Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering

The Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and enables doctoral students to develop their scientific skills in a focused way, and to cooperate under optimal conditions in a highly stimulating interdisciplinary environment.

Mission

The mission of the Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering 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. Finding solutions for a sustainable transition from the carbon-based, non-renewable primary energy sources of today to renewable and environmentally friendly energy resources of tomorrow is one of the main challenges.

The optimal strategy to meet this challenge is on the one hand to improve conventional energy technologies and render them progressively more efficient so they meet the ever more stringent demands on pollutant emissions, and on the other hand to simultaneously develop innovative, advanced renewable energy technologies, which must be brought to a competitive technological readiness level and provide safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Research and teaching

The Graduate School represents the educational part of TU Darmstadt Energy Center e.V., a registered association and entity at the university. The comprehensive expertise on energy topics in different departments at TU Darmstadt are united to offer joint programmes of interdisciplinary education and research. Four Energy Technology Integration Platforms – have been established within the Graduate School as main interdisciplinary research areas.

  • Solar fuels
  • Building integration and urban settlements using their own independent energy sources
  • Smart energy networks
  • Flexible energy converters with low CO2 emissions

The Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering is organised based on three guiding principles:

  • Energy technologies in transition
  • Energy technology integration
  • Evolution of sustainable energy technology

The scientific concept concentrates on efficiency and optimisation strategies with a strong additional impetus on integration aspects.

Additional Information

On the webpage of the Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering you will find further information on research and teaching in the field of energy science and energy technology.