Railway Research


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Niessner - This e-portfolio informes about the activities of the railway reseach group (Deutsche Seite).

Railway Research at Munich University of Applied Sciences

The railway reseach group is an initiative founded by Prof. Niessner to connect researchers in the field of railway engineering at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. The group develops new technologies for the railway industry with the target to deliver innovative and efficient solutions. In the area of teaching we try to bring railway engineering closer to the students in undergraduate and graduate level. If possible students will be involved in research projects. The group has an interdisciplinary approach with members from different engineering disciplines with long industrial working experience.


The 2. annual Railway Brake and Friction Conference will take place on 15th of November in Derby, UK. The Railway Research Group will present the latest requirements of brake pad certification according to UIC standards.

Innovation Challenge 2016 from Deutsche Bahn AG: With our innovative concept of using brake energy recuperation to produce H2 onboard and use H2 to run the diesel engine in a bicalent mode we have reached the 1. Place in the sector "Research and Universities".

University certificate of advanced studies: Together with the University's centre for continuing education the railway research group offers a university certificate for professionals in railway engineering. The content of the courses are lections in modern railway powertrains, brake technology, crash systems and vehicle dynamics including an introduction into MATLAB simulations. For more details please see the certificate's page (opens german page).

The Railway Research Group won the 1. prize in the DB Innovation Challenge 2016, picture taken at Innotrans 2016

For Students

Latest offers for Bachelor and Master projects can be found on the page Lehre (opens german page).

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