Current Team

Markus Heinsdorff: Project Leader

Andreas Zeiselmair: Project Leader

Matthias Menzinger: Web and mechanical

Philipp Schaltenberg: Business Development

Origin

The rotor is an idea of the installation artist Markus Heinsdorff. With initiative by environmental engineer Andreas Zeiselmaier, a team of engineers and students was compiled, to develop the final deployable prototype, with the support of universities.

Team Background

As a team of various backgrounds and generations we are a very fruitful combination of members with the same idea and goal: We want to make change happen! Our initiative Mobile Hydro was founded 2013 after the great success at the Siemens Empowering People Award in Nairobi. With the vision to replace Diesel-Generator through eco-friendly alternatives and the ambition to supply electricity to off-grid areas, we started our work in 2013.

Mission

Empowering people and replacing Diesel generators. The innovative invention ‘Rotor’ is a small low-cost mobile hydro power plant which provides electricity for regions without grid connection.

Founder

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Markus Heinsdorff

Idea, Concept & Design

Internationally working installation artist

markus [at] heinsdorff [dot] de
www.heinsdorff.de

 

Johannes Deckert

Technical Development

Cand. M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Andreas Zeiselmair

Organization, Development and Implementation

M. Sc. in Environmental Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

zeiselmair [at] mobilehydro [dot] com

 

Christoph Helf

Strategic Development and Implementation

B. Eng. in Recource Management
University of Augsburg

Supporter

Mechanical

Hasan Güven Kaya

Technical Development and Testseries

Cand. B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Christoph Haslinger

Construction and Manufacturing

Cand. M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Erik Petersen

Hydromechaniks

Cand. B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Electrical

Andreas Drexler

Electrobox - Developing and Production

Cand. M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Melanie Manersberger

Analysis of the Suitability of a DC machine as a Generator for a Small Stand-Alone Hydropower Plant

B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Renan Schwinden

Test and Implementation

Cand. B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brazil (UFSC)

Business

Philipp Schaltenberg

Business Development

Entrepreneur in the Energy Sector

Marlies Ehring,
Thies Hofmann,
Luise Hogrefe,
Dominik Knoblic

Opportunity Assessment Plan

Technology Enterpreneurship LAB
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

 

Industrial Design and Construction

Markus Sick 

Industrial Design and Construction

markus sick design
markus [at] markussickdesign [dot] com

 

Hannes Seehauser

Investigation and Optimization of a low-cost Water Resources Concept for Distributed Applications in Developing Countries

B.Sc.
Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck

Sebastian Braun,
Katharina Kurz,
Daniel Pourroy,
Tina Weikard

Product and Production Analysis and Optimization

Cand. M. Eng. Technologie Management
University of Applied Sciences Augsburg

Sarah Godoj,
Tristam Pears,
Philipp Pelzl,
Martina Schlusnus,
Anna Várnai,
Daniel Wünsch

Concept & Design

M.Sc. Industrial Design
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Pilot Project: Bangladesh

Benoit Durillon

Association Watever

Environmental Engineering
University Paris-Saclay

Mechanical & Web

Igor Fickel

Project Completion, Web Development & Open Source Implementation

 

Cand. B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Kempten

Matthias Menzinger

Web Development

 

Cand. B. Eng. in Mechatronics Engineering
University of Applied Sciences Munich