Theoprax: Kreisel Electric battery technology – unique Thermal Management – challenges & opportunities
Students of the degree programs AMM, IPM and MEWI have the opportunity to get insights into special topics from experts of different companies within the event series ‘Theoprax at Audimax’. In January 2020 DI Philipp Kregl – Head of Engineering at Kreisel Electric GmbH – gave profound insights into Kreisel´s innovative battery technology.
Originally driven by the vision of integrating the electric drive into all areas of mobility, the Upper Austrian company Kreisel Electric develops the world’s lightest and most efficient high-performance batteries. The core competence of Kreisel include battery development and production, integration & testing, prototyping & serial production and software development.
In this context, DI Kregl sensitized the present students at the beginning of his lecture to the great challenges of the automotive industry and the corresponding strategy of the company as well. Afterwards, Mr. Kregl gave insights into Kreisel's battery technologies and the corresponding production process. In the main part of the presentation Kregl explained Kreisel´s best class thermal management, which leads to longer battery lifetime, higher performance and improved C-rates. Finally, Verena Kaltenberger, a colleague of Mr. Kregl and student of the MEWI master course at the same time, talked about her field of activity and the career opportunities at Kreisel.
"It is always valuable when leading companies of the automotive industry give our students such detailed insights into their technologies and processes," FH-Prof. Dr. Kurt Gaubinger summed up at the end of the event and thanked Mr. Kregl and Ms. Kaltenberger warmly for their commitment.