Prof. Dr. Martin Mittendorff

As chairman of the examination board, I always come into contact with the students: Where do I do the industrial internship? How do I register my Bachelor thesis? Who answers my questions about the year abroad? I'm happy to help find the answers! It is always a pleasure for me to observe how familiar the research groups are with each other - our supervision ratio is very good! A perfect basis for good scientific work!

The spectrum of our final theses ranges from district heating networks and charging stations to catalysis and fuel cells. This shows that the idea of approaching the topic of energy on the basis of scientific principles works very well in our Energy Science program!

Many personal conversations with our students returning from their year abroad have shown me that our concept "Global Challenges - International Studies" changes the perspectives decisively and thus completely new ideas emerge!

Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid

Solar energy has fascinated me for a long time and so I have been working on this topic of renewable energies for more than 15 years. The worldwide increasing energy demand requires a renewal in energy supply and infrastructure.

Qualified specialists form the basis for this - and are urgently needed. The Energy Science program not only provides an insight into the various fields of energy science, from the physical fundamentals to the applications, but also ideally prepares students for a broad professional field with future potential

Masterarbeit Christopher Hauk

Climate Change Mitigation in Hong Kong’s Electricity Sector

Research questions: Political analysis: Which barriers in Hong Kong’s political sector hinder reduction of energy consumption? 19 semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders

Technical analysis: Which impact does largescale solar PV installation have on the dispatch of conventional power plants? Power plant dispatch simulation in Excel VBA  15-minute timesteps for one entire year

Prof. Dr. Michael Schreckenberg

1 million tons of CO2 are produced by standing around in traffic jams. It is important to understand traffic jams in order to be able to prevent them and organize traffic instead.

The Energy Science degree program covers a wide range of issues that will arise in energy topics in the future. The degree program not only provides the tools, but also a professional future in this subject area.

Personally, I have been concerned with energy issues since I started studying. As time went on, problem solving became more and more important. Today, we face great challenges in shaping the future in a sustainable way - this is a very personal concern of mine.

Seminar Energiesysteme im Vergleich

In this seminar, different energy systems are compared and evaluated according to their efficiency, among other things. Experts from industry and research present various topics, which are discussed controversially in the following week with presentations by students. Excursions to various institutions are part of the program.

Figure Excursion: Visit to the operation of the city of Mülheim Raffelberg hydroelectric power plant.

Energiesysteme im Vergleich (WiSe 2021/22)

Field trip to Düsseldorf Airport

On August 07th, seven students visited Düsseldorf Airport together with Dr. Florian Mazur from research group Schreckenberg. Here, they were able to experience the logistical processes studied in the lecture “Physics of Traffic 2” (Airplane Traffic) at an international airport and see live on site what an important role physics plays for aviation, making the theory from the lecture more tangible and comprehensible for the participants.

After the mandatory security check a bus tour across different areas of the airport was taken. Take-offs and landings, including the Airbus 380-800, the world's largest passenger aircraft, were witnessed up close. Another highlight was the observation of the attempts to repair an engine of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-400 in order to carry out the scheduled flight to Atlanta. In the end, however, the attempts were unsuccessful: flight DL 91 had to be cancelled.

The field trip has become an integral part of the lecture "Physics of Traffic 2” (Airplane Traffic) and is offered every semester.