Excellence Cluster


Excellence cluster for promoting cutting-edge research. The goal of excellence clusters is the connection of competitive research facilities. Besides improving the educational requirements and career conditions of young academics, the research profile shall be sharpened and the innovation ability shall be strengthened. The international expert panel appointed by the Joint Science Conference of the Federal and State Governments (GWK) has approved three funding proposals for Clusters of Excellence submitted by RWTH, one of which has been jointly developed and submitted with the University of Cologne and the University of Bonn. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is significantly involved in four of excellence clusters established at RWTH Aachen University.

Second Line of Funding
TMFB: Tailor-Made Fuels from Biomass Coordinator: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger

Integrative Production Technology for High-Wage Countries

Coordinator: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher
Third line of funding

The Fuel Science Center (FSC) - Adaptive Conversion Systems for Renewable Energy and Carbon Sources

Spokesperson for the Cluster: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger

Internet of Production (IoP)

Spokespersonfor the Cluster: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher

ML4Q – Matter and Light for Quantum Computing (Cooperation University of Cologne and the University of Bonn)

Spokespersonfor the Cluster: Prof. Yoichi Ando, Ph.D. (University of Cologne)
Erklär´s mir, RWTH: Professor Pischinger über die Zukunft maßgeschneiderter Kraftstoffe aus Biomasse
Erklär´s mir, RWTH!: Professor Christian Brecher über die Zukunft der Produktionstechnik