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Research Groups

Optimization & Control

The group for energy efficiency, optimization and control is working on the design of optimization-based control methods for cyber-physical systems. We consider applications from energy systems, process control, climate-economics and beyond. Our key competences are: design and implementation of optimization-based control, model predictive control and nonlinear control including their application and real-time feasible implementation for nonlinear processes and complex systems.

Research Areas


Student Projects

We regularly offer interesting thesis topics for BSc and MSc thesis projects. Besides offered topics, proactive applications and requests are welcome. Students who are interested in joining our team (BSc or MSc thesis as well as PhD positions) on optimization, systems and control and complex systems please contact Timm Faulwasser via Email including a CV and transcript of grades.

Team Members

PostDoc  Dr.-Ing. Alexander Engelmann
Research Associate Gösta Stomberg, M.Sc.
Research Associate Guanru Pan, M.Sc.
Research Associate Ruchuan Ou, M.Sc.
Research Associate Jens Püttschneider, M.Sc.
Research Associate Julian Golembiewski, M.Sc.
Research Associate Maísa Beraldo Bandeira, M.Sc.
PhD Student Deborah Bilgic, M.Sc. Bosch Corporate Research
PhD Student Lukas Haubensak, M.Sc. Bosch Corporate Research
PhD Student Emrah Oeztürk, M.Sc. FH Vorarlberg
Academic Guest Yue Xu, M.Sc.


Selected Cooperations and Collaborations

  • Bosch Corporate Research Renningen
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • ANU Canberra, Australia
  • University of Newcastle, Australia
  • IMT Lucca, Italy
  • EPFL, Switzerland
  • ShanghaiTech, China
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • TU Ilmenau
  • University of Bayreuth
  • University of Mannheim
  • Leibniz University Hannover
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia
  • Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

Former Members

Academic Guest Prof. Dr. Alejandro Garcés Ruiz
(Research Fellow, Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation)
Professor at Universidad
Tecnologica de Pereira, Colombia
Academic Guest Yan Yao, B.Sc.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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