The Project “Adaptronics Centre – Research, Innovation, Application”

Adaptive façade project

Over the next few years, the Technische Universität Darmstadt will be receiving funds in the tens of millions for the promotion of outstanding research centres and focuses. With this, the Hesse Finance Ministry is also financing a joint project from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering as part of the first-ever research promotion programme “LOEWE” (German acronym: State Campaign for the Development of Academic and Economic Excellence).

The “Adaptronics Centre – Research, Innovation, Application” is coordinated by Professor Holger Hanselka, head of the Fraunhofer-Instituts für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF and professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Darmstadt:

The research centre hopes to overcome the scientific and technical hurdles in the key technology of adaptronics and offer top research for the adaptronics market. In the long term, a new Fraunhofer Institute for Adaptronics, a research focus Adaptronics at the TU Darmstadt and a Max Planck facility for functional materials could be formed in close cooperation with Material Sciences at the TU Darmstadt. The planned centre integrates mechanical engineering, materials sciences and geosciences, electronic and information technology, informatics, mathematics and chemistry.