Amos Merkel

M. Sc.
Photography of Mister Merkel
Lehrstuhl und Institut für fluidtechnische Antriebe und Systeme


Building: Cluster Produktionstechnik

Room: 350

Campus-Boulevard 30

52074 Aachen


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Amos Merkel, M.Sc. studied from 2012 to 2016 Bachelor Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Design Engineering and from 2016 to 2018 Master Development and Design at RWTH Aachen University.

Since 2018, Mr. Merkel has been working as a research assistant at the Institute of Fluid Power Drives and Systems at RWTH Aachen University in the groups High-Performance Components and Digitalization and Automation. Starting from 2021, Mr. Merkel leads the group Digitalization and Automation.

Mr. Merkel‘s main focus is on hydro-mechanical control design, pump robustness and elctro-hydrostatic actuators.

In teaching, Mr. Merkel is responsible for the subject of servo hydraulics.

Public research projects of Mr. Merkel:

  • HMGSB – hydro-mechanic closed-loop brake torque control for railway vehicles
  • MODULAR – Smart actuator concepts for electromechanical and electrohydraulic drives


Hydro-Mechanical Closed-Loop Brake Torque Control for Railway Disc Brakes : Contribution to the topic novel vehicles and components
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2020)
Merkel, Philip Amos (Corresponding author)
Murrenhoff, Hubertus
Reinertz, Olivier
Schmitz, Katharina
Entwicklung einer passiven Schienenfahrzeugbremse mit hydraulisch-mechanisch geregeltem Bremsmoment
Master Thesis (2018)
Merkel, Philip Amos (Corresponding author)
Development of a Prototype Valve for a Hydro-mechanical Braking-torque Control used on Railway Disc Brakes
Contribution to a book, Contribution to a conference proceedings (2018)
Bordovsky, Patrik (Corresponding author)
Merkel, Philip Amos
Murrenhoff, Hubertus
Reinertz, Olivier
Schmitz, Katharina