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De­part­ment of Power Elec­tron­ics and Elec­tric­al Drive Tech­no­logy wins in­ter­na­tion­al “Mag­Net Chal­lenge 2023” com­pet­i­tion

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Out of 39 participating universities worldwide, the team consisting of research assistants and students from the Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Technology at Paderborn University took first place in the model performance category.

In the challenge, machine learning methods were used to improve classic material models of magnetic components. This innovation is of crucial importance, as magnetic components are an integral part of power supply units, electric cars and power supplies. Further development in this area is essential for the successful implementation of the energy transition and the transition to a sustainable future.

The competition was organized by Princeton University. The prize money was awarded by “Google” and “Enphase” and the team from Paderborn University won 10,000 dollars in first place. 

The team's exceptional commitment and hard work deserve the highest recognition. We congratulate the team on this extraordinary success and look forward to further pioneering developments from their department.

(Photo Paderborn University) (from left to right) Oliver Wallscheid, Till Piepenbrock, Oliver Schweins, Nikolas Förster, Wilhelm Kirchgässner, Johann W. Kolar