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Forschung an der Hochschule Ulm

Research at the THU

Research at the THU

Overview of the THU research areas


Automotive Center

The central infrastructure is a dual-axis-drive roller dynamometer and an engine test bench which we use for research and transfer projects.more


We reasearch and teach in the fields of (bio)mechanics, electronics, sensor technology, signal processing, software and simulation.more

Biotechnology Instrumentation

Biotechnology instrumentation is concerned with the equipment and processes used in biotechnology and the related field of medical engineering... more

Building Climate and Solar Construction

We are concerned with building climate, solar construction using active solar technology, passive solar technology as well as heat and electricity storage, taking energy efficiency and comfort inside the building into particular consideration.more

Diagnostics and Therapy Systems, E-Health

At THU, we develop both the electronic components and the associated software, since both are closely interlinked.more

Driver Assistance Systems

In a variety of research projects concerning driver assistance systems and autonomous driving, we are developing sensors, as well as collecting vehicle data and using this data to analyze driving behavior.more

Electromagnetic Compatibility

The focus of our work is firstly on the EMC of bus and wireless systems for transmitting high data rates in the vehicle, among general subjects of EMC.more


Electrical Energy Systems and Electromobility feature particularly strongly in our teaching and research. For example, in cooperation with other partners THU has developed and implemented emissions-free concepts for energy supply in horticulture.more

Energy Storage and Fuel Cells

Energy storage is a key element for our future energy supply, on the journey from fossil fuels to regenerative energy sources.We focuse intensively on different electrical and thermal storage technologies.more

Hazardous Substances

How do hazardous substances endanger people and the environment? Is existing legislation sufficient to protect them? These are the central questions for interdisciplinary analysis in these projects.more

Hydraulics Center of Excellence

Hydraulic components are a key element for high-performance drives in globally-sought-after German machines and commercial vehicles.more

Industrie 4.0

The focus is on innovative approaches for integrating pioneering digital technology into industrial processes and applications – to increase efficiency and quality as well as conserving resources and protecting the environmentmore

Intelligent Systems and Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent systems are problem-solving systems characterized by the ability to make rational decisions – even when the data situation is complex, incomplete or uncertain.more

Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Engineering

Important aspects here are developing and optimizing production plants and manufacturing processes, as well as analyzing and qualifying materials.more


Research topics at THU include the characterization of solar cells and solar modules, aging investigations on cells, modules and systems, development of technical management, and network integration of solar inverters and battery systems.more


In the Center for Applied Research at Universities (ZAFH) MikroSens at THU in 2015 THU is developing radar sensors for various applications (including intelligent mobility) and is transferring this technology in particular to SMEs,more


Service robots perform services for or together with people in industrial and commercial applications as well as in private life.more

Simulation and Control

The use of simulation software tools leads to an eased forecast of product behavior. It also supports the understanding of complex relationships and improves time to market. So simulation is meanwhile the base for modern development processes.more

Smart Grids

The use of decentralized energy systems gives rise to a fundamental change in our energy supply system. The planning and operation of energy networks must adapt to these new conditions. more

Structural Mechanics and Acoustics

We are successfully researching the vibrations of vehicle and machine components, as well as the emission of noise of from vibrating structures. more

Vehicles and Simulation

As well as numerous test rigs, we use a variety of software packages to conduct 3D simulations in flow mechanics and structural mechanics and also look at problems concerning multi-body simulation and thermodynamic cycle simulation. more

Wireless Communication Systems

Embedded wireless systems play a central role in linking future production and logistics systems – systems which must comply with the demands posed by strong product-individualization under highly flexible production conditions.more