Austrian Institute of Technology
DI Dr. Christian Chimani
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
+43 (0)50 550-6233

AIT Austrian Institute of technolgy is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and specialist in the key infrastructure issues of the future.

AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport

The Center for Low-Emission Transport develops innovations for efficient, intelligent and safe vehicle components. The focus is on two key technologies for sustainable transport and mobility: powertrain electrification and material-based lightweight design.

In both areas, material development, semi-industrial processing technology and component design form the pillars for the integrated deployment of innovative vehicle system components.

Electric Drive Technologies: development centre for electric drive concepts

The AIT services enable the increasing of the energy efficiency of vehicle components, as well as for whole vehicles. This implies several technical advancements, such as investigating new technologies and topologies for powertrain and auxiliary components (including reducing the development time), designing procedures for robust and reliable power electronics, improved component interaction (e.g. the interplay between power electronics and the electric machine), and passenger comfort.

Light Metals Technologies: cutting-edge simulation tools and unique research infrastructure

The use of lightweight materials instead of steel is one of the fastest growing key trends in the aviation and automotive industry and shows an increased use in vehicle design. The enormous reduction in weight has a positive effect on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. At LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen, a 100% subsidiary of AIT, scientists use both cutting-edge simulation tools and a unique research infrastructure to develop and prototype new metal alloys and customized processes for future industrial appplications.

New battery materials laboratory – battery components for tomorrow‘s electric era

Specially equipped facilities for the synthesis, analysis and validation of material in small-sized cells open the door to comprehensive battery materials research. The focus is primarily on the development of high-performance cathodes and high-energy anode materials as well as on the optimisation of known cell chemistries. The scale up to prototype pouch cells of up to 10 Ah brings fundamental research closer to industrial production and bridges the gap between academia and industry. The characterization of materials from customers and project partners completes our portfolio.