Dear graduates, former and current employees, there are many occasions to get together with former colleagues and friends. In this year 2023, these include.

  • 70 years of electrical drive engineering/power electronics in Ilmenau
  • 90th birthday of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wolfgang Gens
  • from the Institute for Electrical Trains and Drives at the TH Ilmenau to his successors at today's TU Ilmenau, the Group of Power Electronics and Controls in Electrical Power Engineering and the Group of Industrial Electronics
  • from the first matriculation of the TH Ilmenau to the present in the TU Ilmenau,

altogether sufficient reasons for a generation-spreading graduate colloquium. The colloquium is organized by the committee Electrical Drives/Power Electronics EAL of the University Society of the TU Ilmenau in cooperation with ISLE e.V. Ilmenau and the mentioned departments. All graduates, alumni and long-time friends are cordially invited to Ilmenau on 28 and 29 September 2023.


Venue: Technology and Start-up Center Ilmenau (TGZ Ilmenau), Ehrenbergstraße 11, 98693 Ilmenau



Thursday, 28.09.2023 (TGZ Ilmenau)

12:00: Arrival of participants and registration at TGZ Ilmenau

13:00: Opening by Jürgen Petzoldt, TU Ilmenau

13:15: Greeting by the Executive Board of the University Society - concerns and tasks of the University Society Peter Scharff, TU Ilmenau

13:45: Research and teaching of the energy technology departments of the TU Ilmenau Albrecht Gensior, Power Electronics and Controls in Electrical Power Engineering

14:15: Applied research and development for industry: from proof-of-concept to series production Tobias Reimann, Robert Krümmer, ISLE GmbH, Ilmenau

15:00: Coffee break

15:30: Development cooperation between TAE/Pikatron and TU Ilmenau/ISLE - Experience reports and expectations Mezmur Asressahegn, Head of R&D Pikatron GmbH, Usingen

16:00: Electrons in the tank - power electronics(s) in the automotive industry André Blum, Project Manager SiC Value Chain, Volkswagen Group Components

16:30: Research and development cooperation for DC networks of the future Klaus Heinze, elatec GmbH, Konz/Ilmenau Tobias Rosenbaum, TLU GmbH, Ilmenau

17:00: Check-in at the hotels

19:00: Banquet at TGZ Ilmenau with a look back at 70 years of electric drive technology/power electronics and a look ahead

Friday, 29.09.2023

Morning: Guided tour machine hall and campus Ehrenberg



Karin Just

+49 3677 69-2849