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Partner of the Center for Power Generation

Department of Chemistry



The research work is oriented along the process chain, starting from particle design over reactor design to process design. Topics include particle design and technology, chemical reaction engineering aspects (i.e. reaction kinetics, multiphase systems), modeling of reactive flows and chemical reactors, the design of novel reactors (i.e. adsorptive reactors, multifunctional reactors, microreactors, fluidized-bed reactors) and the optimization of entire (integrated) chemical processes. Special focus is laid on methanol chemistry and hydrogen production.

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai-Olaf Hinrichsen
Head of the Chair
Catalysis Research Center
Tel.: +49.89.289.13232
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Matthias Fichtl, M.Sc.
Scientific Assistent
Catalysis Research Center
Tel.: +49.89.289.13539
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The institute is occupied with the synthesis and the characterisation of thermoelectrics and energy materials for high-power lithium batteries. The research focusses on develloping new concepts for bulk-thermoelectrics by an aimed manipulation of the electrical structure and thermal forces by the materials. Prospective materials for electrodes depending to the 5. goup of the periodic table are tested and advanced respective to their electrochemical characteristics and their potential as a material for anodes in lithium batteries.

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Tom Nilges
Associate professor
phone: +49.89.289.13110
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Dipl.-Chem. Oliver Osters
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.13087
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology



The field electrical power supply grids is occupied with  tasks of energy transmission and distribution and with the integration of local, renewable energy genereration as well as with new stochastically distributed demands like electromobility in the futur.

Research topics are f.e.:

  • Capacitance and structur of electrical power supply grids
  • Effects of local renewable power generation on the distribution grids
  • Conception, design and controlling of electrical distribution grids with a high amount of local and fluctuating sources
  • Integration of electromobility
  • Local supervision and advancement of grid quality by using power electronics and new IKT technologies
Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Witzmann
Associate professor, Head of the Institute
phone: +49.89.289.22004
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Dipl.-Ing. Martin Lödl
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.22017
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The Institute for Energy Management and Application Engineering teaches the technichal-economical basics for energy supply. Therefor attention must be paid for the methodical coaction of all technologies from primary energy gaining to different kinds of ernergy transformation to the point of final energy use. Apart from conventional energy supply systems and especially regarding the changing requirements of climate and environmental protection, technologies to gain energy out of renewables or more efficient ways to deplete exhaustible sources get more and more important. The whole field energy application includes all types of energy demand and different ways to cover it (f.e. alternative drives in cars, new individual process heat technologies, power-heat-cogeneration with fuel cells, solar technologies, etc.)

Recent research topics:

  • Integration of renewable energies
  • Energy studies
  • Innovative heat storage management of Micro-CHP-Units

  • Block heat and power plants for building energy supply

  • Intelligent load management with building automatic systems

  • Integration and rating of ernergy storage systems in the view of user and producer
  • Electromobility - Nachhaltige Mobilität Energie (ger.) - IGSSE (engl.)


Contact:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Hamacher
Head of  the Institute
phone: +49.89.289.28301
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Dr.-Ing. Peter Tzscheutschler
Academic Councilor
phone: +49.89.289.28304
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Institute for Electrical Energy Storage Technology

The institute is engaged in electrical energy storage, especially in rechargeable batteries. Aside from lithium batteries also conventional systems (for example plumb batteries and alkaline systems) play a role. Furthermore future systems like methal-air, redox flow and high temperatur batteries are part of the research.

Main topics are:

  • Modelling of single components (thermal-electrical linked)
  • Models for battery systems
  • Models for linked batteries inclusive statistical views
  • Examination and modelling concerning the lifetime of batteries
  • Battery management with measurement technology and interfaces for integration
  • Thermal battery management
  • Management for security in large battery systems
  • Advanced methods for battery status determination
  • New quick charge technologies
  • Optimization of operating strategies to get low costs, long lifetime and high efficiency
Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jossen
Head of the Institute
phone: +49.89.28926966
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Laboratory for High Voltage Technology and Power Transmission

The main research topics of the Laboratory for High Voltage Technology and Power Transmission are to achieve efficient electrical power transmission technologies. They deal with basic questions of charasteristics and the longtime behaviour of high voltage isolisation by plastics, the level of isolisation by gas and solids in high voltage apparature, the longtime behaviour of electrical compounds under load with high current as well as with questions concerning the cable isolisation in HV grids for hybrids and electro mobility.  The institute holds considerable experiment devices for high voltage and high currents. There is also testing equipment for electrical matter characteristics and electrical compounds. 

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kindersberger
Head of the Institute
phone: +49.89.289.22002
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Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Seiler
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.22008
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering



Teaching and research by the institute concentrate on the thermal separation technique of fluid alloys (f.e. destillation, retification, absorption). Parts of the topic are the thermodynamical basics of thermal separation (f.e. phase equilibrium, mass transport), the synthesis and optimization of complete processes and the technical design of seperation devices.

 
Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Klein
Head of the Institute
phone: +49.89.289.16500
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Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kossmann
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.16523
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To improve engineering, operation and  maintenance and re-engineering of hybrid systems including all three disciplines (mechanical, electrical and software engineering) to increase product and production quality and time to market is the goal of ais, e.g. SFB 768 information systems and information technology aspects.
To increase product quality and reduce time to market both research areas model-based development approaches and quality management contribute directly. Indirectly also improved and integrated engineering tools and more adequate support during operation, which is grouped under human factors (usability), leads to the above mentioned goals. Due to the rising complexity in engineering and operation distribution is one measure to cope with complexity and therefore one key research topic of ais.

In detail, the research topics are:

  • Model-based Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Human Factors


Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.16400
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Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Rehberger
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.16442
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The Institute of Energy Systems is mainly engaged in problems concerning energy technology. The research is divided into four areas : Power Plants, Modelling & Simulation , Measurement techniques and Renewable Energies. The institute is participating in several national and international research projects, in cooperation with other research institutes as well as industrial partners.

The lectures offered are also focussed on topics related to energy technology.

The Insitute of Energy Systems coordinates the Center for Power Generation as a part of TUM-Energy by the MSE.

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Spliethoff
Head of the Chair
Head of the Center for Power Generation
phone: +49.89.289.16270
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Dipl.-Ing. Daniela Gewald
Scientific assistant
Coordination Center for Power Generation
phone: +49.89.289.16281
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Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Blume
Scientific assistant
Coordination Center for Power Generation
phone: +49.89.289.16266
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Mobility and Energy are the basic needs of humans. The main research focus therefore lies on efficiency enhancing and pollution reducing provisions. In so doing the Institute for Flight Propulsion benefits from its comprehensive experimental and numeric infra structure. To advance these topics the Institute for Flight Propulsion cooperates with many industrial partners. Furthermore SCRAMJET research at the Institute for Flight Propulsion aims to advance a non market-ready technology.

Selected research topics are:

  • Design principals of flight propulsion
  • Experimental and numerical SCRAMJET-research
  • Unsteady flow and fluid-structure-interaction in turbo machinery
  • Simulation, control and monitoring of flight propulsion
  • Low-pollutant combustion in flight propulsion
  • Investigation of rocket combustion chambers
Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oskar J. Haidn
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.16084
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Stefan Weihard
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.16170
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[Translate to en:] Entwicklung, Kalibrierung und Anwendung numerischer Tools für den Entwurf und die Optimierung hydraulischer Strömungsmaschinen, d.h. Ventilatoren und Pumpen sowie Wasser- und Windturbinen. Von besonderer Bedeutung ist dabei die Vorhersage der strömungs- und strukturmechanischen sowie akustischen Charakteristiken unter Berücksichtigung deren Wechselwirkungen, d.h. Fluid-Struktur-Interaktionen, Hydro- und Vibroakustik.

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Rudolf Schilling
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.16295
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Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Rosenberger
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.16304
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The target of the research and devellopment at the Departement of Nuclear Engineering is the improvement of the security of nuclear devices (commercial or research) in cooperation with international agencies and partners in industry. To reach this target there are used state of art system codes for security analysis (deterministic or stochastical) .Furthermore new advanced models are develloped and validized with high resolution datas. Nuclear medicin is also one topic of the Departement.

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Rafael Macián-Juan
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.15621
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Dipl.-Ing. Cristian Sabin Ceuca
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.15626
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Research at the Lehrstuhl for Thermodynamics is inspired by the needs of the power generation industry. Fuel flexibility, emission reduction, stability and reliability of combustion processes (predominantly gaseous fuels) are important research topics. In particular, a broad portfolio on combustion instabilities has been developed, where the institute presumably is the strongest group worldwide. Additional activities in the areas of mobility, aerospace and energy efficiency are continuously developed. 

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Sattelmayer
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.16210
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Prof. Wolfgang Polifke, Ph.D.
Extraordinarius
phone: +49.89.289.16216
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Dipl.-Ing. Anja Marosky
Research Assistant
phone: +49.89.289.16255
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The institute can provide the equipment and know-how for research projects and the development of internal combustion engines. Basic research on alternative drives and fuels is also executed. Beside this, the development of future combustion processes with our simulation tools and innovative concepts for recuperation which will lead to higher efficiencies.

Contact:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Wachtmeister
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.24101
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Dr.-Ing. Maximilian Prager
Engineer
phone: +49.89.289.24106
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Physics Department



The Chair of Functional Materials is concerned with polymeres and their applications. One main topic is future photovoltaic. Thereby photo active semiconductors on polymere basics are used to gain electricity out of light. The research focusses on the structural characteristics to influence the efficiency of the new genereration of solar cells basicly.

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Peter Müller-Buschbaum
Head of the Chair
phone: +49.89.289.12452
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Dr. Eva M. Herzig
Scientific assistant
phone: +49.89.289.12455
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