Lawrence Tech signs agreement with German university
Friday, April 30th, 2010
Lawrence Technological University and Ilmenau University of Technology of Germany have signed an agreement to collaborate on automotive research and work towards creating a joint degree program in ground vehicle mechatronic systems engineering.
A signing ceremony took place April 14 during a visit by Deputy Rector for Science Klaus Augsburg, who is also chair of the Automotive Engineering Department, and Professor Valentin Ivanov of Ilmenau.
The German Research Foundation (GRF) has provided funding for the visit and a reciprocal trip to Europe in June by Lawrence Tech Professor Vladimir Vantsevich.
Vantsevich and Augsburg have had a research paper accepted by the SAE Congress on Commercial Vehicle Engineering. Another two papers will be submitted to the Conference of the International Society on Terrain Vehicle Systems. A joint proposal for further funding will be submitted to the National Science Foundation and GRF.
They intend to submit a proposal to the European Commission and the U.S. Dept of Education to develop a joint graduate degree program in ground vehicle mechatronic systems engineering.
In addition to visiting Ilmenau University of Technology in June, Vantsevich is scheduled to go to Volvo AB in Eskilstuna to discuss potential research. He will give a presentation entitled “Wheel Power Management for AWD Vehicle Dynamics and Performance Optimization” at the Vehicle Dynamics Expo in Stuttgart as a key speaker.