Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Kategorie: ‘Veranstaltungen’

RWTH Aachen MATLAB Day 2024

May 17th, 2024 | by
Inside of a robot hand opening upwards underneath round institute logos arranged in a spiral.

© MathWorks

It’s MATLAB DAY 2024 at RWTH Aachen University! All students, teachers and researchers in the city are cordially invited!

Register here and get to know exciting topics and application areas. The lectures will be followed by a MATLAB Master Class on model-based development and virtual commissioning in plant and mechanical engineering. Participants will receive a certificate.

Coffee, snacks and goodies will be available in the Ford Hall.

Program items in the event schedule© MathWorks

Excellent researchers on an interdisciplinary stage: lecture by Professor Monti

April 12th, 2024 | by
Portrait von Professor Monti

© Peter Winandy

On 17 April, Professor Antonello Monti of RWTH Aachen University will speak at the scientific meeting of the engineering and economics class of the “Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste” about the development goals of his discipline in terms of solving major societal challenges.

Against the background of the international situation, the energy transition process is more important than ever.The necessary technological transformation of the energy system must be approached from two angles: On the one hand, a new major player in energy supply has emerged: renewable energy. On the other hand, there are new consumers such as electromobility and heat pumps. Digitalisation is proving to be a key enabler in this process. You could even say that digitalisation is not an option, but a necessity. The power system is consequently becoming a large, programmable cyber physical infrastructure with a high level of complexity. In his presentation “The Digitalisation of the Energy Systems: from the electrons to the cloud”, Professor Monti addresses this complexity by analysing the solutions currently being developed for the different levels of the infrastructure.

” Rethinking the whole architecture means reconsider the basic principles of operation of the new power system but also the corresponding IT systems”,
announced Professor Monti, Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS).

So what does it mean to run a digital grid? And will we be able to build a digital grid that is as reliable as the current infrastructure?

The solutions he proposes in his presentation are the result of concrete experience from large European research projects. Professor Monti leads a research group with about 50 full time scientists working intensively on the the border between energy and information and communication technologies. He is responsible for coordinating some of the most relevant European projects in this field, such as OneNet, TwinEU und int:net. His research work has received several awards, including the prestigious “IEEE Field Medal Award for Innovation in Public Infrastructure” and the “NRW Innovation Award”.

In another presentation – “Sustainable metals: contributions from basic research” – Professor Dierk Raabe from the Max Planck Institute for Sustainable Materials will address the question of whether we can succeed in decarbonising a key industry with “green steel”.

Further information on the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste can be found on the organisation’s homepage.

Review of the RWTH Science Night “5 to 12”

December 1st, 2023 | by
A child's hand touches a plasma ball and makes it glow, while a second hand is about to touch the ball.

Plasma sphere with characteristic glow due to impulse stimulation © Katharina Uhlig

A look behind the scenes at the university for the 19th time: Visitors of all ages experienced the world of research from an impressive close-up.

On November 10, 2023, RWTH Aachen University opened the doors of its lecture hall center C.A.R.L. from 7 p.m. to midnight to encourage guests of all ages to get involved in the spirit of science, live out their curiosity and be inspired. What began as a modest idea over 19 years ago has developed into a mega-event that not only attracts thousands of guests, but also delights the participating and presenting university members in equal measure.

“It started out unspectacularly with around 500 visitors,” recalls project manager Thomas von Salzen from the Department of Press and Communication at RWTH Aachen University.

The idea of presenting science at an unusual time, entertaining and free of charge for all who are interested, preceded the event. The concept has since been successfully developed so that it now offers an extensive program in which researchers from numerous disciplines passionately participate. True to the motto “from the labs to the people”, the Science Night represents a unique platform that enables the direct transfer of knowledge in a social and cultural context. The focus is on the joy of experiencing research and progress together and in this way makes a valuable contribution to strengthening the links between science and society.

A boy of primary school age operates the switch of a self-made circuit in which a small light bulb lights up

Children put together circuits themselves and thus recreate various experiments © Katharina Uhlig

The annual event is also a special highlight for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Faculty members shared their own enthusiasm for their department with the youngest guests at the Science Night. Numerous children settled down at their station with the construction kits and playfully put together electric circuits or explored the question of magnetism in the case of a rally. Also impressive was a plasma ball on display, which invited visitors to explore this fascinating phenomenon.

” Supporting the children in this was my personal highlight. Between all the light effects, the children’s eyes shone the brightest,” concludes Katharina Uhlig from the team of public relations of the deanery.

This year’s Science Night program was particularly focused on the topics of energy, artificial intelligence and mathematics. In addition, various fields of research were presented in their usual manner: impressive and comprehensible in the form of lectures, breathtaking experiments and eye-catching exhibits. In total, the program included around 30 lectures and 60 exhibits from research and teaching.

Children sit at a table equipped with electronic construction kits and are guided by adults. In the background, other people are on the move in the event room.

Station of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, equipped with electronics construction kits © Katharina Uhlig

Young and older guests experienced special moments on the journey of discovery through “The fascinating world of science and technology”, which extended through Eric Siemes’ “Colorful experiment show”.

