New name for the chair


In recent years, research and development in the field of mobile propulsion systems have undergone major changes worldwide. We recognized this development early on, have been taking it into account for many years with our joint research building „Center for Mobile Propulsion (CMP)“ and are actively shaping this change with our research.


In addition to the research area of combustion engines, the chair has for many years focused on fuel cells as well as hybridized and battery electric drives. These research areas now account for a significant share of our activities. For future energy systems, hydrogen is also becoming a central field of research. We are already addressing this topic at our chair and play an important role with our research activities. We would like to emphasize this strongly grown competence in the future also with our external representation by a new name.

Therefore we have decided to rename the chair. Our new name from October 1st, 2021 will be:

"Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems" (tme).

The chair will remain part of the Institute of Thermodynamics at RWTH Aachen University.

We are looking forward to continue working on many exciting research projects and to advance mobile propulsion technologies with innovation and enthusiasm.