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Research Excellence
  1. Collaborative Research Centers (funded by DFG)
  2. Research-Units (funded by DFG)
  3. Graduate schools
  4. Clusters of Excellence (funded by DFG; completed)

Collaborative Research Centers

  • CRC 1410 "Hybrid Societies – Humans Interacting with Embodied Technologies"
    (Spokesperson: Prof. Jahn, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Chemnitz University of Technology)
  • CRC/Transregio 96 "Thermo-energetic design of machine tools"
    (Spokesperson: Prof. Brecher, RWTH Aachen University | Host university and applicant:TU Dresden | Participation: Prof. Putz, Prof. Drossel and Dr. Regel, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Benner, Prof. Herzog, Prof Stoll and Dr. Saak, Faculty of Mathematics, Chemnitz University of Technology; Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz als well as brach Dresden; Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Aachen)
  • CRC/Transregio 135 "Cardinal mechanisms of perception: Prediction, Valuation, Categorization"
    (Spokesperson: Prof. Gegenfurtner, Justus Liebig University Giessen | Participation: Prof. Einhäuser-Treyer, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chemnitz University of Technology; Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • CRC/Transregio 39 "Production Technologies for light metal and fiber reinforced composite based components with integrated Piezoceramic Sensors and Actuators"
  • CRC 692 "High-strength aluminium-based lightweight materials for safety components"


  • FOR5242 "Proximity-induced correlation effects in low dimensional systems"
    (Sokesperson: Prof. Tegenkamp)
  • FOR1809 "Light-Induced Dynamics in Molecular Aggregates"
    (Spokesperson: Prof. Brixner, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg; Participation: Prof. Deibel, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chemnitz University of Technology) (completed)
  • FOR 1713 "Sensorische Mikro- und Nanosysteme" (completed)
  • KFO 247 "Deep brain stimulation. Mechanisms of action, Cortex-Basal Ganglia-Physiology and Therapy Optimization." (participation, completed)
  • FOR 1497 "Organic-anorganic nanocomposites via twin polymerization" (completed)

Graduate schools

  • PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century" (Konrad Adenauer Foundation)
  • GRK 1780 "CrossWorlds: Connecting virtual and real social worlds" (funded by DFG; completed)

Clusters of Excellence