About us

Darmstadt Graduate School of Energy Science and Engineering

The Darmstadt Graduate School of Energy Science and Engineering at TU Darmstadt offers PhD students optimal conditions to develop their scientific skills in a concentrated way and to cooperate within a highly motivating interdisciplinary environment. The Graduate School emerged in 2012 from the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

Mission

The aim of the Darmstadt Graduate School of Energy Science and Engineering is to train the energy engineers of tomorrow in a multidisciplinary field of competence. The PhD students are thus given the opportunity to master the demanding scientific, technical, economic and social challenges in an interdisciplinary approach. The main task is the sustainable transition from fossil, non-renewable primary energy sources of today to renewable and environmentally friendly energy resources of tomorrow.

The optimal strategy is, on the one hand, to increase the efficiency of conventional energy technologies in order to meet the high requirements for pollutant emissions and, on the other hand, to simultaneously develop innovative, advanced renewable energy technologies. These must be developed to a competitive technological readiness level and create safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions.