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Specialist F&E at Robert Bosch GmbH
Winfried Keiper studied Physics and Biophysics at RWTH Aachen, Germany, and King’s College, London, In 1984 he graduated as Ph.D. in Physics (Thesis on stochastic theory of photoreception) at Aachen university. During his subsequent industrial career at Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany, he served in various functions and locations (Germany, USA, France) for Bosch Corporate Research and Bosch divisions. Responsibilities included managing Acoustics research, head of Tribology, and several other technical directorial posts in R&D. Currently he is in charge of publicly funded projects for Bosch Corporate Research in both automotive and non-automotive sectors, with special personal interests in advanced materials and sensors, nano and quantum devices, robotics & manufacturing, medical, energy storage, or AI.
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Abstract Title: New materials and processes in transportation
Abstract: Bosch is one of the leading automotive suppliers with more than 70 bn EUR annual turnover, investing 6 bn EUR p.a. in R&D.
New, advanced materials play an important role in shaping the future of the company – for functional, reliable, highly-efficient and smart products. Examples from the “transportation” world:
• Energy Materials: novel electrodes and electrolytes for high-density batteries;
• Lightweight materials “by design”;
• Multi-functional materials, incl. metal-plastic compounds and integrated sensors,
• Sensors for surround sensing, localization, for automated driving as well as for driver interaction and HMI.
In the future, Computational Materials Design will play an increasing role, helping to optimize materials, compounds, and assemblies w.r.t. function and costs. However, we must expand CMD and add new modules: by improving multi-physics and multi-scale models; model-based Virtual Process Chains; and models, on a microscale level, for degradation under working loads.
We believe that no single materials developer can do all the work necessary. Hence, co-operations, partnerships, and publicly funded projects are welcome!