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Sensitive prostheses, long-term stable brain implants, autonomous robots, sustainable energy systems or intelligent, self-healing materials - that's how versatile our projects are.

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive engineering faculties in Germany. With the unique constellation of the Department of Computer Science (IIF), Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) and the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH), the cooperation with five Fraunhofer institutes and the Hahn-Schickard institutes, the Faculty of Engineering offers an ideal environment for research at the highest level. Research and teaching are closely intertwined; the exchange across the institutes and faculty boundaries is a daily practice.

The University of Freiburg ranks among the five universities nationwide whose innovations are the strongest advances in scientific and technical progress and have the greatest impact on the global economy (Thomson Reuters Innovation Ranking 2017). Our work with successful publications, patents and spin-offs has contributed significantly to this leading position.

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Professors

Coopted Professor (Kooptierte Professuren)

 

Adjunct Professor (Außerplanmäßiger Professor)

 

Associate Professor

  • Brandenburg, Albrecht
  • Breunig, Ingo
  • Gombert, Andreas
  • Wimmer, Ralf

 

Junior Research Groups

 

Former Groups

 

Main research areas

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  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Information Systems for Life Sciences
  • Neurotechnology and Robotics
  • Optical Systems
  • Microanalysis Systems and Biomedical Technology
  • Intelligent Materials and Bio-inspired Systems
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Network
  • Resilience

Excellence Initiative / Excellence Strategy

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The Faculty of Engineering participates in two Clusters of Excellence:

Collaborative Research Centres, Collaborative Training Groups, Doctoral Programs

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Concluded:

  • Planar Optronic Systems (SFB/TR 123, 2013-2017) / Contact: Prof. Dr. Hans Zappe, Department of Microsystems Engineering

 


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Concluded:

  • Micro Energy Harvesting (GRK 1322, 2006-2015) / Contact: Prof. Dr. Peter Woias, Department of Microsystems Engineering
  • Embedded Microsystems (GRK 1103, 2004-2014) / Contact: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Department of Computer Science

 


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Concluded:

 

 

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The Faculty of Engineering is embedded in several regional, national and international research networks. The Faculty’s most important partners include the five institutes of the Fraunhofer Society in Freiburg, the Hahn-Schickard Institute and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) together with its Professorship of Materials Process Technology.

The Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) is also key member of the Technology Cluster MicroTEC Southwest.
 

EU Projects

ERC Advanced, Consolidator and Starting Grants

ERC Advanced Grants

 

ERC Starting Grants

  • SPEEDER - Supercapacitive Polymer Electrodes for Directing Epithelial Repair (2017) / Dr. Maria Asplund, Department of Microsystems Engineering
  • ShapingRoughness – Emergence of Surface Roughness in Shaping, Finishing and Wear Processes (2017) / Prof. Dr. Lars Pastewka, Department of Microsystems Engineering

 

7. Forschungsrahmenprogramm

Publications

You will find an overview of this year’s publications and projects here:

  • Publication list

Doctoral / PhD Program and Postdoctoral / Habilitation Program

humaoide-roboter-16x9.jpgInformation, Forms, Contact persons and Dates you find here.