Current Research

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg has a wealth of successful international and national research projects. Some of the outstanding projects are presented here as examples. In addition, our scientists have their say on socially relevant topics.

Gasse in Baumstreifen

Millet, thyme and rock pears

Lusatian agriculture is being made fit for the future with new, old crops and an agroforestry-based circular economy.

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BTU know-how in space

With a unique experiment in weightlessness, the team of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Egbers wants to investigate the effects of global warming on air and ocean currents.


Artificial intelligence in use for emergency services

Starting signal for the AI Rescue project in the "Lausitz Health Model Region


Vortex in space – Cotutelle promotion on rotating discs

Gabrie Meletti from Brazil was the first graduate to complete a Cotutelle doctorate at BTU. Here he explains what his doctorate is about.

Stop shield

Protect high-risk groups with the utmost attention

Epidemiologists like Professor Dr. Jacob Spallek are currently expected to provide answers to questions that in fact can only be answered in a retrospective after scientific investigation....

Piggy bank

Finances while lockdown

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Kay Hempel knows whether there are parallels to the financial crisis of 2007-2009 in the economic impact caused by the lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.


Economy while lockdown

Due to the SARS-CoV 2 pandemic, the economy had to slow down to a minimum within a very short time. What this means and what effects this has, we discuss with Professor Dr. oec. habil. Jan...


Domestic violence while lockdown

Outgoing restrictions and social distancing are currently much discussed terms. What happens behind closed doors when people are forced to stay at home is less in focus. We talk with Prof. Dr. Sylvia...

BTU coordinates nationwide Research Network on the Structural Heritage of High Modernism

The German Research Foundation (DFG) is funding the interdisciplinary priority programme "Cultural Heritage Construction" proposed by the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg with a total of €12 million

Smallest Sensors decipher Maternal Care

For the first time, scientists are able to evaluate the social behaviour of bats in the wild without interruption

LKT Team Brandenburg is using the customised track-bike cockpit. The professional cyclists unleashed the new technology at the World Cup in autumn.

Even quicker with new handlebars

The BTU-Chair of Lightweight Design with structured Materials has developed and produced a customised track-bike cockpit for the LKT Team Brandenburg. The professional cyclists unleashed the new...

Pipeline flushes dirty water into the river

Research for clean Waters

The BTU and P.U.S. are developing an innovative plant for the efficient treatment of water containing iron hydroxide

Functionalised polymer fibres enable new applications in the transport sector (Photo: TREVIRA GmbH Guben)

BTU researchers develop high-performance plastics

There is a growing demand for ultra-light and high-strength plastics in the industry. Scientists at Campus Senftenberg are working on three projects to develop pioneering technologies

In a model, goods are loaded between truck and train.

More transportation of goods by rail

The BTU project Smart Cargo Station uses the benefits of passenger transport for goods transport

A human head goes over in numbers and formulas. Cognitive systems, like the brain, absorb, process and respond to information.

Teaching Machines to Think

The BTU Research Cluster for Cognitive Systems was formed in 2015. Eight professors from the fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and the Philosophy of Technology are...

Mikroskopaufnahme Hippocampus

The physiology of aging

Research on age-related tissue and organ functions for optimised treatments

Der Porschepavillion in Wolfsburg als Paradebeispiel für Schalenbauwerke aus Stahl

Efficient calculation of steel formwork structures

Determination of the load capacity of steel formwork structures under realistic consideration of welding

Innovative Production Methods

Accurate joining of two different materials and sheet thicknesses

Das moderne Theater für Veranstaltungen und Konzerte in Aleppo.

The Memory Bank

A digital map of Aleppo's ancient city centre is going to help to rebuild what was once one of the biggest trading hubs in the Middle East

Die Cottbuser Rohrströmungsanlage, "Cottbus Large Pipe Test Facility" kurz CoLa-Pipe, ist eines von vier deutschlandweiten Referenzexperimenten im neuen Schwerpunktprogramm.

Turbulence and Superstructures

BTU is part of a new priority program by the German Research Association DFG

Mit Hilfe der im Fachgebiet vorhandenen Software können die Forscher die Fabrik der M+R Filtermedien GmbH und den Produktionsprozess optimal planen und deren Abläufe simulieren.

Versatile Factories stay Competitive

A project in the Faculty for Factory Planning and Operation is developing strategies for the competitiveness of enterprises in the Lausitz region

Der Biotechnologie-Student Philipp Geppert untersucht Tumorgewebe unter dem Mikroskop im Labor in Senftenberg auf einen spezifischen Gen-Defekt

Identifying Diseases with greater Precision

Researchers led by Prof. Schierack are now able to analyze several genetic defects simultaneously

Coal-fired Power Stations Facing new Challenges

New research project studies the impact of flexibilization

Rapid and economic refurbishing technology in Road Construction

Resin fibre composites are part of an innovative technology for refurbishing concrete sump shafts

Blick auf das europäische Labor Columbus auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS

Safety at Europe's Research Center

BTU Researchers analyze Sensor Data in Real-Time

Lightweight Structured Materials

Innovative Solutions for the Complete Product Manufacture Chain

Biogas from Organic Waste and Biomass

A BMBF project to produce biogas from organic waste and biomass in Mexico through an innovative co-fermentation process

Innovation Center Modern Industry Brandenburg

Customised Solutions for Industry 4.0 in Practice


Interdisciplinary BMBF Joint Project NITROLIMIT


Innovative Method to Measure single Nanoparticles


Climate dynamics and use of land in the northern central European lowlands since the last ice age

Thermal Shock

A complex evaluation method of thermal shock sensitivity for refractory ceramics


Examining blood, serum and cell material from the brain and spinal cord in the laboratory

Thermisches Kraftwerk Lippendorf (Foto: Katrin Rößler, Vattenfall)


BMBF-Project Security Indicators for Critical Infrastructure Analysis (SICIA)

Elektroautos aus dem Projekt e-SolCar

SMART Capital Region

Use of renewable surpluses in Berlin and other urban centers in Brandenburg

Detecting Cyber Attacks on in Industrial Control Systems

Viable solutions for the detection and containment of Cyber attacks on industrial control systems

Regional Climate Change

Assessing uncertainties of future climate change such as extreme precipitation

Ladesäule auf dem BTU-Zentralcampus neben dem Besucherinformationszentrum

Green Energy

Cooperation of the University of Zielona Góra and the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in the field of 'Green Energy'