Julius Harms, M. Sc.


Hamburg University of Technology

Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics (M-4)

Building O (Eissendorfer Str. 38)

Room 016

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 428-78-4207


What I like about mechatronics, the hybrid of mechanics, electronics and computer science, is facing the broad field of challenges. This brought me as intern and working student from electric motors on subway trains over controller development for avionics equipment ventilation to gas turbine simulation for ship applications. Getting to know different fields in Engineering teaches you new continuously and keeps your work interesting. In my current research project, I develop a maritime Sensor Platform, which will float in the ocean to transmit measuring data from different domains. Besides the autonomous energy supply to guarantee a long lifetime, the reduction of the ecological footprint is a major challenge. This requirement offers the interdisciplinary work with scientists from different areas and leads me to new technologies.


Research focus:
Research projects:
  • sensor design
  • electromagnetic design
  • maritime technology


  • Dennis Kaehler, Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Automatic solver selection and solution for CPU based automotive HIL simulations with small step size requirements. 1-4. [Abstract] [www] [BibTex]

  • Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Self-Sufficient Modular Multi Sensor Platform for Remote Long Time Ocean Observations in Large Quantities. [doi] [www] [BibTex]

  • Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Proof of Concept Validation of a Swimming Multi Sensor Platform for In-Situ Ocean Monitoring. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]

  • Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Design and Potential Analysis of an Eddy Current Sensor for Inductive Conductivity Measurement in Fluids. MDPI Proceedings. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]

  • Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Theory and Modeling of Eddy-Current Type Inductive Conductivity Sensors for Salinity Measurement. MDPI Proceedings. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]

  • Yigithan Kandur, Julius Harms and Thorsten A. Kern (2021). Uncertainty Analysis for Low-Cost Transformer Type Inductive Conductivity Sensors. MDPI Proceedings. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]

  • Julius Harms (2018). Parameterabhängige Schrittweitensteuerung für eine HIL-Simulation zur Prüfung automobiler Steuergeräte. [Abstract] [doi] [www] [BibTex]


ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6172-5345


  • Electrical Machines
  • Basics of Electrical Engineering


since 02/2019 Research Assistant, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics
04/2018 - 09/2018 Tutor for the exercise embedded systems, Hamburg University of Technology
10/2015 - 12/2018 M. Sc. Student in Mechatronics, Hamburg University of Technology, specialization in Intelligent Systems and Robotics
01/2018 - 04/2018 Intern at RH Marine Netherlands B.V. in ship automation and simulation
03/2017 - 12/2017 Working student at Airbus Operations GmbH in controls & equipment ventilation
10/2016 - 03/2017 Working student at Airbus Operations GmbH in procurement of detail parts
10/2012 - 10/2015 B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, specialization in mechatronics
04/2015 - 05/2016 Working student at Hamburger Hochbahn AG in the department of train maintenance


Student Works

  • Merten, L.; Evaluation and Development of a Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Seawater Temperature Sensor with High Resolution, 2020
  • Tcheukam, T.I.; Design and Development of a Mini-Generator for Kinetic Wave Energy Harvesting, 2020
  • Theune, J.P.: Development of a parameterizable electromechanical sensor module for measuring the motion dynamics of a kinetic wave energy harvester, 2020
  • Raghavendra, R.: Development of the Hardware Architecture for a High Frequency and Low Power Impedance Spectroscopy, 2020
  • Bartsch, M.: Development of an Energy Efficient Method for Impedance Spectroscopy Based on Integrated Circuits, 2020
  • Rottke, V.: Performance optimization of a calibration test bench for maritime sensors
  • Eschweiler, A.: Design of a temperature sensor for a cost-effective and energy-efficient seawater temperature measurement with high resolution, 2020
  • Lünser, H.: Transient Structural Analysis of a Miniature Ocean going Sensor Platform, 2020
  • Kaya, K.: Analysis of the measurement uncertainties of low-cost inductive salinity sensors based on torodial coils 
  • Hansen, K.: Development of a calibration test bench for maritime sensors
  • Adam, L.: Evaluation and design of different energy harvesting concepts for self sufficient sensor drifter in maritime use, Bachelor thesis, 2019
  • Nachimuthu, L.: Conceptual development of a global communication network for maritime distributed sensor nodes, Project work, 2019
  • Raj, A.: Load simulation for lightweight sensor drifter in different sea conditions, Project work, 2019