Scientific Goals

Energy Science and Engineering

A dependable, sustainable and affordable energy supply is a requirement for the welfare of our society. Reaching the goal to develop sustainable energy technologies is one of the core themes of TU Darmstadt.

Developing new technologies for sustainable energy sources is an interdisciplinary task, which requires excellence in both classical engineering and natural sciences.

TU Darmstadt Energy Center

In view of the complexity of the challenges facing the emerging field of energy research, a group of able scientists at the TU Darmstadt united to establish the TU Darmstadt Energy Center. Through interdisciplinary and interdepartmental cooperation among the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Humanities, this center of excellence pulls together research, development, and innovation for the creation of future energy technologies. Features of the TU Darmstadt Energy Center include:

  • Scientific expertise in energy technology
  • Independence and scientific objectivity
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • State-of-the-art facilities and resources
  • Attractiveness to young emerging scientists

Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering

The Graduate School of Energy Science and Engineering, founded on November 1st 2012 in the framework of the German Excellence Initiative, offers PhD students with a background in Engineering or Natural Sciences an excellent research environment.

The mission of the Graduate School is to educate tomorrow’s leading Energy Engineers in a multidisciplinary field of expertise needed to identify and master the most demanding scientific, engineering, economic and social challenges in an interdisciplinary approach. The main challenge is viewed to be a continuous transition from the carbon-based, non-renewable primary energy sources of today to renewable and environmentally friendly energy resources of tomorrow.

Master’s Program in Energy Science and Engineering

The interdisciplinary Master's program in Energy Science and Engineering starting in the 2012-2013 school year offers a specialization with a strong focus on energy. The program accounts for both the development of renewable energy technologies and the efficient usage of conventional energy sources, while considering other societal and environmental aspects of energy development. At TU Darmstadt, many traditional subjects in the natural sciences are integrated into this interdisciplinary program. Through the Energy Center, the university has further expanded its offerings to include more innovation and forward thinking in a way that is unique in Germany.