RWTH: DFG funding for the RWTH

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is setting up eight new Priority Programs (SPP), two of them at RWTH Aachen University. For a total of eight new associations, selected from 29 submitted initiatives, around 53 million euros will be made available for an initial period of three years. There is also a 22 percent program fee for indirect costs.

At the RWTH, these funds can be used to carry out the priority programs “Grey box models for the qualification of coated tools for high-performance machining” and “A contribution to the realization of the energy transition: Optimization of thermochemical energy conversion processes for the flexible use of hydrogen-based renewable fuels through additive manufacturing processes”. The coordinator of “Greybox Models for Qualifying Coated Tools for High-Performance Machining” is Professor Kirsten Bobzin, Head of the Chair of Surface Technology in Mechanical Engineering. Coordinator of the priority program “A contribution to the realization of the energy transition:

Nine new research groups

In addition, the DFG is setting up nine new research groups, which will be funded with around 38 million euros for up to eight years. These include college research groups, specially tailored to work in the humanities and social sciences. The clinical research groups, in turn, combine practical work in the clinics with scientific work.

The research group “Structure-preserving numerical methods for volume and transition coupling of heterogeneous models” is coordinated by the RWTH. It is dedicated to the modeling and simulation of coupled systems to describe magnetized plasmas, complex fluids and electrochemical processes. The spokesperson for the group is Professor Manuel Torrilhon from the Chair of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Center for Computational Engineering Science (CCES).

The DFG is currently funding 174 research groups, 14 college research groups and 14 clinical research groups nationwide.

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