David Koebel studied Mechanical Engineering in the early nineteen-nineties at the Leibniz-Universität in Hanover, within the faculty of Mechanical Design and Development Technologies. During his studies of engineering-sciences his fields of activity were widely spread – from Applied Mechanics to Heat & Matter Transportation to Internal Combustion Engines.
Later, he was assistant professor at the Institute of Mechanics and Machinery Dynamics of the Technische Universität in Berlin. He finished his Ph.D. thesis in the year 2000, on the topic ‘Torsional Vibrations in Reciprocating Engines – Calculation and Stability Analysis with Respect to the Excitation of Structure-bourne Noise’.
Since 1999 his main employment is in the spaceflight business for the company OHB System in Bremen, northern Germany.
As an expert with project responsibility, he had his share in shaping the space specialist’s rapid expansion in various functions. He worked in international consortia for the European and the national space agency and took responsibility in all project phases.
Since 2010 he has been working in the field of development-related verification of electronic devices that secure command and data radio links to the satellite by means of encryption. He is one of the few mechanical engineers to also possess a sound knowledge of electronics development.
As far as is possible today, David Koebel could be described as a generalist.
To remain active in the field of vehicle technology, David Koebel has continued to pursue his inventive talents since 2004 and has registered two patents. Since 2018 he has been working as an independent service provider and consultant. The patent for the implementation of a new drive concept for scooters was granted in 2019 by the German Patent and Trademark Office.
After my extended secondary degree, I completed an apprenticeship as a precision engineering mechanic with a focus on mechanical engineering in 2015, at an engine repair.
To combine my practical skills with the theoretical knowledge of mechanical engineering, I obtained my advanced technical college entrance qualification in 2016. I am an enthusiastic automobile fan, which is why I started a degree in automotive engineering at TH Köln. During my studies I was an active member of the Formula Student Team “eMotorsports cologne” for a season. I still supported the team as an alumni. Since one of my hobbies is motorsport, as a fan and driver, I completed my practical semester at the company Audi Sport customer racing in Biberach. After graduating with mybachelor’s degree, probably in the spring of 2021, I am aiming to become an application engineer for additive processes/rapid technologies, I have been looking into additive manufacturing since 2018 and see this as an important pillar of the future Industry 4. 0.
In addition to motorsport, in my spare time I am involved in the restoration of agricultural machinery, I also play rugby, go diving and skiing.