Research at the MSE Research Centers

Scientists of various disciplines work together within the MSE Research Centers. They collaborate to examine key issues relating to energy supply and energy use.

Research at the MSE aims to pursue broad objectives:

  • Develop the use of renewable energies
  • Advance development of electromobility
  • Increase energy efficiency in the supply and transport of energy
  • Establish methods for achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in the construction industry
  • Research on energy concepts to integrate renewable energies

Five research centers and a number of overall research projects are engaged in investigating these topics. Young researchers in doctoral programs also support the work of MSE with a doctorate.

Research Centers

Each of the five MSE research centers is dedicated to a specific topic, and research carried out on an interdisciplinary basis.


The Network TUM.PtX is committed to enable the shift towards a hydrogen-based energy system.

Renewable Energy

The Network for Renewable Energy (NRG) carries out basic research into new materials and technologies in order to make better use of renewable energies.


The Science Center for Electromobility (WZE) views electromobility as a system: from vehicle production through to mobility concepts.

Sustainable Building

Besides energy efficiency in buildings, the Center for Sustainable Building (ZNB) also carries out research into planning sustainable cities, including matters of traffic, energy and population.


From researching the material to operation in the vehicle: in the four faculties of chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, more than 100 scientists are working together to promote the production of batteries based on various technologies.

Combined Smart Energy Systems

The Center for Combined Smart Energy Systems (CoSES) bundles the expertise of TUM for research on energy systems to develop viable concepts for the integration of a large proportion of renewable and distributed energy sources into the existing energy system.


MSE offers opportunities for doctorates, in particular on interdisciplinary topics in the field of energy research­­­­. Graduates of universities for applied sciences have the opportunity to take up a doctorate within the TUM Applied Technology Forum.