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Excellent Research at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

Research and researchers at the TU Dort­mund are internationally well-known and recognized. Over 1,000 externally funded projects and numerous personal awards illustrate the re­search strength of Dort­mund’s sci­en­tists. You will find a selection on this web page.

RESOLV

  • Spokesperson: Prof Dr. Martina Havenith, Ruhr Uni­ver­sity Bochum
  • Funding period: 2012-2025

Collaborative Research Centres and Transregios (under the spokesmanship of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity)

TRR 160 “Coherent manipulation of interacting spin excitations in tailored semiconductors”

  • Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer
  • Funding period: since 2015

CRC 876 “Providing in­for­mation by resource-constrained data analysis”

  • Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik
  • Funding period: since 2011

CRC 823 “Statistical modeling of nonlinear dynamic processes”

  • Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer
  • Funding period: since 2009

Participations (TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity co-applying)

TRR 188 “Damage Con­trolled Forming Pro­cess­es

  • RWTH Aachen (Speaker Uni­ver­sity), TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, Karlsruhe In­sti­tute of Technology (KIT Karlsruhe), Max-Planck-Institut für Ei­sen­for­schung GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Deputy Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya
  • Funding period: since 2017

CRC/Trans­re­gio 142 “Tailored nonlinear photonics: From fundamental concepts to functional structures”

  • Uni­ver­si­tät Pa­der­born (Speaker Uni­ver­sity), TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
  • Deputy Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer
  • Funding period: since 2015

CRC/Trans­re­gio 63 “Integrated chemical processes in liquid multiphase systems – InPROMPT”

  • TU Berlin (Speaker Uni­ver­sity), TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity, Otto-von-Guericke-Uni­ver­si­tät Magdeburg
  • Deputy Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Se­bas­ti­an Engell
  • Funding period: since 2010

 

Participations (on PI level)

CRC 1309 „Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications“

  • Speaker Uni­ver­sity: Ludwig-Maximilians-Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen
  • involved at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity: Prof. Dr. Rasmus Linser
  • Funding period: since 2019

CRC 1280 “Extinction Learn­ing

  • Speaker Uni­ver­sity: Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bochum
  • involved at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity: Prof. Dr. Sarah Weigelt
  • Funding period: since 2018

CRC 1287 „Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects“

  • Speaker Uni­ver­sity: Uni­ver­si­tät Pots­dam
  • involved at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Freywald
  • Funding period: since 2019

CRC 1430 „Molecular Mechanisms on Cell State Transitions“

  • Speaker Uni­ver­sity: Uni­ver­si­tät Duis­burg-Essen
  • involved at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity: Dr. Malte Gersch
  • Funding period: since 2021

Starting Grants

DynaQuanta - Nonequilibrium Terahertz Dynamics of Interacting Quantum Spins: from Novel Driven States towards Coherent Controls

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Zhe Wang
  • Department of Physics
  • Funding period: 2021–2025

RiboLife – Resurrecting LUCA – Engineering of RNA-encoded Cellular Life Using Dual Evolution and Intergenomic Transplantation

  • Principal Investogator: Prof. Dr. Hannes Mutschler
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology
  • Funding period: 2019–2023

PRECISION – Precision measurement to discover new scalar and vector particles

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Johannes Albrecht
  • Department of Physics
  • Funding period: 2016–2021

SUBLINEAR – Sublinear algorithms for the analysis of very large graph

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Christian Sohler
  • Department of Com­pu­ter Science
  • Funding period: 2012–2018

Consolidator Grants

PropRT - Property-Based Modulable Timing Analysis and Optimization for Complex Cyber-Physical Real-Time Sys­tems

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Jian-Jia Chen
  • Department of Com­pu­ter Science
  • Funding period: 2021–2025

EPICODE – Programmable readers, writers, and erasers of the epigenetic cytosine code

