Research Groups

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Research Groups

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Construction Materials

  • Focus:
    • Cellulose fibre lightweight concrete (CFLC)
    • Influences on the frost and freeze-thaw de-icing salt resistance of concrete
    • Strength development of concretes in the young stage of hardening
    • Influence of formwork, technology and release agents on concrete surface
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Matschei and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Thiel

Railway Construction

  • Focus:
    • Vibration and continuous load behaviour of rail fastening systems and complex load-bearing systems
    • Effect of geosynthetics in the load-bearing system
    • Investigation of stress and quality assurance of rail joints in tram track construction
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Weisemann and M. Sc. Steffen Großmann

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Focus:
    • Investigation of the hydromechanical properties of geosynthetics
    • special tests on the soil/geosynthetics composite behaviour
    • model tests on erosion resistance and stability
    • development of a knowledge-based system for the management and use of environmental geotechnical data
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jens Engel and Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Lauer

Construction Engineering

  • Focus:
    • Assessment and handling of existing steel constructions
    • lightweight construction
    • Carbon reinforced concrete structures
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bösche, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Flederer, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Kempe, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Wolf and  Dr.-Ing. Lars Sieber

Road Construction

  • Focus:
    • Asphalt additives
    • aggregates
    • performance-oriented asphalt testing
    • Performance-oriented tests on bitumen
    • recycled building materials
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ines Dragon and Dipl.-Ing. Jutta Borek

Water Engineering

  • Focus
    • Groundwater management

    • Integrated water resource management

    • Bank filtration and groundwater recharge

    • Simulation of flow and transport processes in groundwater

    • Underground deferrisation

    • Laboratory and field measurement technology for sampling and flow time determination

  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Grischek and Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Macheleit


  • Industrial design using innovative materials and manufacturing processes

  • Interface and communication design

  • Development of hybrid products and apps

Projects of the Faculty

Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Focus:
    • Design and calculation

    • Numerical field calculation

    • Operating behaviour of electrical machines

    • Motion and operating behaviour control as well as control of drive systems

    • Cooling and heating behaviour

    • Testing of rotating machines and drive lines

  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schuhmann and Prof. PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Wolfgang Michalik
  • Research Group

Electrostatic Coating Technology

  • Focus:
    • Consulting and expert opinions on electrostatic coating processes and equipment
    • Test coatings with different application devices and parameters
    • Measurement of powder lacquers/powder coating layers
    • Optimization of electrostatic coating systems
    • Research and development services especially for small and medium-sized companies
    • Processing of company tasks by students, e.g. as internship or diploma theses
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Bauer
  • Research Group

Electric Railways and Installations

  • Focus: Consulting, expert opinions and development work in the fields of research
    • Calculation of electrical railway networks and train simulation
    • Stochastics in electrical power supply
    • Magnetic fields during energy transmission
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Gerhard Hofmann
  • Research Group

Automotive Electronics

  • Focus:
    • Electric power supply and storage in vehicles
    • Examination of ignition systems
    • Expert opinions and consultations
    • Student works
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Hübner
  • Research Group

Switchgear Engineering

  • Focus:
    • Practical studies (thermal, dielectric, mechanical)

    • Software development (DGA, magnetic field calculation, mechanical stress, pressure calculation in case of arc fault, cable calculation, heating calculation)

    • Theoretical studies (Ansys, heat network, pressure calculation, magnetic field calculation)

  • Contact: Prof. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Dieter Rogler
  • Research Group

Signal Processing / Information Transmission

  • Focus:
    • Signal encryption with nonlinear dynamic systems
    • Digital image processing: Selection and development of problem-adapted processing algorithms as well as corresponding hardware and software systems
    • Simulation of telecommunication processes
    • Takeover of research and development services, especially for small and medium-sized companies
    • Processing of company tasks by students, e.g. in the form of internships and diploma theses
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kristina Kelber
  • Research Group

Simulation of Semiconductor Devices and Electromagnetic Fields

  • Focus:
    • Simulation of nanoelectronic semiconductor devices
    • Numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Roland Stenzel
  • Research Group

Mobile Communication Networks and Wireless Systems

  • Focus:
    • Planning of wirelessnetworks
    • Methods for traffic, coverage and network quality optimization of mobile radio networks with channel- and packet-switched data traffic
    • Development of methods for the determination of locations with high traffic density (Hot Spot Detection)
    • Investigation of methods for determining the location of mobile stations (Mobile Positioning)
    • Development of antennas and passive RF circuits
    • Measuring station for functional testing of mobile phones
    • Expert opinions and consulting
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Collmann
  • Research Group

Real-time Localization Systems (RTLS)

  • Focus:
    • Systems for real-time localization of people, equipment, and workpieces in a modern production environment
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Zeisberg
  • Research Group


  • spatial data acquisition, geodata management, statistics, adjustment calculation, geovisualisation


  • Geodetic sensors, remote sensing and photogrammetry, terrestrial laser scanning, web-based geoinformation systems (GIS), building information modeling (BIM) and online map services

Projects of the Faculty


  • Focus:
    • Computer animation and computer graphics
    • Motion Capture
    • Tangible user interfaces
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Wacker

Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics

  • Focus:

