Prof. Dr. Jörg Franke
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Prof. Dr. Jörg Franke

Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS)

  • Energy and climate research in the field of manufacturing and industry, including:
    • Coordinating the Green Factory Bavaria (GFB) research association
    • Publishing the ‘Energy Efficiency in Strategy of Sustainable Production’ series
    • Coordinating and publishing the research study ‘Study for technical and economical analysis of electricity production in micro power plants in series (StroMiS)’
    • Bavarian Research Foundation FOREnergy – Energy flexibility in production
    • Web-based centre of excellence for energy-efficiency and communication platform for networking research projects (GEM portal)
    • Development of an approach for authoritative and transferable assessment of energy-efficiency for automated production (E|benchmark)
  • Energy and climate research in the field of mobility and transport, including:
    • Coordinating the EFRE E|Connect Center for efficient signal and performance networking in mechatronic systems
    • Coordinating the Bavarian Technology Centre for Electric Drives (E|Drive Center)
    • Efficient processes for manufacturing inductive charging systems (E|Profil)
  • Energy and climate research for house and home, including:
    • Coordinating the Bavarian Technology Centre for the Home (E|Home Center)
    • Intelligent combination of heating systems for living spaces for comfortable heating compatible with the grid using renewable energy
    • Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic optimisation of small-scale wind turbines