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TUC Transition Days

TUC Transition Days

Connecting all university stakeholders for more sustainability in research and teaching. Let's shape transition for this. A continuous path and the constant examination of whether the direction is still pointing towards the goal.

The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering wants to align itself with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals in cooperation with other faculties of the TU Chemnitz. This event serves the formation of will within the TU Chemnitz and the visibility into the region. It is technical in nature, but strives for a broad transdisciplinarity, as sustainability can only be achieved in an interdisciplinary way. Therefore, perspectives of non-technical scientists of the university and external experts are very welcome. The event is a two-day event. Day 1 is intended as an information and discussion forum for the entire university public and other regional stakeholders. Day 2 serves to develop an internal faculty strategy and is therefore reserved for members of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The public social program accompanies both days.

Details for the TUC Transition Days

Details for the TUC Transition Days:

Day 1: 23.11.2023, public

13:15 – 13:30 Introduction by the Vice-Rector for Research and University Development at Chemnitz University of Technology (Prof. Strobel)

13:30 – 13:45 Introduction to research related to sustainability (A. Hasse)

13:35 – 14:30 Keynote Transition Engineering (Prof. Susan Krumdieck, Heriot Watt University, UK)

14:30 – 16:30 Highlights on research related to sustainability within the faculties of Chemnitz University of Technology and exchange and discussion

14:30 – 14:40            Economics and Business Administration: Sustainability research (M. Arnold)

14:40 – 14:50            Mechanical Engineering: Composites for Sustainability (M. Klärner)

14:50 – 15:00            Behavioural and Social Sciences: Value Sensitive Designs (J. Halama)

15:00 – 15:10            Mechanical Engineering: Wood for Mechanical Engineering (C. Schubert)

15:10 – 15:20            Computer Science: Research related to sustainability (S. Heil)

15:20 – 15:30            Electrical Engineering and Information Technology: Research for Sustainability (F. Krujatz)

15:30 – 15:40            Mechanical Engineering: Innovation Network SUPRA (M. Rehm)

15:40 – 15:50            Mechanical Engineering: Transdisciplinarity (J. Reißmann)

Presentation: A. Hasse

17:00 – 18:15 Highlights on best practice and sustainability in teaching / education for sustainable development and exchange and discussion

  • PraxiSDG – Implementation of ESD at the TU Dresden (M. Gerner)
  • We:construct (R. Schwarz)
  • ESD and TRAFOSax (M. Arnold)
  • Digitization of teaching (D. Kowerko)

Presentation: M. Arnold

Ab 19:00         Get Together


Day 2: 24.11.2023, internal to the faculty of Mechanical Engineering

9:00 – 10:30   Presentation of sustainability-related work within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

  • Materials and Surface Engineering (T. Grund)
  • Technical Thermodynamics (D. Zipplies)
  • Solid Mechanics (H. Wulf)
  • Lightweight Structures / Polymer Technology (L. Kroll)
  • Micromanufacturing Technology (A. Schubert)
  • Production Systems and Processes (M. Rehm)
  • Machine Components and Product Design (L. Nettlenbusch)

10:45 – 12:00 Moderated discussion on Transition Engineering with Frau Prof. Susan Krumdieck; Workshop with Florian Ahrens, Heriot Watt University, UK

12:30 – 14:00 Strategy development for establishing sustainability in research and teaching at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering


For questions and requests regarding the event, please contact:


Jan Reißmann

Professorship for Machine Elements and Product Development

Tel: 0371-531 37467





Lisa-Marie Nettlenbusch

Professorship for Machine Elements and Product Development

Tel: 0371-531 36461