Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Schmitz
The Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) of RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest institutions of its kind involved in the research of all aspects of fluid power. Apart from mechanical engineering, the research comprises other topics, such as information technology, servo-control engineering, electrical engineering, tribology and chemistry.
Changes in the general social-political conditions characterise the requirements and developments of fluid power for the future. Greater environmental awareness, as well as new technologies like mechatronic systems, condition monitoring, surface coating techniques or modern information technologies lead to solutions that reveal new perspectives and fields of application for fluid power systems.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
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