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Research Assistant (Group Leader)

Sebastian Raczka (M.Sc.)

Work Details

  • Integration and engineering concepts for the automation of distribution grids
  • Testing and verification of smart-grid functions considering hardware-in-the-loop simulations and virtual grid automation systems
  • i-Autonomous - Standardisierung und Integration modular-autonomer Automatisierungskomponenten in neuartige, intelligente Ortsnetzstationen
  • ULN - Universelles Lastflussmanagement in der Niederspannung
  • Coordination and supervision of BENT exercises in winter semester 2019/20, winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021
  • Supporting lecture „Informationssysteme der Netzbetriebsführung (ISN)“ since winter semester 2021/22


S. Raczka, F. Puhe et al.: A novel software applications rollout and monitoring strategy for enabling the transition to electromobility in future smart grids, CIRED workshop on e-mobility and power distribution systems, Porto, June 2022

T. Schwierz, S. Raczka, D. Hilbrich et al.: Development of a measurement-based algorithm for topology detection in distribution grids, CIRED workshop on e-mobility and power distribution systems, Porto, June 2022


R. Palaniappan, S. Raczka, D. Hilbrich, B. Bauernschmitt, C. Rehtanz: i-Autonomous: Standardization and integration of modular and autonomous components in intelligent local substations, Poster contribution, IEEE PES General Meeting 2021, Virtual, July 2021

S. Raczka, D. Hilbrich, C. Rehtanz: Identification of relevant local grid stations for a smart grid automation system, ETG-Congress 2021, Virtual, awarded by VDE|ETG and additionally published in ETG Journal 02/2021, May 2021


S. Raczka, D. Hilbrich, A. Brüggemann, C. Rehtanz: A Model Predictive Control Algorithm for large-scale Integration of Electromobility, ISGT Europe 2020, Virtual, October 2020

S. Raczka, D. Hilbrich, B. Bauernschmitt, R. Palaniappan, C. Rehtanz: Modellprädiktiver Regelungsalgorithmus als Smart-Grid-Automatisierungsfunktion für zukünftige aktive elektrische Energienetze, Posterbeitrag, 11. ETG-/FNN-Tutorial Schutz- und Leittechnik, Berlin, 18.-19.02.2020

Bachelor Theses

  • M. Schmitz, Analyse und Bewertung existierender Smart-Grid-Lösungen hinsichtlich technischer und wirtschaftlicher Eigenschaften, 2020 – with Björn Bauernschmitt
  • D. Belonogov, Entwicklung und Implementierung einer Methodik zur Bestimmung des Flexibilitätspotentials von Mittel- mit unterlagerten Niederspannungsnetzen, 2020 – with Florian Rewald
  • O. Molodchyk, Implementation of a hierarchical OPF algorithm on a measurement device and validating it using a real-time simulator, 2020 – with Rajkumar Palaniappan
  • J. Krotzki, Untersuchung und Implementierung von Verfahren zur Erhöhung der Beobachtbarkeit des Netzzustandes in Verteilnetzen, 2020 – with Dominik Hilbrich
  • P. Sobbe, Verfahren zur Bestimmung potentieller Netzbereiche für Verteilnetzautomatisierungssysteme, 2022 – with Bharathwajanprabu Ravisankar
  • A.Eicker, Development of an Algorithm for the Preparation of computable Grid Models based on CIM-CGMES, 2022 – with Christian Holger Nerowski

Master Theses

  • S. Shagufta, Implementation of a model predictive control algorithm on a power quality measurement device and validating it using the real-time simulator, 2020 – with Rajkumar Palaniappan
  • T. Schwierz, Entwicklung und Implementierung eines Verfahrens zur automatisierten Topologieerkennung von elektrischen Netzen, 2021 – with Dominik Hilbrich
  • T. Neumann, Entwicklung und Anwendung eines Verfahrens zur Positionierung von Messtechnik unter Berücksichtigung intelligenter Messeinrichtungen im Verteilnetzbetrieb, 2021 – with Dominik Hilbrich
  • M. Bandeira, Multistage Optimal Power Flow in Microgrids via Economic Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, 2022 – with Gösta Stomberg


  • Analyse und Bewertung von Verfahren zur Netzzustandsidentifikation unter Berücksichtigung einer eingeschränkten Messtopologie, 2020 – with Dominik Hilbrich
  • Verfahren zur Bestimmung von Netztopologien in elektrischen Verteilnetzen, 2021 – with Dominik Hilbrich

Project Groups

  • Modeling of Flexibilitites and Integration into a Smart-Grid Environment considering the IEC 61850 Standard, 2021 – with Björn Bauernschmitt & Martin Lindner
  • Entwicklung und Implementierung eines Verfahrens zur Bestimmung potentieller Netzbereiche für ein Verteilnetzautomatisierungssystem, 2022 – with Thomas Schwierz
  • Extension of a smart grid laboratory environment considering IEC 61850 communication, 2022 – with Dominik Hilbrich & Thomas Schwierz

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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