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Welcome to the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics!

The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (LTT), founded in 1989, is one of ten chairs of the Department of Chemical and Bioengineering (CBI) at the Technical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. The LTT currently employs about 40 people, more than 35 of whom have completed their academic education. In addition to basic lectures on technical thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer in various courses of study at the CBI and Mechanical Engineering, the LTT also offers a wide range of advanced courses in the fields of energy technology, combustion and measurement methods.

The research at LTT Erlangen covers a broad spectrum, starting with basic investigations e.g. on transport processes, particle formation and combustion processes up to the improvement of technical procedures e.g. in heat engineering or motor combustion. A major methodological focus of the LTT is the development and application of optical, mostly laser-based measurement methods. In all research areas there are close cooperations with national and international partners from science and industry. The LTT is involved in institutions of the Excellence Initiative, namely the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced OpticalTechnologies (SAOT) and the Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials (EAM).