Latest News

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



Fair, Dortmund / 08.02.2023 – 10.02.2023

Electrical Engineering 2023

At the trade fair for the electrical industry, everything revolves around the topics of building technology, energy technology and industrial technology.

Our experts Dr. Benjamin Adrian and Marvin Jung will be on site at the Touchpoint Innovation Digital joint booth (5.B08) to provide information on »Smart EDGE Devices for Implementing Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance«.


InnoVisions-Article / 9.12.2022

Smart Use of Electricity in Beverage Production

Germans like to drink a lot, which is why the beverage industry is one of the biggest energy consumers. One of the biggest problems: rising energy prices. In the »DESPRIMA« project, researchers are working on adapting production to the electricity supply of the grids.


Kaiserslautern, Workshop / 22.11.2022

Trade and Optimization of Flexible Plants

To conclude the FlexEuro project, the research team from the »Financial Mathematics« department and the »Optimization« area is holding a workshop to examine the topic of »Flexibility« from various angles. Here, our colleague Dr. Christian Salzig will give a presentation entitled »1.1 Billion Bottles for the Energy Transition – How Industry Produces to Serve the Grid«.


InnoVisions Article / 22.9.2022

Better Networked With 5G

Regenerative power generation runs at full speed when the wind is strong or the sun is shining brightly. To better coordinate energy supply and demand, power plants and supply networks must be intelligently networked. 5G provides a basis for this. The online magazine InnoVisions reports on our project »5Gain«.


Press Release / 9.6.2022

Using Energy Efficiently With Math

The topic of energy is more present than ever before: Both industry and private households are facing new challenges.

Our Experts have been developing innovative methods and models for the energy sector for several years. From June 21 to 23, the researchers will present the most exciting energy projects at the leading trade fair E-world.


Blogpost Newsletter / 11.5.2022

Robust Through the Crisis With Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance

In times of delivery problems and rising energy prices, condition-based and predictive maintenance provides the basis for good planning. Our colleague Dr Benjamin Adrian reports in the german newsletter of the Economic Development Corporation (WFG).



Implement Predictive Maintenance Correctly

The »Predictive Analytics for Industry 4.0 Group« invites you to the first meetup event of the year. The topic of the online event is »Implementing Predictive Maintenance the Right Way: Best practices, tools and real-world examples«. Among other things, our expert Dr. Benjamin Adrian will give an insight into various ITWM projects on predictive maintenance systems.


Press Release / 23.3.2022

Ministerial Director hands over funding notification for ENERDIG

The efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important. The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate also wants to combat climate change and is therefore promoting our »ENERDIG« project. Ministerial Director Daniel Stich handed over the funding notification to Institute Director Anita Schöbel and Project Manager Dietmar Hietel. [Only available in German]


Article / 22.2.2022

Digitalized Machine Tools

[Only available in German]

How do I monitor and forecast the wear stock? Our »System Analysis, Prognosis and Control« department and Berger Holding GmbH are jointly developing a monitoring system that addresses precisely this question.


Technical Article konstruktionspraxis / 7.2.2022

Mobile Machines in Software Testing

Developing new product generations of commercial vehicles or construction machinery is complex. With Hardware-in-the-Loop, our researchers offer the possibility to reproduce machines in a software simulation with a digital twin and to test them virtually. The article is only available in German, but you can find out more on our website in English.


Digital Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 9.12.2021

KL-Regelungstechnik Seminar Series

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.

Dr. Svyatoslav Pavlichkov (TU Kaiserslautern, Mechatronics in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering (MEC)) will speak on the topic »Stability, Decentralized Control and Decentralized Adaptive Control of Infinite Networks«.


Press Release / 24.9.2021

Art Installation BRAINPALACE

[only available in German] 

Can neuroscientific research and art conceive new approaches to promote empathy and togetherness? The interdisciplinary artistic research project BRAINPALACE – BRAINPATTERNS investigates this big question. A possible answer is formulated by the light installation, which can be seen at the Fraunhofer ITWM in Kaiserslautern until September 28, 2021.