Research at the Thermal Science Lab is guided by this guiding principle and therefore encompasses a wide range of the size scales considered, starting with single molecules and extending to overall energy and process plants. There are two research groups at the Laboratory: Thermal Energy Systems and Molecular Thermodynamics.
Behavior of refrigerants and oil interactions
Battery and fuel cell system technology for cars, trucks and aircraft
Hydrogen storage and hydrogen refueling systems
Intelligent, error-detecting and energy-optimized operating strategies and control technology for thermal systems
Within the framework of the research work at the IfT, there are cooperations and collaborations with universities in Germany and abroad, as well as with various industrial partners and globally active organizations.
In individual cases, the scientific exchange also enables students to participate in research projects abroad. Within the framework of industrial cooperation, internships as well as student research projects and diploma theses can be arranged in companies.