Luca Thomma has been a research assistant in the Rail Vehicles Department since October 2023.
He graduated in 2020 with a B.Sc. in Physical Engineering, majoring in Solid Mechanics. During his studies, he first worked as a tutor for engineering mathematics. His subsequent work as a student trainee at Prose Berlin GmbH (now TÜV Süd) in the field of wheel set measurement in testing led him towards rail vehicle technology. He wrote his bachelor thesis on the subject of on-board infrastructure monitoring. In particular, he evaluated recorded axle bearing accelerations.
He completed his Master's degree in Physical Engineering in February 2023. The focus was on technical acoustics and solid mechanics. He also took advanced modules in machine learning and railway engineering. In the years 2021 and 2022 he worked as a student assistant at the Department of Rail Vehicles in the field of acoustics on various research projects. In his master thesis, he investigated the quantification of different sound sources in the bogie area during train passing. The application of a novel method in this context was investigated, but did not lead to the desired results.
After a period of research at DLR in the field of condition monitoring, he is now back in the department. His focus is on acoustics, measurement technology and data analysis.