Faculty of Engineering Sciences
We generate knowledge to produce artifacts, and we develop artifacts to advance our knowledge.
In teaching, the new faculty has started with the interdisciplinary bachelor's and master's degree program in molecular biotechnology, the state examination program in pharmacy, the master'sPhD program Matter to Life as part of the Max Planck School of the same name, and the master's degree program in computer engineering. Currently, 791 students are enrolled in the subjects of the faculty (winter semester 21/22), 237 students have started their studies in these subjects in the academic year 2021.
The Faculty of Engineering Sciences confers doctoral degrees in any of
the following subject areas:
• Biosystems Engineering
• Computational Science and Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Matter to Life
• Medical Engineering
• Molecular Biotechnology
• Molecular Systems Science and Engineering
• Pharmaceutical Sciences
The research topics of the faculty are broad. Examples include biogenic packaging technologies for mRNA vaccines, artificial cells as transport systems in the body, and a new fiber-like battery technology that conducts electricity more efficiently and allows higher current levels. The interaction of molecular life sciences, biophysics and biochemistry as well as scientific computing, machine learning and novel hardware concepts results in engineering that promotes translation from the natural sciences into medicine and medical technology as well as transfer into industrial applications.