Mohammad Nassar Albunni, Dr.
Fascinating electrification products enabled by virtual design optimization methods
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.” - Steve Jobs
Designing electrical drives and power electronics for fascinating user experiences is my passion.
I have been working at Bosch Research since 2009 on advancing model-based design methods. The challenge that my team and I are dealing with is to model and solve large-scale optimization problems for designing e-drives and power electronics. The design targets are to achieve the highest possible performance and quality, at an affordable price, and with minimal usage of energy and raw material to save the environment. In order to tackle these challenging targets, our research work addresses several advanced optimization methods such as multiobjective optimization, free-shape and topology optimization, and AI-based optimization.
- Chief Expert, electrical drives, Bosch Research, Renningen (Germany)
- Senior expert, cross-domain multiobjective optimization methods for e-drives, Bosch Research, Renningen (Germany)
- Doctorate, model order reduction of moving nonlinear electromagnetic devices, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
- Master of Science degree, Automation & Information Technology, Bremen University (Germany)
- Field service engineer, responisble for cardio-vascular X-ray imaging systems, Philips Medical Systems, Damascus (Syria)
- Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Aleppo University (Syria)
Albunni, Mohammad NassarModel Order Reduction of Moving Nonlinear Electromagnetic Devices
- Dissertation, Technical University of Munich
M. N. Albunni et al. (2009)Multiobjective optimization of the design of nonlinear electromagnetic systems using parametric reduced order models
- Albunni, M.N.; Rischmuller, V.; Fritzsche, T.; Lohmann, B
- IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 1474-1477, March 2009
- doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2009.2012683
Albunni, M.N. et al. (2009)Model Order Reduction of Electromagnetic Devices with a Mixed Current-Voltage Excitation
- M.N. Albunni, R. Eid, B. Lohmann
- Proceedings MATHMOD 09 Vienna
M. N. Albunni (2008)Model-Order Reduction of Moving Nonlinear Electromagnetic Devices
- M. N. Albunni, V. Rischmuller, T. Fritzsche and B. Lohmann,
- IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1822-1829, July 2008
- doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.920250
Interview with Dr. Mohammad Nassar Albunni
Chief expert in cross-domain multiobjective optimization methods for e-drives
Please tell us what fascinates you most about research.
Creativity, passion, determination, patience, continuous learning, team work, goal orientation, all of those are elements that fascinate me and challenge me at the same time in my daily research work.
What makes research done at Bosch so special?
Bosch Research foucses on inventing new products and new technologies that have the potential to become part of our daily life. They can help us in our mobility (vehicles, e-bikes, micro-mobility, etc.), in doing the many tasks in our apartments, houses, and gardens. Beside the highest standards of technical competencies; Bosch Research offers an inspiring working culture based on diversity, fairness, and mutual respect. Moreover, as a large technology company, Bosch Research opens the doors for future career steps in the divisions to enable translating innovate research ideas into real products for the whole world.
What research topics are you currently working on at Bosch?
My main research work is advancing modelling and optimization methods for electrical drives and power electronics. This uses mathematical modelling methods for many physical domains (electromagnetics, electronic circuits, thermodynamics, structural dynamics, etc.). Additionally, it addresses several advanced optimization methods such as multiobjective optimization, free-shape and topology optimization, and ultimately Artificial Intelligence which enables more efficient optimization in larger design spaces within shorter time.
What are the biggest scientific challenges in your field of research?
The major challenge that I am dealing with is to develop fascinating electrification products with the highest performance and quality standards, and to make them available to many people all over the world at an affordable price. One essential prerequisite for all of that is to minimize the usage of raw material and energy resources in order to protect our environment.
How do the results of your research become part of solutions "Invented for life"?
Electrical drives and power electronics are already part of many products in our daily life, a few examples are e-bikes, washing machines, heat pumps, drills, etc. The importance of electrification products is significantly growing motivated by the mega trend "electrified mobility". My research work is aimed at making electrical drives and power electronics more efficient regarding their energy consumption, more environmentally friendly regarding the utilization of raw materials, and more fascinating regarding their user experience.