Research at TU/e: driven by societal challenges in strong collaboration with industry
Established in the 1950’s, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and resulted in our university being ranked number 1 by Times Higher Education Ranking for collaboration with industry. 15% of our scientific publications are created in collaboration with industry, and we have the highest number of part-time professors from industry in the Netherlands.
Our publications have high citation scores, consortia we are part of have won prestigious grants and our researchers receive scientific accolades on a regular basis. This distinguishing excellence is based on our three-pillar strategy: attracting talent, using a multidisciplinary approach and providing a stimulating research environment.
Society’s challenges are the driving force for our research:the strategic areas of Health, Energy and Smart Mobility. Our research centers and our institutes, TU/e High Tech Systems Center, TU/e Data Science Center, the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems and the Institute for Photonic Integration combine the strengths of our university with industry needs and government strategy. TU/e researchers play an important role in new products and companies in the Brainport area and all over the world.
Our Research Areas
At TU/e, research groups of different disciplines work together to make an impact on scientific and societal issues, often in close collaboration with industry. Our multidisciplinair approach is focussed on different research areas.
Complex Molecular SystemsCreating future technologies by mastering complexity Molecules constitute the world around us—both...
Engineering HealthAchieving impact The Strategic Area Health covers many different areas; from cancer research to...
Integrated PhotonicsShaping our future with the power of light Photonics – the generation, processing and detection of...
Smart MobilityDriven by Technology The Strategic Area Smart Mobility recognizes that being mobile is a biological...
High Tech Systems
Fundamental research and proven practices in the synthesis and design of technically advanced systems for today’s exponential increase of complexity in systems, data and networks calls for multidisciplinary.
Data science, is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific processes and systems to create value based on extracting knowledge and insights from available data.
The energy strategic area envisions a sustainable world that can produce enough energy for its consumption, unimpeded by scarce resources and without any impact on the climate. Our research will help pave the way for this challenging transition.
Humans and Technology
The research Center for Humans & Technology (Center H&T) at TU/e focusses on the relationship between people and technology, and how one transforms the other.
works on higher yield for silicon solar cells (€250.000)
to make self-learning automatic systems more efficient and transparent through 'deep learning' (€7 million)
for research on catalysis at mesoscale (€250,000)
to increase the current maximum data capacity of optical fiber, that will soon become insufficient (€1,5 million)
to develop new algorithmic methods to make discrete decisions in a continuous way (€1,5 million)
works on a new class of organic molecules that can form the basis of a flow battery (€250.000)
to work on ultrasound scanners for improved diagnosis of cardiovascular symptoms (€2 million)
to develop a general theory of glass (€600,000)
for the removal of medicinal residues from water (€600,000)
for a better availability of rare drugs (€250.000)
to develop new materials like fat-free mayonaise or new types of paint (€250,000)
for ultra-small optical and electronic circuits of just 1 nanometer thick (€600,000)
Japanese award for principles of supramolecular chemistry
to work towards self-sufficient materials with surfaces that vibrate by light (€250.000)
Our Research Labs
We have state-of-the-art research labs and facilities at our disposal to conduct groundbreaking research, attract outstanding scientific talent, and train new generations of engineers.