Vacuum Transport Research Seminar

Vacuum Transport Research Seminar

The University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer are offering advanced research Modules for Bachelor and Master students. Part of those research modules is the „Vacuum Transport Research Seminar“. For upcoming projects register for the Bachelor course „Hyperloop Technologies“ or the Master course „Hyperloop Engineering“ at the University of Oldenburg or the „WPF Hyperloop Project WS20“ at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer.

The EuroTube Foundation ( and the universities are working on a large variety of research topics in the field of vacuum transport (e.g. Hyperloop) and related areas: magnetic levitation, cooling systems, safety systems, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, power electronics, communication & control systems, mechatronic & performance research, laboratory demonstrators, transport Applications and feasibility case studies. Together with the student team Swissloop ( as the Host, the seminar „Vacuum Transport Technologies“ will be held online with presentations from student research projects, as well as talks by industry experts.

The demand for air transport has more than doubled in the last 20 years and is growing yearly with about 6.5%. Global demand for cargo and passenger transportation can today barely be met – let alone in a sustainable manner. Vacuum transport can replace short to medium distance flights and can significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The market of high-speed transportation is a global megatrend set to affect our lives in the years to come. 

The University of Oldenburg (UOL), University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer (HSEL) and EuroTube are pursuing long-term support for research and education in vacuum transport. Additionally, a large number of student teams in Europe are actively working on prototypes to test new technologies and actively pursue a European Hyperloop Competition.

The Vacuum Transport Seminar enters another round in winter-semester 2020! This time the University of Oldenburg, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer and the ETH Zürich are joining forces to provide the joint seminar as of October. Please find the schedule below.

Join us every second Monday to shape the future of transport together. During our seminar, held by Swissloop, EuroTube, the University of Oldenburg and the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer we present updates of our work, share important news and discuss problems and potential solutions. Students present their work and progress of their projects and industry experts are invited for short insight talks. The seminar is open to all students and you can join without application at one of the dates.

Location:     Online using Zoom 
Time:            18:00-19:00
Dates:          Every second Monday: 12.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 09.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 07.12.2020
Host Website:

Seminar Schedule

Introduction to the Seminar
– University of Oldenburg, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, EuroTube, and Swissloop as Hosts


Analysis and Simulation of a Control Strategy for Levitating Linear Induction Motors
MSc Student, Electrical, Engineering ETH
The limit is only the sky (maybe)
Industry Expert, Molinari Rail AG


Investigation of Shock Waves in low-pressure Vacuum Transport Tubes
BSc Student, Mechanical, Engineering ETH
Sensing concept for automated tube installation
MSc Student, Geomatics ETH
System Risk Management in Action – From Project Controlling to System Safety
Industry Expert, moergeli + moergeli consulting engineering (m+m)


Study of Compressor Application for improving Tube Blockage Ratio for High-Speed Vacuum Transport
MSc Student, Mechanical Engineering ETH
Design and Development of a Sensor Network Architecture for Hyperloop Vehicles
MSc Student, Electrical Engineering ETH


Development of an Eddy Current Drive Based on Permanent Magnets
-Mirko Kemna, Jaspar Halbey 
M.Sc. Students, TU Berlin, University of Bremen, formerly member of team HyperPodX

Levitation technologies for Hyperloop Applications
Lukas Eschment
M.Sc. Student, Engineering Physics, University of Oldenburg & University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer

Large scale testing of Hyperloop Technologies and wireless high power transmission
Dr. Ralf Effenberger (industry expert)
Intis GmbH – TVE (MagLev) test facility, Lathen, Emsland

How to join the Online Seminar:

  • Set up a Zoom basic Account: How to set up Zoom
  • Hit the link below at 18:00 every second Monday

Link to Online Seminar:    Online Seminar

The Online Seminar is pre-scheduled and starts at 18:00 every second Monday.
We are looking forward to meeting you online!