Student research groups

Many students at TUM are investing their varied talents and creative ideas into research projects – in groups like AkaModell, TUfast, Hummingbird and WARR. The projects range from building the fastest Hyperloop pods through getting concrete to float to developing and launching innovative gliders. These groups always welcome new recruits with a passion for research.

Students are building and welding a sailplane
Engineering, welding and flying with the oldest student research group.Image: AkaFlieg

Taking to the skies in self-built aircraft: AkaFlieg has been designing and building gliders since 1924. And when the results are air-worthy, students get to pilot their own aircraft. Akaflieg München e.V.

A student letting his model airplane fly at the mountains
Enjoying the perfect backdrop during a model test flightImage: Jens Feger / AkaModell

The art of model aircraft: The members of AkaModell design and build remote-controlled model aircraft. The best part is seeing the finished masterpiece take to the skies. AkaModell München

Students working on a concrete canoe.
Adding the finishing touches to a concrete canoe before launch.Image: Uli Benz

Concrete canoe: Students are building a functioning canoe from heavy concrete. The key is get­ting the shape right. Every two years, stu­dents take part in the German concrete canoe regatta.
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Students preparing the airship for launch.
Last-minute preparations for launching the airship.Image: Uli Benz

Intelligent airship: The long-term aim of daedalus project is to develop an “intelligent” navigation system for medium-sized airships using a sensor platform. Project deadalus

A student driving an electronic vehicle.
Quiet with zero emissions – the eCARus racing car.Image: eCARus

Mini e-car: Building and refining an electric vehicle – it’s a long journey from project management to road worthiness.
Project eCARus

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iGEM: A team from TUM competes every yearImage: Julia Mayer/iGEM München

For tackling everyday issues by synthetic biology, student groups compete annually at the international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, initated at MIT in Boston. iGEM Team Munich

The cubical-shaped satellit MOVE
Cubical-shaped satellite "First-MOVE" was launched in 2012.Image: LRT

On the way to space: Students construct cube-shaped satellites. "First-MOVE" was launched in 2012. Currently the group is working on the follow-up "MOVE-II". MOVE

The Tufast team with their three racing cars
The TUfast teams are developing, building and driving racing carsImage: Uli Benz / TUM

Student racing team: The teams that make up the TUfast project build new Formula Student racing cars every year. They take on teams from all over the world in Formula Student races. TUfast e.V.

Robot model car is driving on a miniature street obsticle course
This robot-controlled model car drives fully autonomousImage: Carolo-Cup 2013

Practical robotics: The TUM Phoenix Robotics group is dedicated to planning, developing and building robotic systems. One of their projects is a multifunctional robotic vehicle. TUM Phoenix Robotics

Group picture of WARR's Hyperloop team together with their latest pod.
TUM's team built the fastest Hyperloop pod for the 2018 competition.Image: Andreas Heddergott

Reaching for the stars: From the fastest Hyperloop pod to a space elevator – this scientific workgroup for rocket science and space travel focuses on practical space-related projects. WARR

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