Webseite Chair for Wind Power Drives

The Chair of Wind Power Drives at the RWTH Aachen University conducts research in the field of drivetrain technologies for wind turbines (WT). In numerous research projects throughout past decades, drivetrain technologies as well as vibration analysis of wind turbines and their drivetrain components have been continuously developed.


  • Pre-dimensioning based of an existing 1 MW bearing
  • Definition of relevant influencing factors
  • Detailed design by elastohydrodynamic simulations


  • Motivation to work independently on technical questions in the field of drivetrain technology
  • Prior knowledgeand experiencein wind energy,FE modelling and MBS simulation is advantageous but not prerequisite
  • Good grasp of technical systems

We offer:

  • Participation in an interdisciplinary research project with industrial collaboration
  • Immediate start and rapid progress of the thesis
  • Intensive supervision
  • Possibility for further employment as part of a doctorate

We look forward to your application by email:

Tim Runkel, M. Sc.
Chair for Wind Power Drives

Campus-Boulevard 61, 52074 Aachen

Um sich für diesen Job zu bewerben, sende deine Unterlagen per E-Mail an tim.runkel@cwd.rwth-aachen.de