Jana Ihrens, M. Sc.

Technische Universität Hamburg

Institut für Mechatronik im Maschinenbau (M-4)

Gebäude O (Eißendorfer Str. 38)

Raum 013

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 428-78-4210


Researchfocus: Researchprojects:
electrical power systems Power Hardware-in-the-loop Laboratory
Power Hardware-in-the-loop  


since 08/2020 Research Assistant, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics
10/2017 -
M. Sc. Student Electrical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology
10/2019 -
Masterthesis at WEINMANN Emergency Medical Technology GmbH + Co. KG
09/2018 - 10/2018 Research Assistant, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
10/2013 -
B. Sc. Student General Engineering Science, Hamburg University of Technology, Thesis: Provision of Control Reserve with Wind Powerplants - An International Comparison of the Frame Conditions


  • Measurement Technology for Mechanical Engineering


  • Ihrens, Jana and Möws, Stefan and Wilkening, Lennard and Kern, Thorsten A. and Becker, Christian (2021). The Impact of Time Delays for Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Investigations. Energies. 14. (11), [Abstract] [doi] [www]

  • Ihrens, Jana and Schneider, Timo and Kern, Thorsten A. (2022). Assessing the Complexity of DC-System Simulations. 1-4 [doi]

Student works

Supervised Theses (finished):

  • König, O.: Analysis of the simulation accuracy for simulations of maritime DC grids, Bachelorthesis, 2023

  • Malpricht, M.: Identification of Critical Components regarding the Simulation Complexity of (maritime) DC Grid Simulations, Project Work, 2023

  • Bahadori Rad, S.: Analysis of the impact of intermeshedness and bidirectional power flows on simulation complexity, Master's thesis, 2023

  • Sureshkumar, S.: Comparison of the accuracy of power hardware-in-the-loop investigations and pure simulations, Bachelorthesis, 2023

  • Droste, D.: Cost optimization of simulation complexity for maritime DC grids, Project Work, 2023 
  • Schneider, T.: Analysis of the complexity of simulation models of maritime direct current networks, Master's thesis, 2022
  • Bouaami, S.: Passenger simulation for load forecasting on ships, Masterthesis, 2022
  • Beckmann, T.-M.: Evaluation of the applicability of AC (switching) components in DC networks, Bachelorthesis, 2022
  • Blettrup, N.: Systematic design of drive lines in small vessels considering the matching of propeller and electric motor, Bachelorthesis, 2021
  • Droste, D.: Development of a test rig for electrosensitive hydrogels as actuators in Braille displays, Bachelorthesis, 2021
  • Malpricht, M.: Development of a generic electrical power system structure for DC grids on different types of ships, Bachelorthesis, 2021
  • Madan Chalgeri, N.: Design of a Test Bench for Investigation of the Suitability of Electrosensitive Hydrogels in Applications for Fast Switching Braille Displays, Project Work, 2021
  • Prünte, P.: Evaluation of different measurement techniques for supraharmonic impedance measurement, Project Work, 2021
  • Moreau, K.: Communication systems for the Integration of RES in DC-grids on ships, Bachelorthesis, 2021