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Exciting projects


Development and testing of a solar-powered membrane bioreactor plant for decentralized treatment of hospital wastewater using the example of Lubaga Hospital in Kampala/Uganda.

Our plant enables the decentralized treatment of about 10,000 liters of wastewater per day by combining a membrane bioreactor with activated carbon treatment.

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Project KI5GRob, Artificial intelligence when looking at production and logistics processes


Cloud computing and 5G as enablers for new sensor technologies in robot-based production and logistics:

AI methods for multimodal sensor signal processing and interpretation for the flexible use of robots in handling tasks 

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Ultra-scalable multiphysics simulations for solidification processes in metals

Small building blocks with a big effect

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Project SAM, KI, data code


Language segmentation and its application in meetings

Development of low-cost methods for improving the audio signal in meeting rooms and new solutions for segmenting the audio signal in order to increase efficiency in meetings

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Forschungsgruppe Verdichtertechnologie


Diagnostics and event analysis of refrigerant compressors and pumps based on vibration and noise analysis

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You can find more current projects in our journal Forschung aktuell and on the pages of our Research Institutes.

Research profile

As a university, we contribute to a sustainable society with practice-oriented and application-ready research and development. In order to enable and support this overarching goal, we address in particular the essential requirements of resources, work, mobility and information within the framework of our specific research areas.

Main research areas

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Innovative Mobility Concepts

The focus is on researching and shaping mobility and mobility systems in the future: new and further technical development of vehicles, maintenance, operation and future-proof transformation of infrastructure, integrated urban and traffic planning, as well as sustainable mobility management.

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Energy Efficient mobility
Ubiquitous Mobility Systems
Transportation and Infrastructure

Resources and Climate

The research activities of our scientists deal with the efficient use of resources. This includes, among others, the model- and data-driven development of new materials, energy-efficient design of heating and cooling systems, and optimization of the transport of fluids.

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Digital Materials Research
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Engineering

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Intelligent Systems

Our researchers focus on the development and application of sensors, machine learning, communication networks, and information systems towards automation, to improve human-system interaction, and make decisions in all areas of business and society.

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Intelligent Systems Research Group
Sensor and Information Systems
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Data Centric Software Systems

Work and Production

The focus is on the transformation of working environments towards automated manufacturing processes, the networking of industrial processes and the use of collaborative and autonomous robot systems. In doing so, our researchers also pay attention to the new role of humans in production processes.

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Learning and Innovation in Networks
Materials and Processes
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Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Cooperative doctorate

We offer continuous education from Bachelor to Master to PhD level.

Technology transfer

Due to the practical relevance of our research, we have an increased interest in and experience with cooperations with industry, but also with the public sector.

Research institutes


Vice-President for Research
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz Quint

Tel.: +49 (0)721 925-1038
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Senior Management Assistant
Elena Stamm

Tel.: +49 (0)721 925-1077
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