MAGNOTHERM is a start-up company from Technische Universität Darmstadt with world leading expertise in permanent magnets and magnetic cooling. We are a spin-off from Functional Materials group, led by Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch. In 2019, MagnoTherm Solutions GmbH was founded.
Our technology, based on solid state materials and water, is capable of replacing standard gas compression cooling or heating solutions in compliance with current and future F-Gas regulation standards.
Our developed cutting-edge energy conversion solutions allow cooling and heating with low pressure systems and is 40% more efficient than current systems. At the same time, it is non-toxic, explosion free and non-imflammable. It is scalable in all sizes without loss in efficiency and can be used for thermal energy conversion units in decentralized, mid-range powered applications. With our 100% green technology, we are able to meet the world’s fast growing demand of clean and sustainable cooling and heating applications.
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Dimitri is our CTO and responsible for all technical developments. He is an expert in permanent magnets, magnetic field simulations, magnetocaloric cooling devices, and more. Dimitri studied physics at Technical University Dresden before joining the research group of Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch to pursue his PhD studies in the fields of magnetic cooling.
Maike is responsible for market research and analysis. She is an industrial engineer and currently pursuing her master's degree at TU Darmstadt.
Janosch is currently pursuing his master's degree "Energy Science and Engineering" at TU Darmstadt specializing on magnetic field simulations and machine learning.
Dr. Max Fries
Max is our CEO and is responsible for the technical development as well as cooperations. He is an expert in the field of magnetocaloric materials and magnetic cooling devices. Max is a material scientist and an alumni from TU Darmstadt. In 2017, he was awarded a PhD from Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch in the field of magnetocaloric materials.
Tilman is responsible for computer aided design of components, prototyping, and research. He is a mechanical engineer and currently pursuing his master's degree at TU Darmstadt. Besides his studies, he is an active member of the Sailing Team Darmstadt e.V. developing a sailboat that can cross the Atlantic unmanned and energy self-sufficient.
Shahab is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur with expertise in mechanical engineering, 3D printing, electrical engineering and mechatronics. With his 10+ industry work experience, he is responsible for the optimization of electronics, hydraulics, mechanics and production.
Iliada is responsible for the corporate design, public relations and social media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design from POLIS University, Tirana, Albania. Currently, she is pursuing her Master's degree in "Leadership in the Creative Industries" at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Previously, she has worked as a graphic designer and photographer for the UNDP, architecture studios and as a freelancer.
Jeff is responsible for the system design, components and integration. He is an alumni from TU Darmstadt in mechanical engineering and management as well as from Imperial College London and Royal College of Arts in Global Innovation Design. Before joining MagnoTherm Solutions, he has pursued his own startup in the field of augmented thinking.
Ulysse is responsible for characterization, processing and optimization of magnetocaloric materials. He is a chemical engineer with a master's degree from TU Darmstadt. Besides working with MagnoTherm Solutions, he is pursuing his PhD at TU Darmstadt.
Timur is our Co-CEO and responsible for business development, finance and operations. He is an alumni from TU Darmstadt (Bachelor's) and TU Berlin (Master's). He has gained profound experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and management.
Tim is responsible for computer aided engineering of magnetocaloric materials and heat exchanger structures. He is a mechanical engineer and pursued his master's degree at TU Darmstadt.
Dr. Tino Gottschall
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gutfleisch
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