We focus on developing energy
storage and conversion technologies that enable Bosch to meet the environmental
challenges of the 21st century. Our current focus is on novel combustion
concepts, batteries, and thermoelectric devices.
The common methodology that we employ in our topics is to develop
physically-based models. These models range from computational intensive models
such as fundamental quantum-mechanical (“ab-initio”) models for battery
materials to reactive fluid mechanics models for engine simulations to simpler
models that can be used in real-time applications. We use these models to
optimize our designs, and to develop feedback control algorithms that in many
applications enable these technologies and optimize their performance.