Outstanding research opportunities are offered by the chairs, institutes and departments of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where scientists develop technological innovations as well as valuable methods and advances in knowledge. Interdisciplinary research facilities and affiliated institutes of TU Dortmund University also create an ideal environment for top-level research. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), for example, are involved in TU Dortmund's LogisticsCampus, a pioneering project in its field.
As part of the University Alliance Ruhr, "Materials Chain" is an outstanding profile focus of the joint research work of the partner universities TU Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering also demonstrates particular research strength through its contributions to the five internationally recognised profile areas of the TU Dortmund University.