About us

The Center for Mobile Machinery pools the expertise of RWTH Aachen University and the industry specifically for the field of construction and agricultural machinery. This way improves interdisciplinary collective research. Its integration into the Construction Cluster provides direct access to a comprehensive, in part newly established infrastructure, including dynamometers, driving simulators and test tracks. Regular workshops connect industry and science, define the strategic focus of the research activities and promote transfer of innovative key technologies to the enrolled businesses.

Participating professors



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg Jacobs

Spokesperson of the Center for Mobile Machinery, Director of the Heavy Duty Drives Cluster on RWTH Aachen Campus and head of the Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katharina Schmitz

Head of the Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems in conjunction with the corresponding chair at RWTH Aachen University.

Participating institutions

  • Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering
  • Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Systems
  • Institute of Automatic Control
  • Institute of Electrical Machines
  • Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
  • Cybernetics Lab IMA & IfU
  • Institute for Automotive Engineerimg
  • Research Institute for Industrial Management
  • Institute for Combustion Engines
  • Chair and Institute of Construction Business and Project Management
  • Institute for Man-Machine Interaction