Agricultural Process Engineering
In this working area we are concerned with research in the field of investigation of performance characteristics for the evaluation and optimization of processes. Another filed of interest is the energy input and energy efficiency in agriculture.
Agro Mechatronics and Energy
Mechatronics is the cooperation of mechanics, electronics and computer sciences. In our area of work we concentrate on different application possibilities of mechatronics in the field of agriculture.
We are concerned with the analysis and design of work systems in the field of agriculture. Our focus is on gender specific, effective, efficient, safe and healthy work systems. These are researched and implemented via interdisciplinary research approach, including ecological, social and economic factors for agricultural work.
Bioenergy and Environmental Engineering
In our field of work we are concerned with sustainable production of raw materials and bio energy from agricultural biomass and its byproducts. In the course of the scientific activities, the complete process chain from cultivation of biomass to its harvest and storage up to its material and energetic uses are dealt with.
System Engineering and Technology Assessment
The major working area here is the quantitative Sustainability Assessment of agricultural machines, buildings, process steps, products and and production systems. Thereby we focus on the methodology called life-cycle assessment and its development.