The research & teaching profiles of the Chair of Decarbonization and Transformation of Industry (DTI) focus on a multidimensional socio-technological-economic-ecological-political (STEEP) assessment of industrial production and processes of energy- and carbon-intensive industries. It builds a bridge between engineering, business management and social sciences as well as creates a basis for intersectoral communication and cooperation at the nexus of science, industry, politics and society to support the decarbonization and transformation of international energy- and carbon-intensive industries towards a low carbon, resource efficient, secure, circular and sustainable production. 

The Chair also represents the BTU in the Cluster Decarbonization in Industries (CDI). The CDI was founded in November 2021 jointly by the BTU and three other organizations namely the Competence Center on Climate Change Mitigation in Energy-Intensive Industries (KEI), the DLR Institute for Low CO2 Industrial Processes and the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructure and Geothermal Energy (IEG). The four initiators act as steering committee in the CDI to develop the network into a central contact point for all decarbonization stakeholders in Germany.