Virtual insights during forging - Using metal forming to improve the microstructure of materials for turbines

In order to provide help for the forging operator the IBF is working on very fast forging simulation models. With these models it is possible to simulate the current pass much faster than in real time. This method has been tested on industrial scale forging presses. more

Cast iron for wind energy

The Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, headed by JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Christoph Broeckmann, work (among other subjects) on the challenge to adjust cast iron perfectly to the use for wind turbins.

Micro- and Nanostructural Analysis of discharged Silicon-Electrodes for Si-Air batteries

Si-Air batteries are currently an interesting perspective for the development of next generation batteries. Unfortunately, nowadays realized prototypes do not reach the theoretical capacity. The group Applied Interface Electrochemistry led by JARA-ENERGY member Juniorprofessor Dr. Florian Hausen is investigating the evolution of the surface structure in order to gain a better understanding of the...


As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2014 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.