Pulkit Batra received his master’s degree (M.Sc. Automotive Engineering) with a specialization in Battery Engineering from RWTH Aachen University (March’20) in Aachen, Germany and is currently working as Development Engineer with RLE Mobility GmbH & Co. KG (at BMW Group for more details, CV). He is proud to be a part of class of 2020 and was able to start his job amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. His prior work stint was as a master thesis student in follow-up with his role as an intern at ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Before this, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components with the focus on automotive energy storage. He completed his B.Tech in Mechanical & Automotive Engineering at Delhi Technological University (July’16) in New Delhi, India.

Mr. Batra is interested in researching and developing Battery systems, primarily Lithium-Ion Batteries, for EVs pertaining to design & development process and cost optimization also focussing on prototyping, testing, simulation, manufacturing and production. His primary job tasks at PEM-RWTH Aachen covered aspects of design and implementation, as well as for the development of advanced testing methodologies and strategies for sustainable and cost-effective product development. Pulkit’s research work has been published with ASME, SAE and IJASC.

He has also worked as a Research Assistant at Engineering Materials Lab and Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Automotive Engineering (CASRAE) at Delhi Technological University. He has gathered experience as an intern at ZF Friedrichshafen AGFEV Europe GmbH, General Motors India Pvt. Ltd., International Centre for Automotive Technology, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., and AIESEC Russia.

He is currently a member with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and FISITA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Ingénieurs des Techniques de l’Automobile). He has also actively contributed to the FIEC‐WG (FISITA International Engineering Community Working Group, Click Here to know more).