German Research Foundation to Fund Projects at RWTH

28/03/2022

The University will be responsible for two new Priority Programs and a new Research Unit.

 

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is establishing eight new Priority Programs, two of which are going to be organized by RWTH Aachen University.  Around 53 million euros will be made available for an initial three years for the eight new collaborations, which were selected from 29 submitted initiatives. In addition, there is a 22 percent program allowance for indirect costs.

At RWTH, these funds can be used to carry out the Priority Programs "Greybox Models for the Qualification of Coated Tools for High-Performance Machining" and "A Contribution to Changing how we Generate Energy: Optimizing Thermochemical Energy Conversion Processes for the Flexible use of Hydrogen-Based Renewable Fuels Through Additive Manufacturing Processes". The coordinator of "Greybox Models for the Qualification of Coated Tools for High-Performance Machining" is Professor Kirsten Bobzin, Head of the Chair of Surface Technology in Mechanical Engineering. The coordinator of the Priority Program "A Contribution to Changing how we Generate Energy: Optimizing Thermochemical Energy Conversion Processes for the Flexible use of Hydrogen-Based Renewable Fuels Through Additive Manufacturing Processes" is Professor Heinz Pitsch, Chair of Technical Combustion.

Nine New Research Units

 

In addition, the DFG is establishing nine new Research Units, which will receive funding of around 38 million euros for up to eight years. These include Centres for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. The Clinical Research Units, in turn, link practical work in the clinics with scientific work.

The Research Group "Structure-Preserving Numerical Methods for Volume and Transition Coupling of Heterogeneous Models" is coordinated by RWTH. It is dedicated to the modeling and simulation of coupled systems for the description of magnetized plasmas, complex fluids and electrochemical processes. The group's spokesperson is Professor Manuel Torrilhon of the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES).

Currently, the DFG funds 174 research groups, 14 Centres for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences and 14 Clinical Research Units in Germany.