Research Projects at MSE

In addition to the research centers, scientists of various disciplines work together in different research projects. They collaborate on the initiative TUM.Energy to examine key issues relating to energy supply and energy use.

Research projects at MSE aim to pursue broad objectives:

  • Research and development of flexible power plants
  • Advance development of organic photovoltaics
  • Development of energy efficient and smart cities
  • Control of renewable energy systems
  • Optimization of energy storage and grid stability
  • Research on geothermal energy

Different major research projects and junior research groups are engaged in investigating these topics. Young researchers in doctoral programs also support the work of MSE with a doctorate.

Research Projects

The research projects run for fixed periods and address issues within the MSE spectrum of topics. They are organized on a cross-functional basis.

Energy Valley Bavaria

Energy Valley Bavaria develops research approaches on flexible power plants, renewable energies and intelligent energy supply within its two subprojects and three Junior Research Groups.


Research into decentralized energy storage in the EEBatt Project aims to achieve efficient use of renewable energies and guarantee grid stability­­­­­­­­.

Geothermal Alliance Bavaria

The aim to decarbonise the electricity and heat sectors is one of the central challenges to fulfill the CO2-targets. Deep Geothermal energy can be used to make an important contribution. The high technical complexity of geothermal projects and the difficulties to predict subsoil, require an interdisciplinary accompanying research. In this cooperation project, the Geothermal research of the TUM, the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nuremberg (FAU) as well as the University of Bayreuth is bundled and developed. The newly funded master’s course GeoThermie/GeoEnergie successfully trains new generation with appropriate knowledge.


The ICER cooperation project between TUM and NTU Singapore shall form the fundament for a research platform that can meet the challenges of changing the power supply towards a sustainable 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.