Research and Innovation

Better, more efficient, more advanced technology for people. That has been the goal of researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich for more than 150 years.

Carl von Linde invented the forerunner of the refrigerator here. Our graduate Rudolf Diesel developed the diesel engine with fascination. Two of the many discoveries with which we have changed the world for people. We will continue to research more environmentally friendly technology in the future. In production and logistics, we will drive the fourth industrial revolution. Creating more individualized solutions for patients with additive manufacturing in medical technology.

Research Projects

Discover a selection of research projects of our department

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Doctoral Studies

You are thinking about a doctorate? You can find doctoral positions on the websites of the professorships. For further information and requirements, please check website of the Graduate Center of the TUM School of Engineering and Design. Information on doctoral studies

Career & Perspectives

The TUM School of Engineering and Design promotes young researchers and supports next steps in academic careers – from doctorate to professorship. more

Lifelong Learning

The TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning offers a wide range of education programs for executives & professionals, TUM employees and students. more


How can we shape our economy to be both more sustainable and more resilient, use resources in a smarter manner and preserve them for future generations?  This is the challenge addressed by the TUM Mission Network CirculaTUM. more about CirculaTUM

Software Releases

Within the research activities of the department, the scientific staff develops software that is made available to the public via open source. more later


The department's professorships offer a wide variety of opportunities for small or large companies to cooperate with TUM. The professorships benefit from the practical relevance, the economy from a highly innovative partner. more about cooperations