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Energy and Process Engineering

Institute for Power Plant Technology and Heat Transmission

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Picture: Thermal power station Linden, Hanover

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roland Scharf

At the Institute of Power Plant Technology and Heat Transmission we deal with energy technology topics such as power and heat generation. We are working on the challenges of the energy turnaround through studies on security of supply, the development of process quality monitoring systems to increase the efficiency of power plants and studies on power generation from waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) using a specially designed test rig.

Institute for Multiphase Processes

Picture: Investigation of the mechanical properties of biomaterials

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Glasmacher

The main focus of process engineering 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 area, multiphase blood flows are also investigated. The production of micro- and nanostructured materials (scaffolds) for functional tissue engineering, bioreactors for cell colonization and cryopreservation are further focal points.

Institute for Thermodynamics

Picture: Rectification column

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Kabelac

The Institute of Thermodynamics is working, among other things, on improving the performance of heat exchangers with and without phase change and on 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.

Institute for Technical Combustion

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Picture: Internal combustion engine

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Dinkelacker

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.

Institute for Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics

Picture: Acoustic test bench

Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Seume

The Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics (TFD) looks back on a long and successful history in the field of thermal turbomachinery. The TFD offers students a theoretical and experimental education in the fields of fluid mechanics, turbomachinery and power engineering.

The basic and applied research of the TFD focuses on thermal turbomachinery, fluid mechanics and renewable energies like wind energy.

DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology

Head of the institute:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Cord-Christian Rossow and
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Dillmann

Picture: Airbus

Helicopter Department Manager (Göttingen):
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Raffel

The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology of the German Aerospace Center 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, about 70% of them scientists, are engaged in theoretical-numerical and experimental investigations on aircraft and spacecraft. The experiments are carried out both in wind tunnels and in flight tests.