Portrait von David Koebel


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.