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Shortnews / 15.04.2024

Doktorand Jun Liu erhält Best Paper Award

With his paper »Prediction Error-based Model Predictive Control for Resource Allocation of 5G Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communication« our PhD student Jun Liu from the department »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control« received the Best Paper Award at the FICC conference in Berlin. Congratulations to him!


Kaiserslautern / University Information Event / 08.06.2024

Tag der Mathematik (Day of Mathematics)

As an institute, we will be represented with an information booth where we will present career opportunities and everyday working life at the Fraunhofer ITWM. Experts from the departments will also give four presentations under the motto »Mathematics in Thirty Minutes – A Quick Insight Into the Exciting World of Applied Mathematics at the Fraunhofer ITWM«.


Press Release / 05.03.2024

Digital Twin for All Process Steps in Battery Production

Optimizing batteries is one of the most important tasks for industry and science. The simulation of battery models has been part of our daily business for years.

The Ministry of Science and Health is now supporting a new project that models the entire manufacturing process.


Interview / 16.02.2024

»Don’t Let the Math Put You Off!«

Max Burr has been an intern in the »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control« department since January 1, 2024. The 24-year-old electrical engineering student will be with us at the institute until the end of March 2024. In this interview, he talks about his time, experiences and activities so far.


Fair / 21.02. – 22.02.2024

Maintenance 2024

Maintenance in Dortmund is the leading trade fair for industrial maintenance.

Our colleague Julia Burr and the deputy head of the department »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control«, Dr. Benjamin Adrian, will be there to present two exciting topics of the department.


Press Relese / 07.02.2024

Saving Energy With Artificial Intelligence

Our experts from three departments and divisions will be presenting their work at the leading trade fair E-world energy & water and demonstrating with innovative projects how mathematical models can contribute to the energy transition and the achievement of climate targets.


Kaiserslautern / Press Release / 02.11.2023

AI Controls Plants More Efficiently

On November 7 and 8, 2023, everything in the Stuttgart trade fair halls will revolve around industrial maintenance and smart maintenance of production facilities.

The Fraunhofer ITWM will present its software solutions in the Innovation Area in Hall 2A. The focus is on the integration of Artificial Intelligence methods in Edge Gateways.


Press Release / 05.10.2023

Digital Twin Optimizes Processes in the Combined Heat and Power Plant

Energy can be saved by optimizing the control of combined heat and power plants. In a project with RheinEnergie AG, our researchers are exploring this potential with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Annual Report 2021/22 Has Been Published

The highlight projects from our department in the current annual report can be downloaded here as a PDF:

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.

Ongoing Ph.D.

  • Model predictive control of differential-algebraic systems with application to electrical networks (Dimitri Morgenstern)

Recently Completed Ph.D.

  • Nonlinear switched DAEs: Analysis, control theory and application to energy networks (Ferdinand Küsters)
  • DAE-Modellierung und mathematische Stabilitätsanalyse von Energieversorgungsnetzen (Tjorben Groß)
  • Stability Preservation for Parametric Model Order Reduction by Matrix Interpolation (Andreas Barthlen)
  • Structure-Exploiting Coupled Symbolic-Numerical Model Reduction for Electrical Networks (Oliver Schmidt)

Scientific Assistants/Interns

We are always looking for student assistants and interns with good programming skills, especially in C/C++, Python, or Matlab. We offer a variety of practical activities in our projects. In addition, other large software packages (for example, dSpace, Labview) are often used, where the possibility exists. The remuneration is to be agreed upon.



The seminar »KL-Regelungstechnik« (Kaiserslautern – Control Theory and Control Engineering) is organized by our department as well as several research groups  of the TU Kaiserslautern:

  • Technomathematics (Dep. of Mathematics)
  • Mechatronics in Mechenical and Automotive Engineering (Dep. of Mechanical and Process Engineering)
  • Automation Control (Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Electromobility (Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

The seminar takes place at the ITWM every 1st Tuesday of a month (besides holidays and summer break). Aims are broadening of experiences and exchange of scientific views – also beyond the organizing groups.

Typical subjects of talks are:

  • ongoing or recently finished graduations and doctoral theses
  • current research and projects


More on the seminar series: to the KL-Regelungstechnik-Seminar

Webinar-Series: Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

In our webinar series »Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance« we inform you about current possibilities of intelligent digitalization in the operation and maintenance of plants.

The event usually takes place at regular intervals (apart from holiday shifts and summer break) (planned monthly). The goals are to broaden horizons and exchange ideas on smart digitization, also across the participating groups.


More about the Webinar-Series: Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance