Agenda 2019

October 9, 2019 Duisburg


Whether in motor vehicles or wind power generators – Permanent magnets are of enormous global importance for efficient energy conversion. Especially when the use of rare earths can be dispensed with. What is driven must also be cooled: Magnetocaloric materials and processes enable energy-efficient and environmentally responsible cooling technologies. Functional Magnetic Materials: Performance Enhancements for Electric Drives and Thermal Management are therefore the focus of the 6th RUHR Symposium at the University of Duisburg-Essen.



Booklet (PDF 1.2 MB)

08:15 Welcome

08:30 Keynotes I


Oliver Wittke,
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Julian Blum,
Project Management Electric Drive Development, Audi AG

09:05 Discussion

09:30 Keynotes II


Dr. Lucas Griffith,
Ames Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy by Iowa State University
„Recent Advances in Caloric Cooling Materials and Technologies“

Prof. Karl Sandeman,
Department of Physics, CUNY City University of New York
„Caloric materials: a playground for fundamental research and novel applications“

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 New Permanent Magnets: Automotive Electric Motors


Prof. Andreas Hintennach,
Electrochemistry, Sustainability, Daimler AG

Prof. Dagmar Goll,
Materials Research Institute, Aalen University The quest for resource efficient permanent magnets

Dr. Thomas Schrefl,
Head of Center for Modeling and Simulation, Danube University Krems, Austria Computational optimization of permanent magnets

Bruno Müller,
Head of Electric Motors, Schaeffler Technologies AG u. Co. KG

12:55 Lunch

14:00 Magnetocaloric Materials


Dr. Tino Gottschall,
Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden
„Multicaloric materials and their characterization“

Dr. Alexander Barcza,
Group Leader Development Magnetocaloric Materials, Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG Industrial development of La-Fe-Si
„magnetocaloric alloys for energy conversion“

Prof. Heiko Wende,
Scientific Director CENIDE, Faculty of Physics, University of Duisburg-Essen „Element specific insight into magnetocaloric materials“

Robert Konnerth,
Category Management, BARLOG Plastics GmbH KEBABLEND M and MW: „Injection moulded plastic bonded magnets“

15:40 Coffee Break

16:00 Magnetic Materials: Optimization and Sustainability


Dr. Konstantin Skokov,
Functional Materials, TU Darmstadt
„“Heavy rare earth free, free rare earth and rare earth free magnets – Vision and reality“

Jürgen Gassmann,
Head of Department Magnetic Materials, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies
„Securing the Supply Chain of Rare Earth Elements for Nd-Fe-B Magnets“

16:50 Final Talk


Martin Groenefeld,
Managing Director, Magnetfabrik Bonn GmbH
„3D printing of magnetic materials“

17:30 End of the Event