Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion

  Professor Andert Copyright: © Martin Braun

Mobility is one of the most important factors of our time. It forms the cornerstone for social participation, creates prosperity, and represents flexibility and freedom. Mobility enables us to transport people and freight effectively. However, motorized mobility requires the use of resources, such as energy and raw materials. It is also tied to emissions, both substantial and acoustic.


Our goal at the Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion is to enable environmentally and climate-friendly, sustainable and demand-driven mobility. We want to utilize and expand the advantages of mobility, but also reduce the use of resources and emissions.


How we work

  Working on the test bench. Copyright: © RWTH Aachen | MMP

For us, there is no problem that cannot be solved. We combine the methods of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology with the most modern experimental infrastructures. Whether at the Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP), our HiL laboratory or with our research vehicles - in interdisciplinary and international teams, there is hardly a problem that we cannot handle together.

"We are probably living in the most exciting time for all people fascinated by mobile propulsion. The transition taking place right now has an incredible momentum, and I'm happy to contribute to making people's mobility more efficient and cleaner every day," states Professor Andert.


Practical orientation makes our research "tangible"

Our research takes place along the entire development process, from initial concepts through testing. By "closing the loop", our own work can be brought to life. Based on our strong connection to industry, we are also confronted with a number of interdisciplinary challenges, that we master with a skillful combination of theory and practice.


We share our knowledge

  Excellent teaching Copyright: © RWTH Aachen | MMP

We transfer recent research results directly to teaching and involve students into research straight away. This enables us to transfer knowledge effectively. From student assistance to thesis supervision and doctoral studies, collaboration and exchange with students inspires and is a permanent source of new ideas and concepts. Supervision on the way to a bachelor's or master's thesis up to a doctorate is important and has a high priority. Personal exchange, individual mentoring sessions are a matter of course and provide a clear guidance.

  Symposium for Combustion Control Copyright: © RWTH Aachen | MMP

We regularly publish our research results in journals, at national and international conferences, and on numerous data platforms. In this context, we are in favor of free access to scientific literature by publishing - whenever possible - under open access conditions. In this way, we actively contribute to the multiplication of knowledge.