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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

General Manager Battery Business Unit  

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 to vehicle design and new mobility business models.

In November 2011 Arwed Niestroj was 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 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 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-Benz.

Arwed Niestroj holds a master degree in physics from the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

AGENDA  AT A GLANCE

DAY 1

IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, OFFSET BATTERY WEIGHT AND MEET EVOLVING CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS

  • Designing Future BEV Concepts To Profit From Global Mega Trends & Meet Customer Acceptance On Range, Performance & Affordability 
  • Evaluating Different Platforms & Architectures For Battery Integration (For Specific Classes Of B.E.V.)
  • Exploring Standardization Of Metrics & Protocols For Battery Systems, Components & Charging Interfaces To Improve Interoperability & Ensure Smoother, More Modular Part Replacement 
  • Optimal Design Of Thermal Management Systems At The System Level
  • Major Technology Disrupters To Make Future Electric Architectures Possible – Including BMS & Cooling Innovations 

THE FUTURE OF BATTERY PACK DESIGN AND INTEGRATION

  • New Developments On Interfacing Battery Technologies Within A Vehicle Architecture Including The Latest Developments On “Cell To Chassis” & “Battery Swapping” 
  • Optimal Battery Pack Design & Modularity
  • Further Integrating Electronic Components Into The Battery Pack
  • Material Selection For Battery Attachment/Enclosure & Structure  
  • Battery Pack Design & Modularity

IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND WEIGHT REDUCTION TO OFFSET HEAVY BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

  • Improving Battery Management System Efficiency & Integration With The Connected Car  
  • Optimizing The Thermal Behaviour Of All Components & Subsystems In The Vehicle  
  • Evaluate The Next Wave Of New Battery Chemistries For Efficiency
  • Evaluating New Breakthroughs & innovations On Thermal Efficiency To Balance The Performance Of The System
  • Innovation Focus - Electric Heater Versus Heat Pump And Air Conditioning
  • Introducing Multi-Functional Components Into Thermal Management Systems

 

DAY 2

PART 2 - ENSURING OVERALL ENERGY EFFICIENCY

WEIGHT REDUCTION AND SAFETY

  • Optimizing Whole Vehicle Architecture To Make Better Trade Offs Between Vehicle Shape/Attractive Design, Aerodynamics, Battery Positioning & Passenger Ergonomics
  • BATTERY PRODUCTION Identifying The Key Cost Drivers & Opportunities To Make Battery Production Cheaper & Sustainable 
  • Exploring The Future Technical Benefits Of AC Versus DC
  • Integrating Sustainability & Circularity Concepts Into BEV Battery & Component Production 
  • Assess The Next Wave Of Solar Technologies As To  Further Improve Energy Efficiency 
  • Technologies & Materials To Enable More Lightweight Chassis & Body Structures For The Mass Market
  • Vehicle Body In White Technologies That Deliver An Improved Interior Package 
  • Multi-Function Components For Weight Reduction To Offset Battery Weight

OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY OF MOTORS AND POWERTRAIN COMPONENTS

  • Assess The Next Wave Of More Efficient Motor Technology & Designs
  • Integrating Lighter, Multi-Function Power Train Components
  • Application Of Modelling & Simulation Packages To Predict Performance Of Multi-Function Components & Sub Systems Over Time
  • Optimal Configuration Of Motors & Drive Train Technologies To Maximize Efficiency 

COST EFFECTIVELY REDUCING SAFETY RISK
DESIGN TECHNIQUES, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • New Resistant To Fire Innovations For The Battery Packaging 
  • Evaluating Active Safety Systems For Further Protecting The Battery 
  • Simulation & Modelling For BEV Battery Safety Optimization
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