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Daniel Summerer
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology
  • Funding period: 2017–2022

hyControl – Coherent optical control of multi-functional nano-scale hybrid units

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Mirko Cinchetti
  • Department of Physics
  • Funding period: 2017–2022

RAMSES – Reactivity and assembly of multifunctional stimuliresponsive encapsulation structures

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Guido Clever
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology
  • Funding period: 2016–2021

BACTERIAL SYRINGES – Protein Translocation Through Bacterial Syringes

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology & Max-Planck-In­sti­tute
  • Funding period: 2014–2019
     

Advanced Grants

SPATONC – Sys­tems analysis of pancreatic tumor cell phenotype dependence on the spatial regulation of oncogenic Ras signaling

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Philippe Bastiaens
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology & Max-Planck-In­sti­tute
  • Funding period: 2013–2018

MOBOCON – Model-based optimizing control - from a vision to industrial reality

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Se­bas­ti­an Engell
  • Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
  • Funding period: 2012–2017
     

Synergy Grant

StuDySARCOMERE – Structure and Cellular Dynamics of the Sarcomere

  • Principal Investigator: Apl. Prof. Dr. Stefan Raunser
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology & Max-Planck-In­sti­tute
  • Funding period: 2020–2026

Cooperation and Competition in the context of new and traditional forms of work and employment

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Maxi­mili­ane Wilkesmann
  • Department of Social Sciences
  • Type of funding: Heisenberg professorship
  • Funding since April 2020

Precision flavour physics with leptons: Full exploitation of the LHCb dataset and fu­ture flavour violation experiments

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Johannes Albrecht
  • Department of Physics
  • Type of funding: Heisenberg professorship
  • Funding since April 2020

Designer-Photokatalysatoren und Multielektronen-Pro­zes­se basierend auf redoxaktiven Hybridmolekülen und deren An­wen­dung in Synthese und Aktivierung kleiner Mo­le­kü­le

  • Principal Investigator: JProf. Dr. Max Martin Hansmann
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology
  • Funding since 2020

Aufklärung von Prinzipien der systemweiten Regulation von Proteolyse im Ubiquitin-System mittels che­mi­scher Bio­lo­gie

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Malte Gersch
  • Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology
  • Funding since 2019

Effektive The­o­ri­en in den Materialwissenschaften: Mathematische Herleitung und Analysis

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Peter Bella
  • Department of  Mathematics
  • Funding since 2019

Silicon Economy Logistics Ecosystem (SELE)

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Michael Henke, Prof. Dr. Boris Otto and Prof. Dr. Michael ten Hompel
  • Funding period: 2020–2023

IGLU 2021

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany
  • Funding period: 2019–2023

Extension of ATLAS and LHCb at LHC

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Kevin Kröninger and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Spaan
  • Funding period: 2019–2021

Drug Discovery Hub

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Daniel Rauh
  • Funding period: 2018–2021

ML2R “Competence Center Machine Learn­ing Rhine-Ruhr”

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik
  • Funding period: 2018–2022

DoProfiL

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Stephan Hußmann, Prof. Dr. Barbara Welzel
  • Funding period: 2016–2023

OCCAM

  • Coordinator: PD Dr. Rolf Strietholt
  • Funding period: 2018–2022

Leopoldina

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann (Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology)

Acatech

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Biermann (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather (Mathematics)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Górak (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Henke (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik (Com­pu­ter Science)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Weyer (Social Sciences)

Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer (Physics)

Academia Europaea

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schwentick (Com­pu­ter Science)

North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

  • Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer (Sta­tis­tics)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Brigitte Falkenburg (Humanities and Theology)
  • Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik (Com­pu­ter Science)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan (Physics)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann (Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology)

“Junges Kolleg” of North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

  • Dr. Malte Gersch (Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology)

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Rehtanz (Electrical Engineering & Information Technology)

Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Herbert Waldmann (Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology)

International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Biermann (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya (Mechanical Engineering)

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).