About us

The objectives of research activities at the Institute are to ensure its continuing scientific development and to offer an education that meets today's demands in the area of teaching.

The six main research areas are:

  • Working Process – Analysis and Simulation
  • Design
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Emissions
  • Thermodynamics
  • Traffic and Environment

Research activities focus on the following topics:

  • Large engines
  • Engine cycle simulation
  • Thermal management
  • Engine measuring techniques
  • Small capacity and special engines
  • Vehicle concepts for two-wheelers
  • Passenger car engines and heavy-duty vehicle engines
  • Powertrain concepts Electrification
  • Alternative fuels
  • Emissions and fuel consumption of powertrain concepts
  • Piston compressors
  • Refrigeration processes
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Thermodynamic design and evaluation
  • Air quality measurement and simulation
  • Tunnel ventilation and safety