Research Group

ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production

About us

The energy transition with rising energy prices, volatile energy markets and growing environmental responsibility pose new challenges for companies in the manufacturing sector. In particular, energy and resource efficiency in production is becoming increasingly important to meet normative requirements and remain competitive. At the same time, production companies can reduce costs and support the power grid through flexible energy use.

Our vision

In an interdisciplinary team of more than 20 scientific researchers, the group “Energy technologies and applications in production” researches on vision of a climate neutral production under consideration of a variety of aspects related to the topics of energy efficiency, energy flexibility and resource efficiency in production. These general three topics are addressed in the main research areas “Strategies for Climate Neutral Production”, “Climate Neutral Production Infrastructure”, “Energy System Analysis and Optimisation of Production Machines”, “Energy Management and Monitoring”, “Energy Optimised Factory Operations” and “Cyber-Physical Systems in Climate Neutral Production”.

The research ranges from individual machines to the holistic energy optimisation of the production environment. Both the efficient design of components and systems (machines, supply technologies) and the synergetic interaction of connected systems and control engineering issues are part of the research. For this purpose, appropriate simulation models are developed on various observation levels, which are used in energy-efficient machine development, machine control and in production and factory planning. However, digital tools are not only one of the team's core competencies in simulation: valuable energy data are the foundation of all analyses and a prerequisite for the following optimisation. Their systematic collection and analysis using machine learning and artificial intelligence methods are therefore important elements of the research activities.

Structure of the research group

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Strategies for a Climate Neutral Production
Fields of application: Strategy processes, Scenarios, Competencies, Technologies

  • Climate strategy developement
  • Technical requirements and environmental conditions
  • KPIs and carbon accounting methods
  • Scenarios for climate-neutral factories
  • Competences for climate-neutral production

Climate Neutral Production Infrastructure
Fields of application: Cooling, Heat, Compressed air, Air conditioning, Ventilation

  • Model-based planning
  • Technology benchmarking
  • Topology planning
  • Multimodal networks
  • Rule-based control strategies

Energy System Analysis and Optimization of Production Machines
Fields of application: Machining, Cleaning, Drying, Heat treatment

  • Industry-suited measuring concepts for increased transparency
  • Data-based energy system analysis
  • Energy efficiency and flexibility of production machines and processes
  • Efficient cross-sectional technologies and thermal cross-linking

Energy Management and Monitoring
Fields of application: Data acquisition and processing, Forecasting, Visualization

  • Intelligent meassuring point concepts
  • Real-time data aquisition & Streaming Analytics
  • Energy and load forecasting
  • Systemidentification

Energy Optimized Factory Operations
Fields of application: Production, TGA, Flexibility, Control strategies

  • Optimized operation strategies
  • Simulation and mathematical models
  • Status-quo survey and evaluation
  • Enabling production systems for optimized operation
  • Cost-benefit analysis

Cyber-Physical Systems in Climate Neutral Production
Fields of application: CPPS, Digital twin, Asset administration shell

  • Development of definitions, nomenclature and standards
  • CPPS Architecture
  • Data models for transparency and optimized factory operation
  • Programming schemes for automation, simulation & connectivity layer
Photo Name Contact
Head
Ghada Elserafi M. Sc. M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-742
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 202
Astrid Weyand M. Sc.
Head of Research Group | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-674
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 201
Assistance
Jan Hohlbein M. A.
Assistance ETA
+49 6151 8229-717
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 204
Staff
Fabian Borst M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-684
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 105
Bastian Dietrich M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-682
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 103
Michael Georg Frank M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-643
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 105
Daniel Fuhrländer-Völker M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-734
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 103
Benedikt Grosch M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-681
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 104
Borys Ioshchikhes M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-773
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 103
Tobias Koch M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-683
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 102
Thomas Kohne M. Sc. M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-647
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 202
Martin Lindner M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-680
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 102
Jonathan Magin M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-637
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 202
Heiko Ranzau M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-720
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) R105
Stefan Seyfried M. Sc. M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-678
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 203
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Sossenheimer M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-677
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 203
Arthur Stobert M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-711
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 201
Lukas Theisinger M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-741
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 203
Adrian von Hayn M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-721
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) R102
Andreas Wächter M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-744
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 104
Jonas Wendt M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-774
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 201
Jan Zangenberg M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-670
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 105
Robin Zink M. Sc.
ETA | Energy Technologies and Applications in Production
+49 6151 8229-638
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik) 203
Alumni
Dr.-Ing. Jessica Jürgensen (geb. Walther)
Former Research Associate
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik)
Dr.-Ing. Nina Raue (geb. Strobel)
Former Head of Research Group
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik)
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Weber
Former Research Associate
L6|03 (ETA-Fabrik)