Welcome at the Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI)


At the Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), experts in power electronics, electrical machines, drive control, and energy storage systems conduct research. With about 70 employees, interdisciplinary cooperation of these neighboring research areas takes place in order to improve the increasing requirements in terms of power density, functionality, and energy efficiency and to create innovations.

In addition to research and teaching, the ETI is working on a wide range of projects in close cooperation with industry and public project sponsors to find innovative solutions and concepts for the future. In addition, the ETI offers an extensive equipment pool in which prototypes are built and tested for use.


125 Jahre ETIKIT
125 years of the Electrotechnical Institute and Farewell of Prof. Braun

The Electrotechnical Institute celebrated its 125th anniversary and the retirement of Prof. Braun on July 7. The two-year delay due to the pandemic did not inhibit the celebratory mood. The 170 invited guests enjoyed various technical and historical lectures. One of the highlights was the joint lecture by the current institute management together with Georg Schuisky, who had traveled from Sweden for the occasion. In the lecture, not only was the history of the institute presented, but it was also brought to life through the eyewitness account of Schuisky's father. Another special guest was the grandniece of the Institute's founder Prof. Arnold. Prof. Braun closed the official part of the celebration with his final speech and drew a varied summary of his management of the institute.

Rückkehr Konstruktionstafeln Newcomen Society
Return of two Design Boards

In December 2022, the ceremonial handover of two design panels for Dynabobau took place. Prof. Hiller received the boards from Willem de Jong on behalf of the institute's management.

Link to full article: "Return of two Portfolios to the Karlsruhe ETI", Newcomen Society Sept. 2023

Energiespeicher für die ProduktionFraunhofer IWU
Projekt start »Energy storage in production« (ESiP)

To ensure that no kilowatt hour remains unused: Fraunhofer IWU and partners pave the way for energy storage systems into the factory

SolarparkMarkus Breig, KIT
Solarpark 2.0: More yield for the same area

In the research project Solarpark 2.0, KIT is working together with partners from science and industry to reduce these losses. Innovative circuits, novel power electronics and KI-supported optimization are intended to increase the yield and service life of plants and reduce operating costs.