Head of Group Research Batteries, Electrified Drivetrain and Materials
Dr. Schauerte joined the VW research team in 1998 and was quickly appointed project manager for titanium and special materials. Later he became team leader at Volkswagen chassis development and then moved to Bugatti where he lead the development work for chassis and lightweight engineering, followed by functions as assistant to the board and responsible for Bugatti customization. He was then put in charge of technology- and property-development in fiber composite plastics at Audi.
Today, he is responsible at Volkswagen Group Research for batteries, electrified drivetrain and materials.
Dr. Schauerte wrote his dissertation on high-temperature fatigue in a titanium alloy at the Technical University of Hamburg.