Science and research


THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION is financing an endowed chair for compressor technology at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. With its Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Engineering (IKKU), the university is one of the few training and research facilities in this field throughout Germany. The endowed chair supplements the range of IKKU’s subjects with the central topic of compressor technology. Main focuses will be on noise reduction and an increase in efficiency of compressors along with their associated environmentally friendly technology.
“The establishment of an application-oriented endowed chair for compressor technology for refrigeration and process applications will provide strong impulses for a greater attractiveness and the effectiveness of the study programme in refrigeration, air conditioning and environmental engineering,” emphasises Prof. Dr. Markus Stöckner, Prorector for Research, Technology Transfer and Quality Management of the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. “In addition, the profile of the Mechanical Engineering degree programme will be further enhanced.” Dr.-Ing. Robin Langebach assumed the endowed chair as of March 1, 2019.


THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION sponsors a research training group and an artist-in-residence position at the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden).
At Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden researchers and artists engage in an exploration of the interactions between technology, art, science and entrepreneurship. The research training group consists of ten PhD students from various areas of studies. Submissions of applications for the artist-in-residence position are currently accepted.
Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden unites young scientists to explore and research future issues. The project consisting of three phases each of a three-year period will be addressing developments of “Artificial Intelligence” and focusses in particular on social and cultural change.

Refrigeration, Cryogenics and Compressor Technology at Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)

Since 2015 THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION has been sponsoring the International Graduate Programme “Future Refrigeration and Compressor Technologies” and a Summer School for students from Germany and the US at BITZER Endowed Chair for Refrigeration, Cryogenics and Compressor Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). Thus, this, TSF supports the international exchange on current developments in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology. Furthermore, TSF continues to sponsor various scientific research projects relating to principles of refrigeration technology at TU Dresden.

The foundation

Learn more about THE SCHAUFLER FOUNDATION, the founders Peter Schaufler and Christiane Schaufler-Münch and the founding company BITZER.