Programming to the max: At the DRÄXLMAIER Campus in Garching near Munich, Simon works with simulation models and machine learning to develop algorithms for digital services to assess battery conditions in electric vehicles. When he studied energy engineering, Simon specialized in battery systems – and found the perfect job at DRXÄLMAIER straight out of college.
What is the goal of your work?
Our work deals with battery systems in electric and hybrid vehicles. We use simulation to replicate the load cycles in batteries, so we can, for example, analyze their charge levels or their state. This enables us to develop algorithms that could predict these properties in real systems in the future.
What does your workday look like?
We create our simulation models on the computer. We always try to make comparisons with real systems and then make adjustments to the model. Besides that, we develop an interface that makes it easier to handle simulations and make it more intuitive.
What do you like best about your job?
The topics here are very diverse. I have to know a lot about parts in electric and hybrid vehicles so that I can make conclusive simulations. At the same time, analyzing the usability of a user interface is a very exciting topic. I like that diversity and, of course, all the competent colleagues and the totally casual atmosphere here on campus.