The Lichtenberg High Performance Computer of TU Darmstadt
The of TU Darmstadt enables us to carry out cutting edge research and use highly interdisciplinary approaches to tackle problems in engineering and natural sciences, such as in the area of computational engineering. The Research Facilities and Major Research Instrumentation programme from the federal government and federal states provided funding of around 30 million euros for the high performance computer. “Lichtenberg II” High Performance Computer
The Gauß Alliance
TU Darmstadt is a member of , an association of computing centres that have a high level of expertise in high-performance computing. The Alliance has the aim of promoting high-performance computing (HPC) as an independent strategic research activity and helping it gain international recognition. the Gauß-Allianz
The ETA Factory – The Centre for Energy Efficiency, Technology and Application
conducts research into energy concepts for the production methods of the future – with a focus on energy efficiency, energy flexibility and resource efficiency so that companies can operate in a more ecological and economical way. The ETA Factory
Process Learning Factory CIP – Centre for Industrial Productivity
The (S-DALINAC) has been part of the large-scale research infrastructure at TU Darmstadt and the Institute for Nuclear Physics since 1991 and enables highly precise measurements to be completed. The facility is a key research instrument for Research Training Group 2128 from the DFG (German Research Foundation), as well as a testing facility for the DFG´s Collaborative Research Centre 1245. Between 2003 and 2015, the experiments carried out using the S-DALINAC were an essential part of the work of the DFG´s Collaborative Research Centre 634. The accelerator is continuously developed and improved. superconducting Darmstadt electron linear accelerator
Research and Laboratory Centre – Magnets, Molecules, Materials
The Research and Laboratory Centre M³ is equipped with the very latest facilities for characterising substances and materials and provides optimal working conditions for material scientists and chemists. The centre is equipped with the latest NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spectrometers, magnetometers that are protected against the tiniest of vibrations, superconducting magnets and laboratories for innovative methods of synthesis on an area covering 2,500 square metres.
An important research goal is the development of new permanently magnetised materials, which can be used in the area of renewable energies, such as in wind turbines and electromobility. Teams of chemists are researching ways to create homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts with improved efficiency.
Laboratory for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
This laboratory is equipped with several highly sensitive and high-performance electron microscopes for use in material and geosciences. They are used to carry out important research projects, such as:
Spinel ceramics – these materials are transparent to infra-red radiation and can therefore be used as a protective covering for infra-red sensors like those found in motion sensors.
Innovative functional ceramic materials – analysis of ceramics formed from conglomerates of tiny grains, between which extremely thin layers can develop. If the composition and structure of these nanometre thin separating films can be determined, it will be possible to adapt the production process to specifically adjust the desired properties.
The development of materials for replacing bone that contain pores of a size that will allow blood vessels to grow within them.
State Material Testing Institute
The (MPA) and the specialist field of materials science including the Institute of Materials Science form a competence centre for materials technology in the areas of machine and plant engineering, transport technology, medical technology and the building industry. State Material Testing Institute Darmstadt
Digital research data
has been set up by the Executive Board of TU Darmstadt to support all members of the university with saving, archiving, publishing and the subsequent use of research data. The team brings together expertise from the University and State Library, the University IT-Service and Computing Centre and the Directorate for Research and Technology Transfer. The “TUdata” team
National Research Data Infrastructure for Engineering Sciences
TU Darmstadt is a member of the . The alliance aims to create the infrastructure that is required for the further development of engineering sciences, boost networking and support cooperation with industry in the context of Industry 4.0. Other members of the consortium include RWTH Aachen University, TU Braunschweig, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Stuttgart University and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hanover. NFDI4Ing consortium
Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Information Infrastructures
Petra Gehring, Professor of Philosophy at TU Darmstadt is Joint Chairperson of . This panel of experts advises the worlds of politics and science. In his guest article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper ( the Advisory Board for Information Infrastructures. ), Petra Gehring talks about the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) project that has been approved by the Joint Science Conference formed by the German government and federal states. The aim of the project is to develop a nationwide network for the management of research data. „Ein Flussbett für die Datenströme“ – A Channel for Data Flows