Research Priority Area 1: Energy

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Research Priority Area Spokesperson

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Finkenrath
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Tel. +49 (0)831 2523-9223
Fax +49 (0)831 2523-229
Building S, Room S1.05
Bahnhofstrasse 61, 87435 Kempten, Germany

Research Priority Area 1: Energy

Energy research at Kempten University of Applied Sciences investigates the technical and other aspects of energy systems and their core components – focusing on the interfaces with information and communication technology (ICT) and artificial intelligence (AI).

Research in this Research Priority Area is interdisciplinary – incorporating the following specialisations:

  • Heat and process engineering
  • Systems and electrical engineering
  • Mechanical and production engineering
  • Computer science

Besides energy technology and renewable energies, the main subjects addressed in this Research Priority Area include process and component simulation, battery research, die combined heat and power (and cooling) systems, load forecasting using machine learning processes, microgrids, and heat engineering.

Participating professors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Helmuth Biechl
Electrical energy systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Biffar
Cogeneration and energy systems technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Bischoff
Power and work machinery, vehicle drives

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jost Braun
Energy and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, continuous flow machinery

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Finkenrath
Energy and process technology systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Fischer
Electrical energy technology

Prof. Dr. Holger Hesse
Stationary energy storage systems, design and process optimisation for decentralised electrical energy systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Till Huesgen
Electronic integration and construction and fastening technology

Prof. Dr. Robert Keller
Intelligent and sustainable districts and mobility

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Kuba
Smart grid communications, smart metering, power line communications

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Mayer
Renewable energies, energy industry and rational energy systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Müller
Thermodynamics and heat transfer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Patt
Power electronics for environmental technology

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Schirra
Electric drives, control and automation engineering

Prof. Dr. Philipp Schmid
Wind energy and P2X

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benno Steinweg
Energy management systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Steyer
Design and CAD, technical mechanics, technical innovation and product management, machine components, material studies

Research projects
The projects being conducted in this Research Priority Area can be found here.

You can browse our publications in this Research Priority Area here.

Facilities in this Research Priority Area