Research areas:

  • LED vehicle lighting, interior lighting, and street lighting
  • Light simulation methods
  • Design of plastic optics
  • Technical acoustics and sound design

Research areas

Current publicly-funded research projects

The CAD laboratory plays host to the development of mechatronic products using computer-aided processes both in research and teaching, with various engineering disciplines (mechanics, optics, electronics, software) generally coming together to contribute to the end product. Educational research projects, nationwide research projects, and tasks conducted as part of contract research are carried out in these areas.

Educational research

LED Light Contest (2015, 2016, 2017)

Practical learning is an essential part of the teaching concept at Nuremberg Tech. Our students develop professional skills through real development projects. For the LED Light Contest, students in the mechatronic bachelor’s degree programmes teamed up to develop a light as part of a project in the form of a “project paper”, which saw them marked not only on their design, but also their adherence to the fixed cost and deadline.  

Inventions and patents from research collaborations  

As Nuremberg Tech has been involved in industry-oriented applied research and development for many years, it is now a co-applicant in many national and international property right applications through Professor von Hoffmann’s working group, in which students and employees of Nuremberg Tech are named as inventors.



Laboratory management 

Prof. Alexander von Hoffmann

Laboratory Engineer

Michael Zimmermann (Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Student and research assistants

Christian Günl