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Ralf Gomm
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EDUCATION
       
        University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
        Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

        University of Applied Sciences, Weingarten, Germany
        M.Sc. Mechatronics

        University of Applied Sciences, Weingarten, Germany
        Dipl.-Ing. Electrical
Engineering

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
            
        Tesla Motors Inc., San Francisco, CA
       
Engineering Manager - Energy Products Systems Engineering
       
Systems Engineering Responsibility for Powerwall, Powerpack & Grid-Tied Systems
        • Defining product roadmap, hardware and software architecture
       
• Developing system and component requirements through modeling & simulation
        • Distributing functions and performance to components within system
        • Collaborating with firmware, hardware and validation teams on implementation

        Parker Hannifin Corp., Charlotte, NC
       
Engineering Manager - Hybrid Electric Business Unit
       
Global engineering responsibility for Hybrid Electric Business Unit
        • Electric-hydraulic hybrid actuation and traction systems
        • Inverter development for mobile / off-road applications
        • Embedded control systems
        • Intellectual property
        • Global staffing

        Parker Hannifin Corp., Charlotte, NC
       
Sr. Systems Engineer - Hybrid Electric Business Unit
       
Technical lead for start-up Business Unit with responsiblities for
        • System design, development, validation and certification
        • Organizational growth from business case development to product commercialization
        • Hired and trained systems engineering team

        Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, OH
       
Control Systems Engineer - Technology, Commercialization & Support
       
Software architect for off-highway embedded controllers, high voltage
        inverters and energy storage systems.

        Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL
       
Research Consultant - Systems & Controls
        Developed path and motion planning algorithms for mobile earth moving
        machinery in Systems & Control group.

        m+p International Inc., Verona, NJ
       
Internship (6 month)
       
Customer support of vibration control and environmental simulation systems.

        EADS Astrium GmbH, Immenstaad, Germany
       
Internship (6 month)
       
Designed electrical interfaces for satellite sub-components.



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    LANGUAGES
       
        German native
        English  fluent
        French   not much left

 
   

PATENTS / PUBLICATIONS

        [1] Gomm R., Vanderlaan D., “Electrical Interrupt System and use in a Hybrid System"
        System ”, US 8513837 B2, Issued February 3, 2011.

        [2] Gomm R., Vanderlaan D., Shenouda A., “Method of Controlling an Electro-Hydraulic Actuator
        System Having Multiple Functions”, EP 2329155 B1, Issued August 25, 2011.

        [3] Gomm R., Vanderlaan D., “Velocity Control of Unbalanced Hydraulic Actuator Subjected to
        Over-Center Load Conditions ”, EP 2318720 B1, Issued September 1, 2011.

        [4] Gomm R., Vanderlaan D., “Method of Controlling Pressure in an Electro-Hydraulic Actuation
        System ”, U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/814,372, Filed April 22, 2013.

        [5] Gomm R., Josefsson C., “Method to Detect Valve Failure in Hydraulic System",
        U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/813,964, Filed April 19, 2013.

        [6] Gomm R., Eriksson B., “Method of Increasing Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Piston Velocity",
        U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/814,411, Filed April 22, 2013.

        [7] Gomm R., Eriksson B., “Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator Deceleration Rate Control System",
        U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/723,439, Filed November 7, 2012.

        [8] Gomm R., Eriksson B., “Smooth Control of Hydraulic Actuator ",
        U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/723,421, Filed November 7, 2012.

        [9] Gomm R., Bhaskar V. and Cetinkunt S., “Automated Real-Time Motion Planning and Control of
        Construction Equipment Mechanism”, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2008.

        [10] Gomm R. and Cetinkunt S., “Memory Efficient Real-Time Motion Planning by Dual- Resolution Heuristic
        Search”, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007.

        [11] Gomm R. and Cetinkunt S., “Real-Time Motion Planning for Mobile Construction Equipment Vehicle
        Linkage Mechanism”, International Forum on Systems and Mechatronics, Tainan, Taiwan, December 2006.

        [12] Gomm R., Bhaskar V. and Cetinkunt S., “Real-Time Automated Planning and Control of Construction
        Equipment Mechanism with Five Degrees of Freedom”, 10th International Conference on Mechatronics
        Technology, Mexico City, Mexico, November 2006.

        [13] Gomm R., Cetinkunt S., Gharsalli I., Bhaskar V. and Zhu Y., “Method for Automatically Planning a Collision
        Free Motion Path of the Blade Mechanism of a Motor Grader”, US Patent application under review, 2005.