ResearchThe Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is integrated into the system of research focus areas, collaborative research centres, and clusters of excellence at Kiel University, as well as external competence centres. Existing co-operations at the international level are continually being deepened and consistently expanded based on their research focus topics. In accordance with the founding mission of the Faculty of Engineering, moreover, work on research topics takes place in the context of industrial co-operations focused on scientific work.


Faculty focus areas

A faculty focus area, as defined by the university, is a "preferably interdisciplinary field of research that stands out within a faculty due to particular scientific achievement (publications, technology transfer, external grants, or the like) and whose research is nationally visible to a remarkable extent". The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering acts within the faculty focus areas of Information Engineering and Nanosystems Technology.


Collaborative research centres

One important priority in selecting research directions is interdisciplinarity, which can particularly be seen in the involvement of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering in the collaborative research centre „Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics“ (SFB 1261) founded in 2016 and continued in 2020.

In 2021 a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1461) on "Neuroelectronics: Biologically Inspired Information Processing" has been establihed. The Center is headed by a member of the institute. The aim of the CRC 1461 is to transfer knowledge on information pathways in nervous systems to technical information processing, for example to improve pattern and speech recognition or the energy efficiency of existing systems.


SFB 1261
CRC 1461
Clusters of excellence

Clusters of excellence are connections between departments and institutions at university locations in order to promote the scientifically necessary networking and cooperation. The Department of Electrical and Informationl Engineering is part of the cluster of excellence "The Future Ocean".


Competence centres

Competence centers bundle the knowledge and methods from different locations in order to advance research through interdisciplinary exchange. The Department of Electrical and Information Engineering is involved in three competence centres:

Bio-inspired Computation

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Jan Steinkühler

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Stephan Pachnicke
Computational Electromagnetics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Ludger Klinkenbusch
Digital Signal Processing and System Theory

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt
Information and Coding Theory

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Peter A. Höher
Integrated Systems and Photonics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Martina Gerken
Microwave Engineering

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Michael Höft

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Hermann Kohlstedt
Networked Electronic Systems

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Robert Rieger
Power Electronics

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Marco Liserre
Theoretical Electrical Engineering

  • color_key Prof. Dr. Jan Trieschmann