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With the following job titles:

  • Chief Engineer - Battery Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
  • Chief Engineer, Electrified Propulsion System
  • Chief Engineer, Electrical System
  • Head, EV Engineering Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Electrification Technology
  • Head of Hybrid and EV Battery System
  • Chief Scientist, Energy and Systems
  • Head of Vehicle Architecture
  • Head of Systems and Control Engineering
  • Electrification Project Engineer
  • Head of Research, Materials and Manufacturing
  • Group Product Director Hybrid and Electric Systems
  • Lead Engineer, Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Lead Engineer, Electrified Powertrain
  • Head of Body Structures / Body in White
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Global Lead Engineer
  • Global Battery Systems Engineering
  • Battery Research Engineer
  • Technical Manager - Innovation Management
  • Innovation & Technology Development Manager
  • Chief Engineer & Technical Leader - Energy Storage & Systems

Plus Companies Offering The Following Products & Solutions:

  • Battery Manufacturers
  • Thermal Management
  • Sustainable Lightweight Materials
  • Joining Technology
  • Power Train/Drive Train
  • Motors
  • Electrical & Software
  • Battery Management Systems
  • Aerodynamics
  • Safety Testing
  • Simulation & Modelling

Arwed Niestroj

SVP E-mobility and Product

Sakuú Corp.

In May 2021 Arwed Niestroj has been assigned General Manager Battery Business
Unit at Sakuu, following his role as Sakuu’s Chief Operating Officer from 2019. Sakuu
is reinventing large-scale, sustainable battery technology and manufacturing. He has
also been a member of the Advisory Board of Predii and HyPoint for several years.
In 2018 he was responsible for the global innovation hubs and digital transformation
of ZF Friedrichshafen AG globally, driving the company’s innovation and
transformation efforts.
From December 2014 to 2017 Arwed Niestroj was CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research
and Development North America (MBRDNA) in California, comprising all R&D
activities of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in North America, ranging from
technology research, digital technologies, self-driving cars, powertrain engineering,
testing, software design vehicle design, and new mobility business models.
In November 2011 Arwed Niestroj was the founding CEO of the Daimler-Bosch joint
venture EM-motive GmbH in Germany- developing and manufacturing electric motors
for vehicle powertrains - that he ramped up until the end of 2014 as Managing Director.
From 2008 to 2011 he was responsible for Fuel Cell Vehicle Fleet Operations at
Daimler AG. Within that period he was the project manager for the “F-CELL World Drive”
– the world’s first circumnavigation with fuel cell vehicles. In 2007 and 2008 he was
Program Manager for “Generation 2 full hybrid systems” at Daimler’s Hybrid
Development Center in Troy, Michigan, USA.
From 2003 to 2007 Arwed Niestroj was executive chief of staff of the Daimler board
member for Group Research and Development Mercedes Car Group.
Before that, he had worked in Mercedes Car Group production planning and strategy
being responsible for various strategic production and business development projects
as well as powertrain production location strategy and project manager and
development engineer in commercial vehicle advanced engineering of Mercedes-
Arwed Niestroj holds a master's degree in physics from the Technical University of
Munich, Germany.



Adopting A Comprehensive Approach To Battery Integration And Architecture Design To Extend Range, Considering Cost, Safety, And Sustainability 

  • Prioritizing the Next Wave of Disruptive Technologies and Innovations To Extend Range & Reduce Cost 
  • Comparing The Benefits Of “Cell To Pack” With “Module To Pack” Battery Technology 
  • Solid State Batteries - Future Proofing The Battery Electric Vehicle Architecture For This Game-Changing Battery Technology 
  • Battery As A Structural Component - Design Considerations For Integration Of Battery As A Structural Or Load Bearing Component To Save Weight 
  • Exploring the Trade-Offs between Battery Sizing, Packaging, Cost, and Performance: Balancing the Advantages of Small Distributed Batteries Running In Parallel Vs. One Singular Large Battery 
  • Balancing Trade-Offs in Battery Electric Vehicle Design: Optimizing for Range Extension, Faster Charging, Crash Worthiness, Modularity, and Battery Servicing and Replacement
  • Battery Swapping for Range Extension - Assessing Architecture Design Considerations and Evaluating Alternative Approaches From A Cost And Technical Viewpoint  
  • Voltage Selection & The Power Grid - Balancing Efficiency and Safety in Battery System Design
  • Exploring The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Higher Voltage Systems 
  • Latest Developments In Battery Chemistries & Super Capacitors That Can Enable Fast Charging  
  • Design Considerations For Introducing Fuel Cell Technology For Range Extension and Performance Improvement During The Transition To Hydrogen 


Improving The Efficiency Of The Thermal System Design, For Multiple Powertrains 

  • A Modular Design Approach To Thermal Management
  • Optimizing The BMS & Battery Interface To Ensure Efficient Delivery To The Powertrain
  • Exploring Cost-Effective Thermal Management Strategies For A Range Of Battery Packaging Designs And Modular Cooling Solutions 
  • Design Requirements for Solid-State Batteries
  • Improving Thermal Management In Skateboard Battery Packaging Designs
  • Efficient Thermal Management for Small Modular Battery Layouts: Strategies and Considerations
  • Navigating Thermal Management Challenges For Advanced Battery Chemistries To Ensure Commercial Viability 
  • Determining The Most Appropriate BMS Configuration Based On The Design Of The Powertrain, Battery Packaging, And User Requirements Of The Car 
  • Tailoring the BMS To Different Packaging Designs 
  • Use Of AI And Machine Learning Algorithms To Predict Battery Performance Degradation And Schedule Maintenance Accordingly
  • Improving The Efficiency Of The Power Electronics Used In Electric Vehicles To Help Reduce Energy Losses And Improve Range
  • Solutions For Cost-Effective Flammability Testing Of Lithium-Ion Batteries



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