Whoever would like to shape the future, needs energy. In addition, he must learn to connect the flows of nature with the power of technology in as efficient and sustainable a way as possible. In this country, research and industry make a valuable contribution towards the generation, storage and reduction of quantities of energy. With regard to hybrid power plants and solar energy, as well as in improvement of batteries and photovoltaics, Germany is at the forefront.
Without Materials science and engineering however, these areas would literally run out of juice.
Nowadays, fireproof materials and high-temperature sensors ensure the effectiveness of energy processes. Intermetallic phases, aluminium or titanium reduce the use of fuel used by vehicles and the CO2 emissions; composite materials guarantee that wind turbines can turn smoothly.