Research Structure of the Cluster



The research activities of TMFB are organized in two major "Integrated Research Fields" (IRF): IRF-A "From Biomass to Biofuels" and IRF-B "From Biofuels to Propulsion". These research fields are linked by the "Core Interaction Field" (CIF) "Fuel Design". The major goal is to describe a "Fuel Design Process" with which a tailor-made fuel with any desired properties can be developed from biomass. Therefore, the direct link and interaction between the fuel production (addressed in IRF-A) and the fuel combustion (addressed in IRF-B) through the CIF "Fuel Design" is crucial as well as unique worldwide.

The research is complemented by the "Supplementary Cluster Activities" (SCA). They aim to enhance efficient networking between the cluster’s scientific processes and foster interdisciplinary collaboration

Research Fields:

IRF-A: From Biomass to Biofuels

Koordinator des IRF-A
Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Walter Leitner
Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC)
Tel.: +49 241 80-26480
Email: leitneritmc.rwth-aachende

IRF-B: From Biofuels to Propulsion

Koordinator des IRF-B
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch
Institute for Technical Combustion (ITV)
Tel.: +49 241 80-94608
Email: h.pitschitv.rwth-aachende

CIF: Fuel Design

Koordinator des CIF
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Pischinger
Institute for Combustion Engines (VKA)
Tel.: +49 241 80-96201
Email: pischingervka.rwth-aachende