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Energy and process engineering

Institute of Power Plant Engineering and Heat Transfer

At the Institute of Power Plant Engineering and Heat Transfer, we deal with energy technology topics such as electricity and heat generation.

We are working on the challenges of the energy transition through investigations into security of supply, the development of process quality monitoring systems to increase the efficiency of power plants and investigations into electricity generation from waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) using a specially designed test rig.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Scharf

Institute of Multiphase Processes

The focus of the process engineering represented at the Institute of Multiphase Processes is the engineering design of processes in chemistry, food and biotechnology, environmental protection and medical technology. In addition to multiphase conveying technology in the off-shore sector, multiphase blood flows are also investigated.

The production of micro- and nanostructured materials (scaffolds) for functional tissue engineering, bioreactors for cell colonisation and cryopreservation are further focal points.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Glasmacher

Institute of Thermodynamics

Among other things, the Institute of Thermodynamics is working on improving the performance of heat exchangers with and without phase change and integrating resource-saving processes such as combined heat, power and cooling into existing energy networks.

Other teaching and research activities include heat transfer and phase change, thermophysical material properties, thermodynamic analyses of energy conversion processes and multiphase mass transport.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kabelac

Institute of Technical Combustion

The Institute of Technical Combustion has three main research areas: turbulent, diesel engine and gas engine combustion. In particular, the physical and chemical processes, such as spray and mixture formation, combustion and pollutant formation, are investigated using both targeted experiments and numerical modelling and calculation methods.

The institute has 12 engine test benches and combustion laboratories as well as state-of-the-art high-speed cameras and measurement technology.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Dinkelacker

Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics

The Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD) can look back on a long and successful history in the field of thermal turbomachinery. The TFD offers students theoretical and experimental training in the fields of fluid mechanics, turbomachinery and energy technology.

The TFD's basic and application-orientated research focuses on thermal turbomachinery, fluid mechanics and renewable energies such as wind energy.

Head of the institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Seume

Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology (DLR)

The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is a leading research institute in the fields of aircraft aerodynamics, aircraft aeroacoustics and space aerothermodynamics. It is based at two locations - Braunschweig and Göttingen - and maintains a department in Cologne.

More than 350 employees, around 70% of whom are scientists, are involved in theoretical-numerical and experimental investigations on aircraft and spacecraft, with experiments being carried out both in wind tunnels and in flight tests.

Head of helicopter department (Göttingen): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Raffel