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Mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring and pre­cis­ion engi­nee­ring have a long tra­di­tion in Ilmenau. The Faculty of Pre­cis­ion Mecha­nics and Optics was foun­ded in 1955, from which today’s Faculty of Mecha­ni­cal Engi­nee­ring emer­ged in 1990 and became one of the lar­gest facul­ties at the Ilmenau Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­logy. The Faculty of Mecha­ni­cal Engi­nee­ring is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by its pre­cis­ion engi­nee­ring-opti­cal-elec­tro­nic pro­file. The fol­lo­wing pro­file lines as inter­di­sci­pli­nary sub­ject areas of basic rese­arch are in focus at the TU Ilmenau:

Func­tional mate­ri­als & technologies:
This pro­file line is based on inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch work in the deve­lo­p­ment and appli­ca­tion of func­tional mate­ri­als and micro and nano­ma­te­ri­als, also through their tar­ge­ted struc­tu­ring. Using micro- and nano­in­te­gra­tion methods, their usa­bi­lity in the macro world, e.g. for appli­ca­ti­ons in sen­sor tech­no­logy, elec­tro­nics, energy tech­no­logy, com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­no­logy or in bio­sys­tem tech­no­logy. The pro­ces­ses of micro- and nano-inte­gra­tion include a wide range of bot­tom-up and top-down methods for manu­fac­tu­ring and struc­tu­ring, as well as com­pre­hen­sive analysis.

Intel­li­gent sen­sors and pre­cis­ion mea­su­re­ment technology:
This pro­file line encom­pas­ses the holi­stic rese­arch of nano­po­si­tio­ning and nano­me­tro­logy, nano­fa­bri­ca­tion, intel­li­gent pro­cess mea­su­re­ment tech­no­logy and image pro­ces­sing. Other areas are the rese­arch and appli­ca­tion of intel­li­gent sen­sors and sen­sor net­works in the auto­mo­tive sec­tor, in mecha­tro­nics and bio­me­cha­tro­nics, as well as in manu­fac­tu­ring tech­no­logy and fac­tory automation.

Com­plex sys­tems and data-inten­sive engineering:
This includes methods and tech­ni­ques for the holi­stic deve­lo­p­ment, pro­duc­tion and use of com­plex tech­ni­cal sys­tems, as well as the ana­ly­sis of their dis­tri­bu­tion and impact on busi­ness and society. Spe­ci­fic areas of appli­ca­tion at the TU Ilmenau are micro­sys­tem tech­no­logy, digi­tal media tech­no­logy, soft­ware and auto­ma­tion tech­no­logy as well as mobile com­mu­ni­ca­tion. This also includes data-inten­sive methods for index­ing and eva­lua­ting large amounts of data, for exam­ple in the field of mea­su­re­ment tech­no­logy, sen­sor tech­no­logy, medi­cal tech­no­logy, fluid mecha­nics and social media communication.