CWD
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Center for Wind power drives
    Center for Wind power drives
  • Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
    Conference for Wind Power Drives 2017
  • Aufbau FVA-Gondel
    Aufbau FVA-Gondel
  • Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
    Vorstellung des 4MW Prüfstandes
  • 4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
    4MW-Prüfstand mit HybridDrive
  • 1MW-Prüfstand
    1MW-Prüfstand
  • Campus Melaten
    Campus Melaten

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Ralf Schelenz

Phone +49(0)241 / 80 96797
Fax     +49(0)241 / 80 92885

EMail: Ralf.Schelenz@cwd.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 404

Prof. Dr. R. Schelenz studied construction design at RWTH Aachen University from 1984 to 1989. In 1994 he received his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the Institute for Machine Elements and Machine Design (IME), where he has been working as Senior Research Engineer with the Drive Technology group from 1995 on. Focussing on the drivetrain, the group has been investigating on the complex dynamical behaviour of wind turbines in numerous research and bilateral industrial projects over the last 20 years. Today the institute works on system simulation codes as well as component and whole nacelle system test rigs.  

Since 2013 Mr. Schelenz is managing director of the Center for Wind Power Drives and coordiantes the interdisciplinary projects.

Dr.-Ing. Dennis Bosse

Phone +49(0)241 / 80 95662
Fax      +49(0)241 / 80 92256

EMail:   dennis.bosse@cwd.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 204

Dr.-Ing. Dennis Bosse studied mechanical engineering with a specialization in construction and development at the RWTH Aachen University until 2007.

Since 2007, he has been working as a scientific assistant at the IME.

Mr. Bosse worked in the field of drive technology until 2011 and there he focused on machine acoustic analysis of drive systems. He managed the project “Acoustic behavior of high speed, little clearance servomotor-gear units” on behalf of the Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.

Starting in 2011, Mr. Bosse became team leader of the group “Test Methods” in the field wind. There he coordinates research activities in the joint project “Improvement of operational behaviors of On-Shore wind power plants by means of a new type of system test rig” and the setting up of the “Center for Wind Power Drives” at the RWTH Aachen University as well as the construction of a 4 MW system test rig for wind power plants.

Since July 2013, Mr. Bosse is responsible for the topic test as business unit manager at the Chair for Wind Power Drives.

Since 2017 Mr. Bosse is managing director of the Center for Wind Power Drives and coordiantes the interdisciplinary projects.

Assistance

Alicia Cool

Phone +49(0)241 / 80 90885
Fax     +49(0)241 / 80 92885

EMail: alicia.cool@cwd.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 403

Alicia Cool assists the managing director at the CWD since march 2018.

Public Relations & Marketing

Chrissowalandou Apdarmani

Chair for Wind Power Drives
Campus-Boulevard 61
52074 Aachen 

Phone +49(0)241 / 80 92189
Fax     +49(0)241 / 80 92885

EMail: chrissowalandou.apdarmani@cwd.rwth-aachen.de
Room: 303

Since 2018 Chrissowalandou Apdarmani has been responsible for Public Relations & Marketing at the Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering as well as the Center for Wind Power Drives.

After graduating with an M.A. in English Literature, Political Science and Economics from RWTH Aachen University, she gained professional experience in Ireland before returning to Germany as Business Development Manager and subsequently worked as press officer for Bielefeld’s Employment Agency; until joining the MSE and CWD, she additionally participated in redeveloping and relaunching the websites of local employment agencies while being employed by the Federal Employment Agency (Nuremberg).