Doctoral Research Group
Technical Sciences

Product and Process Innovation, Business Information Systems, Resource Protection and Resource Management, Industrial Engineering: Our key interests are related to the current and future development of products and production processes. Research focuses on production systems, intelligent components, hardware-related intelligence, production-related information systems and networked production, but equally on planning and managing systems and production processes. Together with a multitude of national and international business partners, universities, and through EU-supported projects, we carry out target-oriented and interdisciplinary research and thereby develop a sound scientific foundation.

Areas of Research

In the Faculty of Business and Economics, subject areas from the fields of engineering, the natural sciences and technology can be studied. The main focuses of doctoral research activities conducted to date at the Institute of Product and Process Innovation (PPI) can be summarized as follows:

  • Intelligent systems
  • Production automation
  • Industrial production technologies
  • Control techniques and motive power engineering
  • Robotics, autonomous vehicles
  • Process technology and industrial metrology
  • Sensors and detector development
  • Hardware-related software development
  • Digital factory
  • Simulation and modeling
  • Control technology
  • Technical optics
  • Electronics
  • Micro and nanotechnology
  • New materials
  • Bio/medical technology

Other subject areas related to the Dr. rer. nat. can be studied in the Doctoral Research Group Technical Sciences.

Doctoral Degrees

Depending on the subject and method of the dissertation, the respective faculty confers the following doctoral degrees:

  • Doctorate in Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)
  • Doctorate in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

Members of the Doctoral Research Group