Thomas Braunl

Professor, Dip(Info) Kaiserslautern, MS S.Calif., PhD DrHabil Stuttgart, MIEEE

  • The University of Western Australia (M018), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 4.15, Electrical Engineering Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley


  • 790 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Personal profile


Thomas Bräunl is Professor at The University of Western Australia, Perth, where he directs the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV), having converted several road-licensed cars to battery-electric drive. He is Technical Director of the West Australian Electric Vehicle Trial and the Principal Investigator of the ARC Electric Vehicle Fast-Recharging Project. He has worked on Driver-Assistance Systems with Daimler and on Electric Vehicle Charging Systems with BMW. Professor Bräunl holds a Diploma from Univ. Kaiserslautern, Germany, a M.S. from USC, Los Angeles, and a PhD and Habilitation from Univ. Stuttgart.

Roles and responsibilities

Head, CIIPS Research Group
Director, REV Project
Technical Director, WA Electric Vehicle Trial


Electromobility, Robotics, Embedded Systems


  • Electromobility
  • Automotive systems
  • Robotics
  • Embedded systems
  • Image processing
  • Parallel processing

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Projects 1998 2019

Research Output 1997 2018

Energy efficiency of electric vehicles and recharging technologies under consideration of usage profiles.

Wager, G. 2018 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Electric vehicles
Energy efficiency
Regenerative braking
Electric vehicles

Smart Accelerating and Braking – Achieving Higher Energy Efficiencies in Electric Vehicles

Wager, G., Whale, J. & Braunl, T. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electric vehicles
Energy efficiency
Railroad cars
1 Citations

Modeling and Offset-Free Model Predictive Control of a Hydraulic Mini Excavator

Bender, F. A., Goltz, S., Braunl, T. & Sawodny, O. 1 Oct 2017 In : IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. 14, 4, p. 1682-1694 13 p., 7934341

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Model predictive control
1 Citations

Predictive operator modeling for virtual prototyping of hydraulic excavators

Bender, F. A., Mitschke, M., Bräunl, T. & Sawodny, O. 1 Dec 2017 In : Automation in Construction. 84, p. 133-145 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gradient methods
Constrained optimization