Thomas Haupt, M. Sc. gave a brief thematic insight into the field of “Smart Energy Systems”: “Using energy when it is available is one of the main goals of smart systems. In the real lab on campus, we are testing, for example, when heat pumps and wallboxes ideally work and when it is better not to.”
Laboratory engineer Oliver Abel explained the scope of activities of the Bavarian Drone Academy. In addition to the training offered to students and external parties, he met with great interest with the topic of thermography: “A drone with an IR camera can, for example, reveal thermal weak points on buildings. Likewise, however, it can also be used to find fawns before grass is cut.”
Last but not least, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Haresh Vaidya, who himself came to Germany to study in 2007 and now describes himself as “a’ eigheireter Mo in a Franconian family,” took the liberty of giving a preview of the new future course of study “Sustainable Building Systems” at the Feuchtwangen campus in the form of a teaser: “We are already in the preparations for the application. With video clips like the one shown, we want to attract attention via social media.”
The event then concluded with a building tour by Oliver Abel as well as a cozy get-together in the large research hall.