    • Guidance and information systems in public buildings (museums, airports, train stations, exhibitions, etc.)
    • Assistance systems in stores (do-it-yourself stores, shopping malls)
    • Systems at home, in particular in the field of ambient assisted living
    • as well as robots in industrial environments (e.g. mobile measure and surveillance systems)
  • Contact: Prof. PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans-Joachim Böhme

Modeling and Simulation

  • Focus:
    • simulation principles of complex biological, chemical and physical systems
    • Interaction of liquid, elastic and chemically reacting phases
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Aland

Smart Production Systems

  • Focus:
    • Manufacturing Scenarios Using Industry 4.0
    • Physical cyber production systems
    • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Dirk Reichelt

Technical Visualistics

  • Focus:
    • Visualization of large, complex, and abstract datasets, for example in the field of machine learning.
    • Design of image-based approaches using creativity techniques such as metaphor production or morphological analysis
    • Testing interaction techniques for graphical user interfaces
    • Exploration of novel graphical user interfaces such as the Elastic Display
    • Formalizing gestures and interactions on graphical user interfaces
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietrich Kammer

tactile vision

  • Focus:
    • Development of hardware, e.g. vibrotactile displays or control elements 
    • Development of software, e.g. data formats or generators for tactile patterns
    • Integration of tactile interfaces in (protective) clothing
    • Usability of multimodal systems and tactile ones in particular
    • Basic research on the perception and interpretation of tactile patterns
  • Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Freitag

DataMedAssist: Data-diven modelling for the analysis of multicellular tissue organisation

  • Focus:
    • Modeling, implementation, and simulation of complex systems, for competent model selection and data-driven calibration, and the development, application, and evaluation of artificial intelligence methods in the context of systems medicine issues.
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Anja Voss-Böhme

CCL-KI HTW Dresden

  • Focus:
    • Knowledge-based application systems in real and virtual spatiotemporal environments
    • Combination of computer graphics, image processing, visualization and artificial intelligence
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Oertel

Chemical Engineering

  • Focus:
    • Biotechnological product syntheses (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörg-Uwe Ackermann)
    • Enzymatic synthesis (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marina Vogel)
      • Biocatalytic methods in organic synthesis
      • Chiral compounds from renewable raw materials
    • Solid state chemistry (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Feller, Dr. rer. nat. Udo Steiner))
    • Catalysis/willow extract (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Holger Landmesser)
    • Thermodynamics of mixed phases and interfaces (Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Grit Kalies, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jürgen Schmelzer, Dr.-Ing. Mandy Klauck)
    • Modification of tribological properties of elastomer surfaces


  • Focus:
    • Production horticulture, horticulture and landscaping
    • greenhouse exposure
    • electron beam technology
    • fruit storage
    • ecologically usable plant systems
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. agr. Fritz-Gerald Schröder
  • Research Group

Environmental Monitoring and Landscape Development

  • Focus:
    • Revitalization of a wild river landscape in Central Germany

    • Biodiversity

  • Contact: Prof. Dr. Frank Dziock und Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Jentzsch

Organic Agriculture

  • Focus:
    • allelopathic effects of root exudates

    • symbiotic N2 fixation performance and area balances of fodder and grain legumes

    • Effects of organic and mineral fertilization strategies on grain legumes

    • N-Rhizodeposition of fodder and grain legumes

    • agronomic strategies for the cultivation of soya, pea, field bean, rape and maize in organic farming systems

    • agrophotovoltaics

    • Catch crop cultivation/catch crop management

    • Water balance of soybeans and field beans (plant physiological and morphological investigations)

    • Mulch and direct sowing in the cultivation of grain legumes

    • Ecotoxicological assessment of bio-based materials

  • Contact: Prof. Dr. agr. Knut Schmidtke und Dr. rer. agr. Guido Lux

Animal Husbandry and Breeding

  • Focus:
    • Dairy farming and production (Prof. Dr. agr. Steffi Geidel)
    • Behavioural disorders in laying hens (Prof. Dr. med. vet. Markus Freick)

    • biological diversity and gait analysis in horses (Prof. Dr. agr. Michael Klunker)



  • Autonomous driving, vehicle communication, driving behavior
  • Accident analysis and biomechanics
  • Commercial vehicles and mobile machinery
  • Investigation and development of automotive components and engines
  • Generative manufacturing
  • Process optimization
  • Joining of complex mixed joints
  • Electron beam technologies
  • Reliability and intelligent linking of supply systems
  • Investigation of the consequences of climate change on buildings, neighborhoods and cities

Research at the Faculty

SME sector

  • Focus:
    • Strengthening the cooperation of basic research institutions and universities with medium-sized companies
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. et. rer. nat. habil. Rüdiger von der Weth

Human Factors and Resources

  • Focus:
    • Improving the compatibility of professional and private care tasks
    • Integration of ServiceRobotics into the work organisation of complex social services using inpatient nursing care for the elderly as an example
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Anne-Katrin Haubold

Digital Transformation

  • Focus:
    • Integrative teaching in human resources management in the form of collaborative case studies in virtual space

Industry 4.0

  • Focus:
    • Agent based simulation demonstrator for scenarios in work 4.0
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. phil. et. rer. nat. habil. Rüdiger von der Weth

Technology Transfer

  • Focus:
    • Transfer indicators
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Swen Günther


  • Focus:
    • Fostering Entrepreneurship - Summer School in Jordan 2019
  • Contact: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. René Thamm

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