DFG-funded Research Units

Research Units at TU Darmstadt

DFG Research Units are made up of multiple scientists working together on a common research task. Photo: Katrin Binner
DFG Research Units are made up of multiple scientists working together on a common research task. Photo: Katrin Binner

The Research Unit (FOR) programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG) promotes close cooperation between outstanding researchers, who work together on a common research task. The scope of these research projects goes far beyond the funding opportunities offered by the individual grants programme of the DFG. The funding of Research Units is designed to provide the necessary personnel and material resources for medium-term, close cooperation. Research Units also often contribute to the establishment new directions of research.

In the following list, you will find the ongoing and completed Research Units at TU Darmstadt, as well as those where TU Darmstadt has participated in external Research Units.

Information on the Research Unit programme and on making an application can be found on the DFG website.

DFG Research Units at TU Darmstadt

Number Title Coordinator
1748 Networks on Networks: The interplay of structure and dynamics in spatial ecological networks Prof. Dr. Barbara Drossel
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
Department of Physics
1583 Hydrogen-Bonded Liquids Subject to Interfaces of Various Hydroaffinities Prof. Dr. Michael Vogel
Institute for Condensed Matter Physics
Department of Physics
Participation in external DFG Research Units
1920 Symmetry, Geometry, and Arithmetic Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
TU Darmstadt:
Prof. Dr. Jan Hendrik Brunier
1745 International Public Administration. The Emergence and Development of Administrative Patterns and their Effects on International Policy-Making (IPA) Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
TU Darmstadt:
Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz
1585 Multiport Bone Surgery at the Otobase Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Jörg Schipper
University Hospital of Düsseldorf
TU Darmstadt:
Prof. Dr. techn. Dieter Fellner
1525 INUIT – Ice Nuclei research UnIT Prof. Dr. Joachim Curtius
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
TU Darmstadt:
Prof. Dr. Martin Ebert
1088 Controlling the Energy Consumption in Production and Increasing the Energy Efficiency by Automation (ECOMATION) Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Verl
University of Stuttgart
TU Darmstadt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele

Completed DFG Research Units