Ralf Kunkel

Ralf Kunkel

Dr. Ralf Kunkel, Director of Acoustics at Audi AG in 2010. Image: private source
Dr. Ralf Kunkel, Director of Acoustics at Audi AG in 2010. Image: private source

Whether it is the vroom of a six-cylinder engine or the bang of a car door – a car owner's comfort also depends on the noises a vehicle makes; therefore car-makers try to optimise the products' sound properties. This is a speciality of Dr. Ralf Kunkel, Director of Acoustics at AUDI AG. Kunkel studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt and holds a doctorate in Machine Elements and Acoustics. This is how he describes the benefits of studying at TU Darmstadt:

“I was lucky to have studied at Technische Universität Darmstadt, where they had, and still have today, a Department of Acoustics with dedicated professors. The excellent training I received at TU Darmstadt came to be the cornerstone of my later career.”