Erika Moya-Lopez | Materials Engineer
During my mechanical engineering program at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), my thesis work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials gave me a comprehensive look into microstructure changes and damage mechanisms in metallic materials.
As a Materials Engineer at Transmission Systems (formerly Getrag) in Untergruppenbach, I’m a contact person for assessment and analysis of damage that may occur during transmission development. In the materials lab, we’re responsible for damage analysis, examine stress and stress resistance, and work closely with the simulation/calculation, design and testing departments. Since I started, about half a year ago, I feel greatly appreciated by the company. At Transmission Systems, I’ve been given responsible assignments, individual initiative is encouraged, and I’m offered the opportunity to take part in continuing education.