The show “Making music with light – experiencing music-synchronized laser shows” by the Chair of Optical Systems Technology and MHL²-Laser&Lights also left a lasting impression. Here, laser light images “danced” amazingly synchronized to the music through the room; while the guests in the immediate vicinity “literally had their hair standing on end”. There they took part in an interactive high-voltage show by the physics department.

The traditional physics fair also once again showcased all kinds of physical phenomena and invited visitors to try out many experiments for themselves.

Finally, the annual RWTH Science Slam in the main lecture hall of the Audimax was once again attended by numerous guests: Several science slammers competed against each other in an entertaining “contest of knowledge”.

Further information on the program, as well as impressions and experiences of both the organizers  – Department of Press and Communication, Division 3.2 – and the participants can be accessed via the links.

IntSpire – the Prize for Internationalization

September 15th, 2023 | by
Three people in triumphant pose, holding the awards on the stage.

Award ceremony IntSpire 2022 © Heike Lachmann

Creativity, diversity and internationality are the building blocks of excellent solutions to the global challenges of our time.

In order to make visible and honor people and institutions within RWTH Aachen University who make an exceptional contribution to the internationalization of the university, the “IntSpire” prize was established in 2020 by the International Office and the Prorector for International Affairs and has since been awarded annually in a festive setting and with prize money of 500 euros.

Internationalization permeates all levels of our university and changes them in a far-reaching and sustainable way. It opens up the boundaries of our own horizons and is crucial for education, teaching, research and the future of our society.
In order to promote and advance the diverse facets of living internationalization at RWTH, many individuals and institutions are committed beyond the normal scope.

Against this backdrop, the IntSpire team is calling for suggestions for honors from among RWTH members. These can be individuals such as employees and students, but also organizations, facilities and institutes that are particularly committed to the internationalization of RWTH. During the proposal phase from September 1 to October 15, a proposal form can be filled out and submitted by e-mail. A jury consisting of representatives of the university management, the professorate, the International Office, the Staff Council for Technology and Administration, the Staff Council for Scientific Employees and the students of RWTH Aachen University will select an award-winning person or institution from the proposals received and substantiated in writing.

For more information and the proposal form, please visit the official RWTH page.

Writing Workshop E-Technology Winter Semester 2023/24

September 14th, 2023 | by
Hands on a Laptop

© Martin Braun

You are studying a bachelor or master subject at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology? The study or final thesis is now imminent? Then get the support of the Language Center and benefit twice!

The semester course in presence strengthens the subject-specific writing and text competence with customized writing advice. Practical workshops based on text examples from electrical engineering and information technology provide know-how on text structure, language, style and citation. The online expert feedback in the writing consultation helps to individually apply what has been learned in the course to the current project or thesis. Voluntary participation in an introductory course on technical subject research at the University Library is also offered as part of the course.

After successful participation, the Language Center awards a certificate and 3 CP, which are creditable according to the respective examination regulations.

International students must prove a German language level of at least C1.2 as a prerequisite for participation in the course.
Registration takes place via the user account at the Language Center.

Registration deadline: September 29 – October 10, 2023

Group 1
Group 2
Wed, 08.11.2023
Wed, 22.11.2023
Wed, 06.12.2023
Wed, 10.01.2024
each from 09.00 to 12.00 hrs
Wed, 15.11.2023
Wed, 29.11.2023
Wed, 13.12.2023
Wed, 17.01.2024
each from 09.00 to 12.00 hrs

Contact for queries:

MedIT looks back on 20 years of history

July 7th, 2023 | by

Happy Birthday!

Since the founding of the Chair of Medical Information Technology (formerly the Philips Chair of Medical Information Technology) on 01.08.2003, a lot has happened: new research areas have been opened up, international collaborations have been established, a branch office has been opened and many young PhD students have graduated here.

MedIT is grateful and proud of this development and would like to share it with old and new colleagues, partners and friends.

To mark this occasion, an anniversary celebration will take place in September 2023, which will also include a symposium in which MedIT would like to discuss the past and future of the chair as well as medical technology in Aachen and the world.

Further information on the lecture programme: Das MedIT feiert sein 20-jähriges Bestehen ( (only in german)

Climate protection through electrical engineering – Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer’s lecture at the Children’s University

June 16th, 2023 | by
Kinder im Hörsaal

Kinder im Hörsaal. ©RWTH Aachen University

Whether drought, floods or forest fires – the consequences of global warming are dramatic for nature and people. The countries of the global south are being hit particularly hard, but the effects are also being felt here. We experienced this at the latest with the devastating floods in July 2021. That is why we urgently need to address the issue of climate change. 

This is also what Dirk Uwe Sauer, Professor of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Technology at RWTH Aachen University, is doing. He has been researching new energy systems for over 30 years and advises politicians on the energy transition.

