Research at LTT


The Institute of Technical Thermodynamics (LTT) of RWTH Aachen University under the direction of Professor André Bardow focuses mainly on the development of systemanalytical methods and technical components for energy systems as well as the theoretical and experimental research on fluid multicomponent-systems. The work is done in different project groups.


Project Groups

  1. Energy Systems Engineering
    Computer aided simulation, assessment and optimization of energy and process systems.
  2. Laser Diagnostics in Thermofluiddynamics
    Development of optical measurement systems for combustion diagnostics.
  3. Measurement Systems Engineering
    Development of optimized, optical and classical measurement systems for power and process engineering.
  4. Model-Based Fuel Design
    Model-Based Design deals with the application of property prediction models together with partners from Aachen and other universities and companies from energy and chemical engineering to solve problems in fuel injection and combustion, reaction and separation technology.
  5. Molecular Systems Engineering
    We work intensively on the development of new hierarchical and predictive property prediction models based on quantum mechanics, molecular simulations as well as statistical and phenomenological thermodynamics.
  6. Sorption Systems Engineering
    The project group for sorption systems engineering covers research on different scales from material to complete systems. Sorption processes can be applied for heat transformation, such as in chillers and heat pumps, and for thermal storage, drying and separation.