With excellence clusters on excellence course

The three excellence clusters of the TU Dresden within the framework of the excellence strategy. The two current excellence clusters will continue to be funded by the Free State Saxony and the TU Dresden.


Center for Tactile Internet – Prof. Frank Fitzek

In the future, our economic and private life is supposed to be operated and facilitated by the Internet of Things (IoT) and this is supposed to happen in real time.

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Complexity and Topology in Quantum Materials – Prof. Matthias Vojta

Novel materials with specially tailored functions are the basis of progress in virtually all areas of modern technology.


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Physics of life – Prof. Stephan Grill

Understand the structure and dynamics of living matter

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Center for Regenerative Therapies – Prof. Michael Brand

Regenerative biology investigates the renewal of cells and tissues. The cluster, DTRC, hopes to transfer these findings to clinical application.

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Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden – Prof. Gerhard Fettweis

Shifting the boundaries of what is feasible and thinkable.

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Selection of Dresden professors

Excellent professors

With their scientific achievements, the university professors are the figureheads of Dresden University of Technology.

For the TUDAG, they are the central contacts for joint success and new projects.

Prof. Stefan R. Bornstein

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bornstein

Prof. Dr. Stefan Bornstein is an internationally renowned endocrinologist whose research focuses on diabetes and the adrenal gland. He is the Director of the Medical Clinic, the Outpatients' Department III and the Center for Internal Medicine at the Dresden University Hospital. He is speaker of the specific research area/Transregio 205 "The Adrenal-Central Relay in Health and Disease" that conducts research on the adrenal gland and the Graduate College International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2251 "Immunological and Cellular Strategies in Metabolic Disease". He is the site speaker of the specific research area/Transregio 127 Xeno "Biology of xenogeneic cell, tissue and organ transplantation - from bench to beside". In November 2018, Professor Bornstein received the Federal Cross of Merit (1st class) for his scientific and social engagement and his extensive international appearances.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Roland Sauerbrey

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Roland Sauerbrey, Wissenschaftlicher Direktor des HZDR Wissenschaftlicher Direktor am Institut für Nachrichtentech­nik


Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng

Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng, Chair for Molecular Functional Materials

From basic chemistry to innovation: Research at the Chair for Molecular Functional Material focuses on graphenes, two dimensional nanomaterials, conjugated organic materials and high-carbon molecules and materials for the next generation of electronic devices and the storage, generation and transformation of electricity. The pioneering work for a scalable and environmentally friendly setting up of high-class graphenes led to the outsourcing of the firm Sixonia Tech which now delivers innovations from the laboratory to the real world.