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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
     

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

SFB 1491 „Cosmic interacting matters“

  • Speaker University: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • involved at TU Dortmund University: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rhode, Prof. Dr. Johannes Albrecht, PD Dr. Dominik Elsässer
  • Funding period: since 2022

 

DFG Research Group with Spokesperson at TU Dortmund University

FOR 5250: Mechanism-based characterization and modeling of permanent and bioresorbable implants with tailored functionality based on innovative in vivo, in vitro and in silico methods
Spokesperson: Prof. Frank Walther, Departement of Mechanical Engineering

DFG Priority Programs coordinated by TU Dortmund University

SPP 1984: Hybrid and multimodal energy systems: System theoretic methods for the transformation and operation of complex grids
Spokesperson: Prof. Christian Rehtanz, Departement of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Funded since 2018

SPP 2231: Efficient cooling, lubrication and transport - Coupled mechanical and fluid-dynamic simulation methods for the realization of efficient production processes (FluSimPro)
Spokesperson: Prof. Dirk Biermann, Departement of Mechanical Engineering
Funded since 2020

 

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

META-LEGO – Learning to play LEGO with metamaterials!

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Angela Madeo
  • Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Funding period: September 2021–August 2026

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

Präzisionstests des Standardmodells unter der Verwendung von geboosteten W/Z-Bosonen am Large Hadron Collider

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Malena Delitzsch
  • Department of Physics
  • Funding since 2022

Search for unknown phenomena in rare charm hadron decays

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Dominik Mitzel
  • Department of Physics
  • Funding since 2021

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

A chemical biology approach to uncover principles of system-wide regulation of proteolysis in the ubiquitin system

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

Limiting Theories in Material Science: Mathematical derivation and 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

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

FAIR: From Prediction to Agile Interventions in the Social Sciences

  • Coordination: Prof. Fani Lauermann, PhD und Prof. Dr. Philipp Doebler
  • Funding period: 2021-2024

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. Dirk Biermann (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 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”.

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