Collaborative Research Centers and Transregio SFBs


Collaborative research centers (SFB) are long-term research centers of the universities where scientists work together within a framework of an interdisciplinary research program.  Goal of the collaborative research centers is the support of interdisciplinary cooperation and the promotion of young academics and enabling the formation of main focuses at universities by the temporary establishment of excellence clusters. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is involved in six collaborative research centers at RWTH Aachen University and in Five cases provides the spokesperson.


Collaborative Research Centers and Transregio SFBs at RWTH Aachen University

No. Designation Spokesperson
SFB 1120 Precision Manufacturing by Controlling Melt Dynamics and Solidification in production processes Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhart Poprawe
TRR 129 Oxyflame – Development of Methods and Models to Describe the Reaction of Solid Fuels in an Oxy-Fuel Atmosphere Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhold Kneer


Collaborative Research Centers and Transregio SFBs with Participation from RWTH Researchers

No. Designation Spokesperson Coordinating at RWTH
TRR 136 Function oriented manufacturing based on characteristic process signatures Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr.-Ing. E.h.
Ekkard Brinksmeier
(University Bremen)
Univ.-Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Fritz Klocke

TRR 96

Thermo-Energetic Design of Machine Tools TU Dresden
(Coordinating University)
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher (Spokesperson)
TRR 40 Technological Foundations for the Design of Thermally and Mechanically Highly Loaded Components for Future Space Transportation Systems Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolaus A. Adams
(TU München)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Schröder