Research within the CDS
The research within the CDS is focused on the analysis, synthesis and control of complex dynamic systems in the fields of energy conversion, chemical production and biomedicine. Main objectives are: the development of new environmentally friendly chemical processes on the basis of residuals and renewable resources, the chemical conversion and storage of electrical energy from renweable resources in the frame of the energy revolution and the development of new pharmaceutically active compounds for biomedical applications.
Mathematical models are the key to reach these goals. They are used for example for computer aided simulation and optimization. This allows to explore in silico different hypotheses and scenarios and thereby reduce the experimental effort. Besides physical, chemical or biological models from first principles, data driven models from machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming more and more important. Furthermore, new theoretical methods for model based mathematical optimization, optimal experimental desing and control are developed within the CDS. These approaches are fexible and can be applied to many different questions from the different application areas. They comprise the theoretical backbone of the CDS and are therefore termed as key technologies.