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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, RUB
  • Funding period: 2012-2025

Collaborative Research Centres and Trasnregios

CRC 823 “Statistical modeling of nonlinear dynamic processes”

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

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

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

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

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

TRR 188 “Damage Controlled Forming Processes”

  • TU Dortmund University (Speaker University), RWTH Aachen, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf
  • Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya
  • Funding period: since 2017

Participations

CRC 969 “Chemical and biological principles of cellular proteostasis”

  • Speaker University: Universität Konstanz
  • involved at TU Dortmund University: Prof. Dr. Daniel Summerer
  • Funding period: since 2012

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. Andrzej Górak
  • Funding period: since 2010

CRC/Transregio 73 “Manufacturing of complex functionala components with variants by using a new sheet metal forming process – Sheet-bulk metal forming”

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Speaker University), Technische Universität Dortmund, Leibniz Universität Hannover
  • Deputy Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya
  • Funding period: since 2009

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

Starting Grants

PRECISION – Precision measurement to discover new scalar and vector particles

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Johannes Albrecht (Physics)
  • Funding period: 2016-2021

SUBLINEAR – Sublinear algorithms for the analysis of very large graph

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Christian Sohler (Computer Science)
  • Funding period: 2012-2018

Consolidator Grants

RAMSES – Reactivity and assembly of multifunctional stimuliresponsive encapsulation structures

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Guido Clever (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
  • Funding period: 2016-2021

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

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Mirko Cinchetti (Physics)
  • Funding period: 2017-2022

BACTERIAL SYRINGES – Protein Translocation Through Bacterial Syringes

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Stefan Raunser (Chemistry and Chemical Biology & Max-Planck-Institute)
  • Funding period: 2014-2019

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

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Daniel Summerer (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
  • Funding period: 2017-2022

Advanced Grants

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

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Philippe Bastiaens (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. Sebastian Engell (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Funding period: 2012-2017

SYSCHEMBIOL– Systems chemical biology - chemical biological perturbation and dissection of dynamic biological systems

  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Herbert Waldmann (Chemistry and Chemical Biology & Max-Planck-Institute)
  • Funding period: 2011-2016

DoProfiL

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

Drug Discovery Hub

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Daniel Rauh, TU Dortmund
  • Funding period: 2018-2021

ELLI 2 (Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Science)

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Dr. E.h. A. Erman Tekkaya
  • Funding period: 2016-2020

TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study)

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos
  • Funding period: 2012-2017

IGLU/PIRLS

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Bos
  • Funding period: 2013-2018

ML2R “Competence Center Machine Learning Rhine-Ruhr”

  • Coordination: Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik

CoPro

  • Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell
  • Funding period: 2016-2020

OCCAM

  • Coordinator: Dr. Rolf Strietholt
  • Funding period: 2018-2022

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

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

Leopoldina

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Herbert Waldmann (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)
  • In the senate of the Leopoldina ad personam: Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather, chair of the advisory board of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation

Acatech

  • Prof. Dirk Biermann (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Ursula Gather (Mathematics; likewise presidium member)
  • Prof. Andrzej Górak (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Matthias Kleiner (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Katharina Morik (Computer Science)
  • Prof. Gabriele Sadowski (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering)
  • Prof. A. Erman Tekkaya (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. Michael ten Hompel (Fraunhofer Institute Logistics; Mechanical Engineering)
  • Prof. em. Klaus Weinert (Mechanical Engineering)

Academia Europaea

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

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

  • Prof. Walter Krämer (Statistics) (since 2008)
  • Prof. Brigitte Falkenburg (Human Sceince and Theology) (since 2012)
  • Prof. Katharina Morik (Computer Science) (since 2016)
  • Prof. Gabriele Sadowski (Biochemical and Chemical Engineering) (since 2009)
  • Prof. Metin Tolan (Physics) (since 2003)
  • Prof. Herbert Waldmann (Chemistry and Chemical Biology) (seit 2009)

Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Prof. Manfred Bayer (Physics)

Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

  • Prof. Herbert Waldmann (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)

International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)

  • Prof. 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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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".

Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

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