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The research profile for the Department of Mechanical Engineering includes not only fundamental engineering research, but also application-related research. Each department defines its own research focuses. However, they cooperate in various research connections

  • between the institutes
  • between the institutes of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and institutes of other departments of the TU Darmstadt as well as
  • between the institutes and institutes of other universities, research institutes and industrial companies.

The Collaborative Research Centres and the Research Training Group are of particular importance for the research profile.

Thanks to its research activities and the diversity of its research cooperations, the Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an interesting and innovative research profile. Technology transfer projects ensure an efficient implementation of research results into industrial exploitation.

Forum Organic Electronics

Modular rotary printing machine for printing functional layers

Elektronics from the roll

The TU Darmstadt is involved in the “Forum Organic Electronics” cluster, which was one of the first-round winners of the top cluster competition run by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The academics at the TU Darmstadt will work predominantly with the highly relevant research area of printed electronics.

The research project can build on the competence in paper and printing technologies, which are combined in Darmstadt in a unique way, and on existing cooperation relationships, such as with the printing machinery manufacturer Heidelberg. Industrial partners include Merck, BASF, SAP, Pepperl+Fuchs, Bosch, PolyIC, Heidelberg and Copaco. The TU Darmstadt’s sub-project is being funded with around 2.5 million euros. Part of this is used to fund eight additional academic collaborators.

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