Timon S. Hartwich, M. Sc.



Hamburg University of Technology

Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics (M-4)

Building O (Eissendorfer Str. 38)

Room 013

Tel.: +49 (0) 40 428-78-3245



I am fascinated by working on energy systems and the challenges associated with them. A reliable and sustainable energy supply is the most important requirement for technical applications. I am working on electrical energy supply and its interfaces to other forms of energy such as thermal energy. My focus is on modeling and optimization of coupled energy systems. In my current research project I am working on DC grids on ships offering great potential to reduce green house gas emissions from shipping and simplify the integration of various renewable energy sources. I am attracted by the novel approach and the wide solution range as well as the numerous possibilities for the development of a topology-optimized coupled energy system.


Research focus:
Research projects:
  • Modelling and optimization of coupled energy systems
  • DC-grids on ships
  • Power Hardware-in-the-loop (PHiL)


since 02/2021 Research Assistent, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Mechatronics in Mechanics
10/2018 -
M. Sc. Student in Energy Systems, Hamburg University of Technology, Thesis: Potential of sector coupling in decentralized DC shipboard networks
01/2020 -
Research project at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG
10/2019 - 12/2019 Working student at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG
10/2015 -
B. Sc. Student Mechanical Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, Thesis: Investigation of load steps and their effect on the grid stability in inverter formed stand-alone grids



  • Basics of Eletrical Engineering

Student works

  • Gillner, M.: Topology Optimization of a Coupled Cruise Ship Energy System, Master's Thesis, 2021
  • Krutschkow, M.: Analysis and Scaling Concepts of Energy Storages in Shipboard Grids, Bachelor's Thesis, 2021
  • Klass, S.: Comparison of a Parameter-Based Induction Motor Model with a Characteristic-Based Motor Model, Bachelor's Thesis, 2021
  • Molinski, M.: Conceptualization and Simulation of a Cruise Ship Chilled Water System as a Virtual Energy Storage System, Project Work, 2021
  • Dahm, M.: Design and Simulation of a Thermal HiL Test-Bench, Bachelor's Thesis, 2021
  • Grashoff, J.: Development of a Method for Generic Load Profile Generation, Bachelor's Thesis, 2022
  • Darwisch, J.: Development of a Method for Semi-Automated Cable Routing on Board Ships, Bachelor's Thesis, 2022
  • Bouaami, S.: Passenger Simulation for Load Forecasting on Ships, Master's Thesis, 2022