Dr. Martin Schwab was appointed as CEO of 4a engineering GmbH on February 1, 2021. He is an expert in the field of material modelling and characterization, as well as battery technology. Before he joined 4a engineering, he was leading an international team of engineers within AVL group, responsible for the virtual development and validation in crash and durability with special focus on electrification and high-voltage traction batteries. He is actively contributing to various international research consortia, including cooperations with with MIT, ETH Zurich and TU Graz. Dr. Schwab has a strong background in the fields of Finite Element Analysis and constitutive modelling and published more than 22 scientific papers and presentations up to now.