Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)
Department of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Focus on: R&D in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and measurement technology.
Department of Applied Physics and Sensor Engineering
Focus on: spectroscopic and spectromicroscopic analysis (XPS, UPS, WDX, AES/PEEM) of layers and layered structures, sensor development on the basis of organic field effect transistors, resistance and piezoelectric layers.
Department of Automation
Focus on: industrial automation using state-of-the-art testing and simulation systems, development of a plastic motor with a Well gearbox, development of advanced methods for experimental and analytical testing of transport products.
Department of Automotive and Drive Engineering
Focus on: lubricant circuits and the use of waste heat in combustion engines, interactions between driver, vehicle and environment, drive engineering (combustion, rotation irregularities, driveability), emissions and combustion diagnostics and optimisation, test bed engineering, analysis of driving characteristics.
Department of Joining and Welding Technology
Focus on: joining technologies of lightweight materials, digital simulation and evaluation of joining technologies processes, physical simulation of production processes, three-dimensional deformation measurement, hardness measurement.
Department of Design and Production
Focus on: forming technology, design and production of lightweight structures, hydroforming processes, machining, simulation of forming processes (virtual production).
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science
Focus on: heat processing and forming, mechanical surface treatment, coatings, materials testing, vibration resistance testing, hardness testing, metallographic and X-ray analysis.
Department of Polymer Materials
Focus on: cross-linked polymers (reactive resins and duromers) for applications in various industries, including aerospace, ICT and instrument design.
Department of Structure Mechanics and Vehicle Vibrations
Focus on: lightweight, fibre-reinforced and sandwich composites, calibration methods for high-pressure compressor blades, the influence of production tolerances on blade vibration, silicon process simulation.
Department of Acoustic Engineering
Focus on: applications of noise reduction in automotive, machine and plant design, modelling and measurement methods, analysis of high-frequency sound propagation, sound measurement processes (including microphone arrays).
Department of Technical Mechanics and Vehicle Dynamics
Focus on: modelling, virtual prototyping, hardware-in-the-loop simulation and optimisation.
Department of Combustion Engines and Aircraft Propulsion
Focus on: development of efficient and environmentally sound combustion engines, optimisation of engine and gas turbine construction.
Department of Flow Modeling
Research activities focused on: combustion, digital simulation of reactive flows, ignition processes, flame instability, meteorology (stratocumulus simulation), multiphase flows (CO2 transport models), digital science (stochastic and multiscale methods).
Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences (TH Brandenburg)
Degree course in Mechanical Engineering
Focus on: fluid mechanics, materials science, technical mechanics, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, drive engineering, control engineering, electrical drive engineering.
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau)
Degree course in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Focus on: structured automotive exhaust components with improved efficiency and environmental characteristics, coordinate measurement technology, CAD design, materials science.
Non-university R&D Institutes
Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)
Department of Circuit Design
Focus on: high-frequency circuits.
Department of System Design
Focus on: wireless communication systems, development of middleware components for distributed computing.