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Research at TU/e: driven by societal challenges in strong collaboration with industry
Established in the 1950’s, TU/e has always had strong values: optimism, collaboration and a dedication to society. These values helped Brainport Region Eindhoven flourish, and gave our university a prominent position in several rankings for collaboration with industry.
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.
Societal challenges on Health, Energy and Smart Mobility are the driving force for our research. Our research institutes, Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES), Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) and the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) combine the strengths of our university with industry needs and government strategy.
In the spotlight
This ‘Harry Potter’ light sensor achieves magically high efficiency of 200 per cent
Using green light and a double-layered cell, PhD researcher Riccardo Ollearo has come up with a photodiode that has sensitivity that many can only dream of.
Antarctic rover performs research in the snow
Student team POLAR has showcased its first vehicle for independent climate research in icy, inhospitable regions such as the North and South Poles.
A research adventure
These talented researchers are recipients of an ERC Starting Grant. This personal grant will allow them to shape their own research over the next five years.
Student team makes entire car life cycle CO₂-neutral
Students from TU/ecomotive have developed a zero emissions car that actually captures CO₂ from the air as it drives.
How the Eindhoven heat battery can make millions of homes gas-free
A heat battery based on salt and water is ready for its first real-world tests. Why could this be a 'game changer' in the energy transition?
Celebrating our researchers
At our first TU/e Research Day, Ruud van Sloun, Tom de Greef and Eva Demerouti received a TU/e Science Award.
Collaborating on a real life Barbapapa
Soft robotics is an incubator for new creative possibilities and interdisciplinary research.
The power of pioneers
Although Leo van IJzendoorn and Eva van Aalen are working on different types of biosensors, they have common visions on the future of biosensors.
The science behind a museum visit
Behind the scenes of a museum, you'll find a world of decay, fading colors, bended canvases and cracked paint. Tackling these problems involves a lot of science.
Our research institutes
Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems
The Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) is TU/e’s answer to the broad, multidisciplinary question that is the energy…
Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute
By bringing together photonics, electronics and quantum technology, EHCI drives exponential computing, communication and sensing…
Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute
EAISI connects researchers, companies and students, facilitating artificial intelligence research at TU/e to develop systems in harmony with…
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems
Molecules constitute the world around us—both natural and synthetic. Even we humans are teeming with molecules. Through understanding of…
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.
Center for Multiscale Electron Microscopy
CMEM offers state-of-the-art facilities for the study of innovative molecules, materials, and processes.
Center for Wireless Technology
The CWTe facilitates research on wireless systems and antennas, raising the Internet of Things to a higher level.
The Darcy Lab offers unique MRI facilities specially equipped for researching the properties of technological porous materials.
Equipment & Prototype Center
The Equipment & Prototype Center (EPC) makes custom experimental setups and prototypes for various fields of research.
Future Fuels Lab
In the Future Fuels Lab scientists are researching green fuels and cleaner combustion methods for engines.
High Capacity Optical Transmission Lab
The High Capacity Optical Transmission Lab facilitates research on innovative optical fibers and signal processing techniques to enable…
Institute for Complex Molecular Systems Laboratory
ICMS/Lab facilitates the development and characterization of innovative materials from a molecular perspective.
Laboratory for Cell & Tissue Engineering
The Laboratory for Cell & Tissue Engineering facilitates culturing of autologous tissues across the full spectrum of the research field.
The Microfab/Lab facilitates the development of new micromanufacturing technologies for use in life sciences applications.
The Multiscale Lab facilitates research on the micro-mechanical deformation and failure behavior of a broad class of (innovative) materials…
NanoAccess makes it possible to produce, process and analyze innovative materials with nanometer accuracy, without releasing the necessary…
The NanoLabTUe offers a unique combination of equipment for developing optical chips and other applications based on compound semiconductor…
With the facilities of the SolarLab, atomic layers can be applied to solar cells, in a quick, controlled manner, making solar cells even…
Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
The wind tunnel (WT) on campus of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) facilitates aerodynamic and boundary layer research on static…
Our research groups
Self-Organizing Soft Matter
We study self-assembly processes in (biological) soft matter and translate fundamental insights into rational design strategies for novel…
Stimuli-responsive Functional Materials & Devices
We develop polymers with new responsive functionalities and integrate them into devices, to meet industrial and societal challenges in the…
Soft Matter and Biological Physics
Enabling a sustainable, functional and resource-efficient next generation of materials by uncovering the physical mechanisms underlying the…
The Database (DB) group studies core engineering and foundational challenges in scalable and effective management of Big Data.
Technology, Innovation & Society
We research innovation and socio-technical transitions towards a more sustainable society.
Future Everyday aims at bridging the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life: how to deal with uncertainties that come…
Stochastic Operations Research
SOR is concerned with complex systems that operate under randomness and uncertainty, and aims to develop mathematical models and techniques…
Our mission is to develop innovative technological concepts and fabrication methods for microsystems for a wide range of applications. Our…
Systemic Change uses Design and Technology to study socio-technical systems at the level of a community, by designing technology-enabled…
Building Physics and Services
The BPS group conducts research that aims to lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive in and outdoor environment.