Chair of Power Electronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Löhlein



Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bernd Löhlein, University of Applied Sciences Flensburg


Bernd Löhlein studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and graduated in 2007 with a diploma. He then worked for four years as a research assistant at the Chair for Mechatronics and Electrical Drive Technology at the University of Kaiserslautern. After completing his doctorate in 2012, Bernd Löhlein became chief engineer at the same chair and worked for another six years on his habilitation on materials in electrical engineering and mechatronic systems with permanent magnet excited synchronous machines. He successfully completed his habilitation in 2018 and headed the Chair of Mechatronics and Electrical Drive Systems for one year as a deputy professor. In 2019, Mr. Löhlein became professor for electrical drive technology at University of Applied Sciences Flensburg. In 2020 he founded the research group for Innovative Drive Technology in Flensburg. Since 2020, Mr. Löhlein is also external lecturer at the Chrisitan-Albrechts-University in Kiel for electric drives.

Together with his team, he dedicates himself to the following current research fields:

  • Numerical 2D and 3D FEM calculations of electrical machines
  • Coupled numerical simulations (electromagnetic, thermal, structural mechanics) of mechatronic systems
  • New and alternative materials for electrical machines (SMC, ferrites, permanent magnets, magnetizable stainless steels)
  • Design of electrical machines with specialization in high-speed permanent magnet excited synchronous machines

  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects