Research at the Faculty MMT

The staff and student body at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics have at their disposal different institutions and state-of-the-art laboratories to support them with teaching, learning, and research. Students benefit from the experience of complementing the knowledge taught in lectures by practical skills.

In addition, there are the following Institutes:

Institute of Energy Efficient Mobility

The "Institut für Energieeffiziente Mobilität IEEM" (Institute of Energy Efficient Mobility) represents one of the important research and development issues of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (MMT), namely innovative issues in the area of mobility and automotive engineering. The Institute specializes in application-oriented research and development projects in close cooperation with industry and other research institutions.

The IEEM is headed jointly by

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Neugebauer (spokesman)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Kriesten
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maurice Kettner

You will find details on the IEEM and its current projects on the German-language pages.

Subject areas

The research priorities at the IEEM are divided into the following areas:

  • vehicle diagnostic
  • vehicle dynamics systems
  • intelligent mobility solutions
  • automotive security
  • motor technology
  • technical acoustics

Partners and sponsors

Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and Environmental Engineering

The Institut für Kälte-, Klima- und Umwelttechnik IKKU (Institute of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and Environmental Engineering) was founded in 2006. Today, several teams carry out research headed by the professors:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Arnemann
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marco Braun
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Denecke
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Hoinkis
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Kauffeld
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maurice Kettner
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Stripf
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthäus Wollfarth

supported by currently 20 research assistants as well as students, who take part in research within the frame of their study projects or thesis research.

Subject areas

Research in the areas of ice slurry, minichannel heat exchanger, energy-efficiency in refrigeration and air conditioning, solar thermal process steam and cold water, adsorption, block-type thermal power station, and water treatment is carried out on about 800 m² in laboratory surface. The findings of this research are used to update teaching in the degree programs Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, and Sensor Technology. The specialization in Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Environmental Technology attracts 40 students each year.


The IKKU has very good contact to

International cooperation includes the refrigeration institutes of

  • TU Delft/Netherlands,
  • École des Mines in Paris/France,
  • NTNU and SINTEF in Trondheim/Norway,
  • KTH in Stockholm/Sweden,
  • University of Illinois/USA,
  • University of Maryland/USA
  • Purdue University/USA

Institute of Materials and Processes - Department of Manufacturing and Production Engineering

The Department of Manufacturing and Production Engineering (IFP) forms part of the Institute of Materials and Processes (IMP) and is located at the Faculty MMT. At the IFP, lectures, projects for students as well as projects in cooperation with industry are carried out.

Students of different courses have the possibility to improve the knowledge acquired in lectures by applying it themselves at the laboratory. In addition, they can take part in assignments, projects, and internships at the IMP, as well as doing their bachelor's or master's thesis work. It is even possible to carry out doctoral research.