of automotive transmission & powertrain development and environmental friendliness. The assessment criteria are: innovation, originality, and practical relevance for tomorrow’s sustainable, efficient and cost-effective drive technology.

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One submission per applicant only

* More information about Pecha Kucha presentations, as well as examples, can be found here:
Please note that we will use a short version of Pecha Kucha! Further information about the requirements of the poster and the master slides of the presentation will be provided once the panel has decided on the finalists.

The winner’s cup:

How to enter for 2019

Please submit the following by email:

The summary of the paper/thesis in English
(2 pages and max. 4 images) describing the task and the solution, and explaining why the paper is innovative
Proof of grading (confirmation by the examiner)
A short CV and a color portrait photo
Your full contact details
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Your Contact

Lucas Linke
Coordinator Young Drivetrain Experts Award

Closing date for entries:
1 November 2019

Awards ceremony + paper presentation:
11 December 2019


Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay,
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Prof. Dr Peter Tenberge,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Prof. Dr Stephan Rinderknecht,
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Ott,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2019 under the patronage of:

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier

Impressions CTI Young Drive Experts Award 2018

When they read my name out at the CTI Young Drive Experts Award, I could hardly believe it! A few moments later I was up on stage in front of about 1,350 specialists, being honoured for my work. During the Symposium and at the evening event, I got to talk to lots of attendees about my project. Winning the CTI Young Drive Experts Award has confirmed my belief that I’m on the right track. To anyone who has written a student paper or dissertation, all I can say is: enter!

Dr Mark Schudeleit, Manager System Integration Vehicle Electrification, Continental Engineering Services

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