„We see in all places that climate change is happening – with many negative consequences. And we urgently need a radical change in the way we have supplied ourselves with energy so far.“

This does not only affect us adults, but especially the children and young people of today. They will have to live with the limitations that climate change will bring. “I don’t think we should underestimate what children know and what they are capable of,” says Professor Sauer.

It is not too late to make a difference

In his lecture, the physicist not only explained the dangers of climate change, but also made the necessary changes understandable. He used various materials such as videos, slides and interactive presentations to show the physical basics and the possibilities through timely action: “I also want to spread optimism and show that things can also get better than they currently are. Because if we still grab the wheel in time, then we still have the possibility to avoid worse things.” For this to happen, however, society must overcome its fear of new technologies. The professor said that there is too much talk about the risks instead of seeing the opportunities. “And we simply can’t afford that now either.” A ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court in 2021 has obliged politicians, and thus the population, to act more quickly. The slower progress is made, the more the living conditions of the next generations are restricted. That is why the previous federal government tightened the climate protection targets and the Climate Protection Act. “We have the opportunity to achieve these goals. We have the necessary technologies to supply all eight billion people in the world properly with renewable energy,” Sauer said.

Climate change is an important issue that concerns us all. But what does it actually mean and how can we work against it? Professor Sauer explained this to the children in his lecture at the Children’s University on 16 June 2023. He showed them how the earth is warming up and what consequences this has for nature and people. He also presented solutions on how we can protect the climate with renewable energies and new technologies. For example, with solar cells that generate electricity from sunlight, or with electric cars that emit no exhaust gases. Professor Sauer showed the children not only the problems of climate change, but also the opportunities that arise from it. He showed them that we can not only influence the climate with our energy supply, but also promote biodiversity.

„I would like to show the children that, for example, large photovoltaic systems on open fields not only generate electricity, but also create space for extensive agriculture, for insects that can live and flourish in these areas again.“

Climate change is a major challenge that we can only overcome together. For this, we need an awareness of the connections between energy and the environment that starts with children. Another goal of the Children’s University event was to get the children excited about scientific topics. “Physics has the great advantage that it can illustrate things very vividly and also show connections,” said Sauer. Using simple means, Professor Sauer showed where research starts and what possibilities can arise through technical progress.

Source: Aachener Zeitung, 16 June 2023

Electrical Engineering Writing Workshop Winter Semester 2022/23

September 30th, 2022 | by
Lernender Student aus der Vogelperspektive

© Martin Braun

Course offer

October 20, 2022 to January 26, 2023

Also this semester the “Writing Workshop Electrical Engineering” is offered for the students of Faculty Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The offer is the result of the collaboration of the Writing Center at the Language Center, the Student Advice Centre and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University.

Students have the opportunity to register for one of the two courses offered and thus improve their skills in writing a term paper or final thesis. Necessary knowledge and writing strategies will be taught in a practical way. In addition, students can take advantage of an individual online writing consultation.

The course offer is aimed at all Bachelor and Master students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology who are writing a term paper or final thesis.


Group 1
Group 2
Thu, 20.10.2022
Thu, 10.11.2022
Thu, 24.11.2022
Thu, 08.12.2022
Thu, 17.11.2022
Thu, 01.12.2022
Thu, 12.01.2023
Thu, 26.01.2023



Registration deadline: September 30 to October 10, 2022

Registration takes place via the user account at RWTH Writing Center.

Upon successful participation, students will receive a certificate and 3 CP, which are creditable for the core elective section. International students have to prove a German language skills of at least C1.2 as a participation requirement.

Contact for inquiries:

SAVE THE DATE: TDEI on November 18, 2022

September 23rd, 2022 | by

Abbildung eines Kalenderblattes 18. November 2022For more than 50 years, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University has stood for the excellent training of highly qualified and responsible engineers. This is regularly reflected in top places in national and international rankings. Last but not least, the constructive business partnerships that enable our students to gain an insight into and work on interesting projects and theses are responsible for this success.

We would like to present this success on the 23rd Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, which will take place on November 18, 2022, and bring companies, students, faculty members and graduates together. We are pleased to be able to invite our graduates to the Day of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology again this year and to be able to say goodbye in a festive setting.

For the latest information on TDEI 2022, please visit our TDEI page.

Support in Choosing a Degree Programme: Online Workshop of the Student Advice Centre

September 8th, 2022 | by
Laptop, Notizbuch und Kaffee

© Stefan Hense

The Student Advice Centre of RWTH is offering workshop dates in the next few months to support pupils and prospective students in choosing the right degree programme. In small groups, relevant topics are worked on interactively, such as decision-making processes, exploration of interests and self-examination, as well as decision-making aids for the choice of degree programme.

Workshop dates:
Fri, September 9, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Wed, October 5, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Thu, November 10, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Thu, December 8, 2022, 10am to 4pm
Fri, January 20, 2023, 10am to 4pm

In the workshops, participants will be given tools that can support them in their own study orientation. Participation is particularly useful if it is voluntary and there is a willingness to work out one’s own study decision. Please note that the workshop will be held in German.

Participation is free of charge. All information on registration and further details can be found on the workshop page of the Student Advice Centre.