About Mechanical Engineering
The general objective of our research and teaching is the design, modeling and optimization of complex systems for sustainability.
Activities are targeted at providing a major contribution to advances in key engineering sciences with a strong focus on solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer, as well as control theory. A major emphasis is also put on systemic multiphysics and multiscale approaches in particular in advanced energy systems, processes and technology; multi-scale dynamics; sustainable product design and production; mechatronics, the science and technology of interfaces and new materials. Computational engineering, information technology, high performance instrumentation and experimental facilities are all key enabling elements of the activities of the institute.