Profile Areas: The research profile

Profile Areas

The research profile of the TU Darmstadt

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Picture: Jan-Christoph Hartung

TU Darmstadt bundles its excellent and globally visible research in six profile areas. Research in the profile areas focuses on topics that are of high and lasting relevance for the economy and society.

The profile areas are highly interdisciplinary and always involve several departments, to adequately address the complex challenges of the future. The profile areas network strategically with other universities, non-university research institutions and selected industrial companies. They are important drivers of innovation and new research initiatives of the university. They adapt dynamically in the age of globalization and are in a process of continual strategic development.

Each of the six profile areas of TU Darmstadt is based on scientific networks, which are repeatedly successful in outstanding research programs and competitions with high subsidy amounts – for example in the context of the excellence strategy, through the recruitment of DFG Collaborative Research Centers and collaborative projects, and through ERC grant awards.

 
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© Jan-Christoph Hartung

Cybersecurity (CYSEC)

Core competencies of CYSEC include internationally recognized cutting-edge research in numerous areas of cybersecurity and the training of IT security experts. Over 30 departments carry out research on central topics of cybersecurity and privacy protection.

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Internet and Digitisation

The internet must always function as an intelligent network of fast and reliable communication channels to promote digitization (Industry 4.0). The profile area is dedicated to the challenge of developing safe, powerful and efficient technologies and applications.

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Matter and Radiation Science

The profile area groups competencies for the scientific use of particle beams at large-scale research facilities. Focus areas include accelerator technology, experimental and theoretical nuclear physics, radiation biology and materials research applications.

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Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces

The profile area represents a wide range of activities in the fields of fluid dynamics, combustion and heat and substance transport. Research creates the basis for the development of new energy and process engineering products and processes as well as more energy-efficient machines.

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Future Energy Systems

Over 30 research groups work in basic research, technology development, system integration and economic and social energy research. The goal is a reliable, economical and sustainable renewable energy supply for the benefit of society.


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From Material to Product Innovation

The core topic of the profile area is the development of new materials and their conversion into innovative products. The focus is on the functionality and efficiency of new materials, their synthesis and refinement all the way through to the product, as well as sustainability and the conservation of resources.

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The interdisciplinarity implemented

Each professional area includes different specialities with varying degrees of involvement. The visualization shows exactly how.