Dr. Schuckert is a well recognized expert in the field of automotive propulsion systems. He started his professional career at the University of Stuttgart in 1989 as a process engineer. From 1992 to 1998 he has been the head of the department for Life Cycle Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In 1998 he joined EvoBus GmbH (100% subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler) as a specialist for automotive propulsion systems in the research and development department.
He was a member of a group which was directly reporting new trends for all bus propulsion systems to the Vice President Engineering. From 2000 onwards he was in parallel responsible for the coordination of all research projects within EvoBus and for the co-ordination of the CUTE project – the largest and most successful project on fuel cell busses so far world-wide and also for the Perth- and Beijing fuel cell bus trials. Within the CUTE-project he also structured and organized the different hydrogen production chains.
From 2005 onwards he was responsible within DaimlerChrysler for the development of the next fuel cell bus generation.Since the end of the last year he is responsible within Daimler AG Corporate Strategy for the regulatory strategy of all commercial vehicles with regard to emissions and safety. Within this position he overtook also the responsibility for the coordination of the UREA-infrastructure within Europe.
Due to his engagement in alternative propulsion systems Dr. Schuckert is also investigating all possibilities for alternative fuels since more than a decade. Dr. Schuckert published more than 100 scientific articles world-wide.