In our research we focus consistently on fundamental research and applied topics relevant to industry and technology. Our partnerships in industry are a catalyst for our research which is also evident from our rating in the current funding rankings of the German Research Foundation. In 2018 we managed to receive around 86.4 million euros in research funding for engineering projects, achieving second place overall in the current DFG Funding Atlas in the engineering sciences category, although when successful DFG applications per professor are taken into account, we rank first in Germany. This means that we are one of Germany’s leading research institutes and have an important role in national research.