Challenges and Opportunities for a Cost-Optimized Micro and Mild Hybrid Powertrain Architecture on a 48 V DC Bus Application


Rico Heinrich is a controls engineer in the Transmission, Hybrid and Electrification business unit at IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc. He is responsible for electrical machines in series production projects for electrical vehicles (e.g. development, integration, design, requirement management). His work is focused in function development and application for (H)EV voltage source inverters (control algorithm, implementation, functional test on test bench), (H)EV drivetrain system simulation, and alternative (H)EV drive solutions development.

Prior to joining IAV North America in 2012, Heinrich worked in IAV Group’s Chemnitz, Germany location as a controls engineer. As an IAV Chemnitz student employee, he worked in electrical drives development before completing his diploma thesis. He also worked as a student employee for qipso GmbH, where he worked in electrical drivetrain development for a light-electric vehicle prototype project. Heinrich was a project coordinator for the “Hydrogen – Energy Source of the Future” NaT-Working- Project between Technical University Chemnitz and Fortis Saxonia e.V.

He is a member of SAE International.

Heinrich earned a Master’s degree (Diplom-Ingenieur) in mechatronics/drive and motion technology, from Technical University of Chemnitz in Chemnitz, Germany.